DynCorp International has been named by the Department of the Army as a top performing industry partner for 2015 as a Tier I supplier. The list is the second annual ranking released as part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP) and recognizes contractors with the highest rankings for cost, schedule, performance, quality, and business relations.
Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, commented, “Being in Tier I is an incredible accomplishment.”
SSIP rankings are based on performance data from fiscal years 2012 to 2014 gathered through the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).
“We remain committed to providing the best equipment to our Soldiers at the best value for the taxpayer,” added Shyu. “SSIP is one of the ways we recognize our top performers.”
“This is an effort to look across the Army’s very valuable suppliers and identify those who provide the greatest value in terms of their performance,” said Harry Hallock, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for procurement. “Those suppliers achieving Tier I status are the vendors who consistently achieved or surpassed all contractual requirements, delivering the best products and services to our warfighters.”
SSIP was developed to give incentive to those who provide superior military services based on contract obligations and doing business with each of the three services. The program recognizes organizations’ business segments into one of three performance tiers, with “Tier I” being the best.
“We’re doing this so people get some feedback from us about how their performance is, relative to their peers,” said Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. “Then, they can take whatever action they think they need to do to improve their ratings.”
Kendall hopes the program will result in increased efficiency and improved performance.
“It’s recognition for business units that have been doing a superb job,” Shyu added. “Being in Tier I is ‘a big deal.’”