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Talentscale Receives KRACEn Contract Award

LAS VEGAS, NV – June 22, 2020: Talentscale, Inc. was selected as an awardee on the Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components, and Engines (KRACEn) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) supporting the United States Navy.

Commander, Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC) awarded a 10-year, $6.1 billion, enterprise contract vehicle to 42 small business industry partners on April 14, enabling U.S. Navy, government customers, and international partners to procure aircraft maintenance services and sustainment support quicker.

The Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components, and Engines—commonly called KRACEn—is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts (MAC) that will provide maintenance services and support for single satellite sites, small aircraft quantities, personnel to augment government maintenance teams, and overhaul capabilities for aircraft components and subsystems. This is COMFRC’s first, multi-billion
contract award.

The MAC’s scope of work, which is set aside for small businesses, includes modification kit build and installations, recovery of downed aircraft, repair, and overhaul of aircraft and components, repair and overhaul of engines, and augmentation labor supplement for maintenance both ashore and afloat.

“As one of 42 small business industry partners, Talentscale will help enable COMFRC to effectively use the KRACEn enterprise contract vehicle allowing the Navy to meet its sustainment needs expeditiously while delivering improved outcomes,” COMFRC Executive Director Roy Harris said. “KRACEn is a crucial addition to our traditional organic capabilities, providing us with the means to tap into the expertise of small business industry partners.”

The nature of the work covered by KRACEn—simple platform, organizational-level Contractor Logistic Services (CLS) requirements involving few aircraft, elemental or off aircraft tasks—is well-suited for small businesses, according to COMFRC Acquisition Group, CLS Division Lead Chris Giggey. The CLS Division, formally known as the Fast Acquisition Solutions to Enable Readiness (FASTER) team, was charted by Commander, Naval Air Systems Command in 2018 to improve acquisition speed and quality of services by developing expertise in CLS contracting.

“The entire Talentscale team is honored to have been chosen as a contract awardee amongst a select group of Small Businesses competing for this contract and we are eager to serve the NAVAIR team under the KRACEn contract vehicle. It is an honor to receive an award of a contract that so closely aligns with our mission and we look forward to enabling NAVAIR to succeed in its mission for years to come” said Doug Poldrugo, Talentscale’s CEO and Founder.

“Talentscale is eager to have a hand in executing on NAVAIR’s FASTER initiative on forthcoming Task Orders. As a company comprised of mostly Veterans who are former aircraft maintainers, we understand the critical importance of operational readiness. We are uniquely positioned to begin serving the NAVAIR mission of providing safe and deployable assets in support of ensuring the operational readiness of Naval Aviation assets under this contract,” said Aaron Gill, Talentscale Vice President, Aircraft Services & Programs.

Talentscale, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides Staff Augmentation Services as well as Engineering and Technical Services to the aviation and aerospace industries in support of aircraft maintenance, modification, and manufacturing efforts. Since being founded in 2008, the company’s focus has been on the sourcing and placement of skilled Veterans on a contract, contract to hire, and/or direct hire basis across a wide range of skill sets in support of government and commercial aircraft maintenance, modification, and manufacturing programs.

Please direct all inquiries specific to this press release to info@talentscale.com.

COMFRC Public Release 2020-307. Distribution Statement A – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

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