JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (April 23, 2021) -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command recognized members of the Simplified Acquisition Threshold Supply Procurement Program team for reaching its milestone 10,000th contract award during a virtual ceremony April 21 from Fort Drum, New York.
The Simplified Acquisition Threshold Supply Procurement Program, or S2P2, was established in mid-2017 as an e-commerce technology designed to deliver supplies to Soldiers more quickly and piloted MICC-wide the first quarter of fiscal 2017. It reach it 10,000-milestone award in March 2021.
Brig. Gen. Christine Beeler, who joined the ceremony virtually from Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, touted the hard work by S2P2 team for not only supporting all MICC contracting offices but also organizations across the globe.
“I just can’t imagine how more effective we can be using your program to help the Army achieve its mission,” Beeler said. “You have worked hard for our Army. Contracting professionals at Fort Drum have shown the Army you can buy quicker, you can buy cheaper, and you can buy faster. You have broken the paradigm and more importantly have gotten buy-in from requiring activities.”
S2P2 is credited for significantly reducing the procurement action lead time from approximately 27 days initially to an average of one day for delivery for federal government contract obligations through its online reverse auction marketplace managed by members of the MICC contracting office and 925th Contracting Battalion at Fort Drum.
S2P2 team members from Fort Drum recognized included team lead Jennifer Earl-Schultheis, Thomas Brown, Ramona Lacey-Gonzales, Jared Kiser, Darrell Brown, Beth Faciane, Linda Picard, Michael Mackey, Judy Motter, Ralph Jones, Decima Chiasson, Kendric Spence, Joy Davis, Anastasia Caldera and Barbara Glen.
“This is my favorite team. They are super motivated, resilient and very competitive,” Earl-Schultheis said. “They love to succeed; it drives them to see things get delivered and awarded … quickly and smoothly while improving the process. I could not possibly be more proud of the people on the S2P2 team, they are truly impressive.”
The procurement program also greatly reduces the number of hour man-hours necessitated for obtaining mission-essential supplies that allows contracting officials to shift its personnel resources toward other contract priorities in support of Soldiers and their families.
MICC-Fort Drum leaders also took time during the ceremony to recognize a handful of their staff for outstanding performance as well as say farewell to those departing the organization for their next assignments.
About the MICC
Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-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. As part of its mission, 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.