Darley Lands Milestone Defense Contract with DLA

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Itasca, IL, January 7, 2021 –

On January 5, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awarded Darley Defense a contract on the 5th iteration of the Special Operational Equipment (SOE) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) Program. The award, made to Darley and five other contractors, is valued at $33 Billion over a 10-year period. The award has a two-year base contract with four two-year option periods. It is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that enables Federal customers to order commercial-off-the-shelf items within the scope of Special Operational Equipment. Darley supplied roughly $500 million in equipment to federal customers in FY2020 under the predecessor SOE TLS contract. 


The scope of work under the SOE TLS program includes the total logistics support for the special operational equipment requirements of DLA customers to include military installations, federal agencies, and other authorized DLA customers located worldwide.  

“This contract is really our license to sell to the DOD,” said Darley CEO, Paul C. Darley. “We are proud to be able to serve our defense and other federal customers for another 10 years under this milestone contract. Our team is strong, and we are well suited to assist our military customers in meeting their capabilities for their ever-evolving mission sets.”  

About W.S. Darley & Co: Founded in 1908, W.S. Darley & Co. (Darley) remains a family owned and operated business, supplying the highest quality equipment solutions to its military and first responder customers. With origins in the equipment distribution and Midwest manufacturing, Darley offers a family of leading innovate emergency equipment brands and innovative solutions. Darley prides itself on delivering the highest quality solutions and services from its corporate headquarters in Itasca, IL and its’ ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing operations in Chippewa Falls, WI, Janesville, IA, Grand Rapids, MI. Darley also maintains offices is six countries worldwide.  

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