By Daniel. P. Elkins, Mission and Installation Contracting Command Public Affairs OfficeOctober 2, 2018
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 2, 2018) -- Contracting members from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command administered and executed contract actions valued at more than $5 billion in support of Soldiers and their families in fiscal 2018.
The command's two brigades, two field directorate offices, 30 contracting offices and nine battalions executed a combined 29,795 contract actions valued at $4,985,927,284 while also administering 499,299 Government Purchase Card transactions worth more than $726.7 million for the fiscal year.
Contracting members awarded contracts in support of Army commands, installations and activities across the country through the final hours of the government fiscal year, which came to a close Sept. 30. This included approximately $7.4 million in last-minute contract requirements in support of the Installation Management Command to address storm damage from Hurricane Florence that battled the eastern seaboard in September.
"Army acquisition professionals and our contracted partners share the tremendous responsibility of equipping and enabling the warfighter," said Brig. Gen. Bill Boruff, the MICC commanding general. "That capability extends to responding at a moment's notice to emerging requirements and further demonstrates the caliber of professionalism our civilian and uniformed workforce embodies day in and day out in support of Army."
The MICC also met all five of its small-business socioeconomic goals in fiscal 2018 for the fourth consecutive year. The MICC Small Business Programs workforce consists of specialists around the country representing small business interests. They conduct outreach events to inform industry representatives of installation requirements to ensure their maximum opportunity to compete for Army contracts.
About the MICC:
Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command consists of about 1,500 military and civilian members who are responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers as well as readying trained contracting units for the operating force and contingency environment when called upon. MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, facilitate training in the preparation of more than 100,000 conventional force members annually, training more than 500,000 students each year, and maintaining more than 14.4 million acres of land and 170,000 structures.