FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (March 24, 2015) -- The Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bragg contracting office and the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization here hosted their first partnered industry day March 11 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.The event provided a forum for businesses to hear presentations from government officials about USASATMO's strategic international objectives, anticipated proposal requirements about the framework for the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, and offered participants the opportunity to ask them questions.The event attracted more than 150 industry partners, representing 80 businesses interested in participating in the new aviation services and training/education indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, or IDIQ, contract and multiple award task order contracts both currently in development at the MICC-Fort Bragg contracting office.An IDIQ provides for an indefinite quantity of services for a fixed time. They are used when a government agency cannot determine, above a specified minimum, the precise quantities of supplies or services that it will require during the contract period. IDIQs help streamline the contract process and speed service delivery. A multiple award task order contract, or MATOC, is awarded following a single solicitation to two or more prime contractors to provide the government similar services or products. Those prime contractors then compete for future requirements, or tasks orders, the government places against the MATOC throughout the contract period. Like an IDIQ, this approach results in an expedited acquisition process.USASATMO is responsible for building the military and security forces of key allies and its local partners. Its mission includes assisting and training armies in doctrine, tactics and equipment. USASATMO trains on a variety of skills to a desired level of competence at the host nation's location of choice."It's a small organization that punches well above its weight," said Col. Gerald Boston, commander of the USASATMO.Casie Savage, lead contracting officer for procurement of the USASATMO IDIQ, said the event refines the contracting processes already in place."Events like industry day give us, the acquisition side of the process, a chance to deliver the overall customer requirement as it stands now and where it's headed in the future," Savage said. "Being able to respond to the questions of industry allows us to identify solutions to the challenges they may be facing -- the information received at this event will allow MICC-Fort Bragg to better develop our solicitation for services."Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the MICC is responsible for providing contracting support for the warfighter at Army commands, installations and activities located throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. In fiscal 2014, the command executed more than 37,000 contract actions worth more than $5.6 billion across the Army. The command also managed more than 633,000 Government Purchase Card Program transactions in fiscal 2014 valued at an additional $783 million.