DMEA Demonstrates Unique Ability
The Satellite Communications Division at Tobyhanna Army Depot
didn’t know what to do. It needed to replace twelve different electronic components.
The Defense Logistics Agency had supplied the missing parts before, but now DLA
said it could no longer find eleven of the parts.
circuits that DMEA is currently reverse engineering for us have been a problem for
many years. Our last source of supply, DLA [Defense Logistics Agency], will no longer
supply these parts. They did take on one of the parts and gave us a delivery of
12 months. Two years later, they cancelled our request... In other words, we had
to start all over again.
“We then released a solicitation for the 12 parts. We received three bids,
but during negotiations, two dropped out quickly. The last bidder wanted, up front,
almost $1 million to study the parts and then let us know if they could make them...
Delivery would be 23 to 28 months after the study was complete... After 1 year of
negotiations, we reached an impasse... After 3 years, we were still not close to
getting the parts.
“When I called DMEA], things started to happen... The delivery of the first
part in April actually beat your original schedule. The people at TYAD cannot thank
you enough for delivering these parts. We only wish that we found out about your
Frank Estock, Branch Chief
Tobyhanna Army Depot
Satellite Communications Division