Four-year award to collect, sell and dispose of UK military equipment


Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) has been awarded a contract with a potential throughput of $17 million over four years to sell and dispose of UK armed forces aviation platforms, equipment and spares.

DGS was selected by the Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA), the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) arm authorized to sell surplus military equipment and inventory.

Under terms of the contract, DGS will handle sale and disposal of aircraft, aircraft spares, training aids and ground support equipment, along with other military equipment and spares such as communications systems. DGS performed similar work for DESA for five years as a subcontractor before selection as prime contractor under the new award, which takes effect May 1.

Agility DGS will use a customized IT system to target buyers in aerospace businesses. It also has developed databases to sanitize, cross-reference, and manage the inventory. Collection, sales and reporting activity is managed with the same database, which has been tailored to the requirements of the contract.

“To receive this contract, we outlined the core processes we have developed and refined over five years of operation, including piece-part-level traceability for over 16 million parts,” said Gareth Webberley, Vice President of Agility DGS Europe. “We proposed innovative solutions around the top-level activity management for collection, storage, sales and reporting, coupled with use of the web to broaden our customer reach.”

Under terms of the contract, Agility DGS will collect equipment and spares from the MOD in the UK.  Sales will be made worldwide, subject to applicable export controls.