The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded BMMI a Food for Peace two-year contract for the Horn of Africa Region.
The purpose of this contract is to provide the government with warehousing, port operations and transport services for the Food Aid Program. These services will enable the program to quickly and flexibly move and store its commodities in and out of the BMMI-USAID ‘prepo’ warehouse in Djibouti, to areas ranging from Algeria to Somalia.
In the past three years, BMMI Djibouti has provided support to USAID in this type of Pre-position and Logistics Services contract. By handling the logistics of food aid in its strategically located warehouse, delivery times are reduced by several months in comparison with a similar dispatch of food from ports in the U.S. directly into the areas in need.
Under the new contract, the company will handle an estimated 25,000 gross metric tons of vegetable oil and packaged corn, wheat or soybean products to respond to humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa and surrounding regions.
This single-award, Indefinite Quantity Contract with a two-year base and three one-year option periods, has a total potential value of $2,500,000 increasing to as much as $15,000,000 if all options are exercised.
Bahrain-based BMMI specializes in the distribution of food and beverages and has particular strengths in the provision of contract-based supply services for governmental, NGO, commercial and military organisations.