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    NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego Provides Husbanding Contracting Support to four ships during San Francisco Fleet Week

    Jose Gomez and Jose Juarez, members of the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego Operational Forces Contracting Support Team, prepare for daily reconnaissance meeting in San Francisco on Oct 3.

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    Story by Tristan Pavlik 

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego

    The NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego Operational Forces Contracting Support Team provided onsite support in San Francisco for the USS Princeton (CG 59), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Kansas City (LCS 22) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during San Francisco Fleet Week 2022.

    “Our role at the event is to assist the Contracting Officer Representative with visibly verifying that what we paid for was provided by the Husbanding Service Provider. In the event they didn’t provide something, we coordinate with the HSP to get them to provide it or modify the task orders to ensure we don’t pay for it,” explained Jose Gomez, Division Director, Operational Forces Contracting Support NAVSUP FLC San Diego. “We need to be there to negotiate the price on the spot for urgent or last-minute items and provide instant verbal approval so the ships get what they need without delays. Essentially, we act as an agent for the ships and deal with the HSP for them.”

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego assists with Husbanding Contracting Support for the ships during Fleet Week because the event is held on non-military piers which do not provide the Navy resources needed to support the event. HSPs are important because they provide the Navy with the supplies, equipment, and services they need in areas where there are no organic Navy resources. HSPs support the Navy all across the globe.

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego works with the HSP to provide support to contracts for supplies and services the ship needs. These supplies and services include: tug services, pilot services, trash removal, brows and brow stands, fenders, utilities (such as potable water), cell phones, vehicles (vans and cars), and force protection/security (barriers, fencing, metal detectors, guards, etc.).

    Husbanding Service Providers are an integral part of port visits as they provide the US Navy with the supplies/equipment and services they need in areas where there are no organic Navy resources. This year the awardee is Waypoint, LLC. In total, the services for San Francisco Fleet week amount to approximately $1.9 million across all four ships.

    To coordinate this effort, NAVSUP FLC San Diego will interact with the 3rd Fleet Contracting Officer Representative, the ship’s Supply Officer, the ship’s supply personnel, and the HSP (contractor).

    “San Francisco Fleet Week helps the U.S. Military showcase its service members, Naval Fleet, and aircraft to America,” said Jose Juarez, Deployable Contracting Officer, NAVSUP FLC San Diego. “It is both exciting and an honor to provide contracting support to the fleet during such a high visibility event. It is important to be onsite to meet with the ships supply officers and the Husbanding Service Provider we contracted to ensure the mission is accomplished and the ships have all the support they need.”

    San Francisco Fleet Week is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America's sea services. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events, showcase capabilities and equipment to the community, and enjoy the hospitality of the city and its surrounding areas.

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego is one of eight FLCs under Commander, NAVSUP. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, NAVSUP employs a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 25,000 military and civilian personnel. NAVSUP and the Navy Supply Corps conduct and enable supply chain, acquisition, operational logistics and Sailor & family care activities with our mission partners to generate readiness and sustain naval forces worldwide to prevent and decisively win wars. Learn more at, and



    Date Taken: 10.06.2022
    Date Posted: 10.06.2022 15:09
    Story ID: 430881
    Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US 

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