Petroleum Sessions

DoD Fuel Standard Pricing
The standard price of fuel is a tool created by the Department of Defense to insulate the military services from the day-to-day fluctuations of the fuel marketplace. It provides the military services and the Office of the Secretary of Defense budget stability in an unstable environment, with gains or losses being absorbed by a revolving fund known as the Defense Working Capital Fund. This session will provide information on how standard prices are developed to meet financial management regulations of the DWCF. The discussion will include information on the cost categories included within the standard price, the impact of standard price on cash balances, and its impacts on the DoD customer. Comparisons between standard prices and actual costs will also be discussed.

Contracting Officer Representative Workshop
A Contracting Officer Representative, or COR, is the eyes and ears of the DLA Energy contracting officer at multiple locations around the world where contractors are providing services to DLA Energy customers. During this session, a subject matter expert will discuss the roles and responsibilities of, and expectations for, DLA Energy CORs. It will include topics such as the registration process in the Contracting Officer Representative Tool, or CORT, approval process, training requirements, COR monthly reports, common access card logs/justifications, items for upload in CORT, and common problems users experience. The discussion will also focus on the relationship between the contractor and the COR, and information that should be shared.

International Agreements
The DLA Energy International Agreements program provides a non-contracting solution for military fuel support requirements with foreign militaries through the use of acquisition and cross-servicing agreements, or ACSA, authority. This session is designed to provide military planners an overview of the International Agreements program, and how it can be leveraged to support supply chain operations, deployments or exercises overseas. Discussions will include the roles and responsibilities of the DLA Energy headquarters and region offices, and outline the differences between ACSA orders, fuel exchange agreements, direct bill agreements, and fuel support agreements used to support U.S. Department of Defense and foreign military fuel requirements around the world.

Jet Propellant Thermally Stable Fuel Discussion
DLA Energy continuously works to identify additional qualified vendors in support of its thermally stable turbine aviation fuel requirement, also known as jet propellant thermally stable or JPTS. JPTS is a kerosene-based hydrocarbon fuel that requires high thermal stability, specialized additive packaging and is used in limited quantities for special applications. This product is procured under specification MIL-DTL-25524. This session provides a forum for DLA Energy contracting and fuel quality subject matter experts to discuss the procurement process and unique testing and inspection requirements associated with the production of JPTS with potential vendors. Furthermore, the panel will discuss how successful completion of the initial quality requirements translate to optimal support for the warfighter and the Department of Defense. It is an excellent opportunity for industry to share its view of the potential challenges encountered when evaluating the possibility of producing JPTS with a highly qualified panel of subject matter experts.

Bulk Bid Evaluation Model and Offer Entry Tool Overview
An overview of the Bulk Bid Evaluation Model, also known as BEM and Offer Entry Tool, or OET and how the systems are used in the Bulk Petroleum Products’ procurement evaluation process. The systems support Bulk’s four major buying programs in procuring approximately $5.7 billion in petroleum products annually. The Bulk BEM is a mixed-integer linear optimization program used to find the minimum laid down cost for the entire requirements of a purchase program. The OET is an electronic tool used by vendors in submitting offers under DLA Energy Bulk Fuels solicitations.

Western Hemisphere Fuel Operations
DLA Energy Americas will host a panel discussion to facilitate questions and feedback on DLA Energy Americas fuel operations within the Western Hemisphere. This session will consist of two 30-minute sessions. During the first session, a subject matter expert will discuss the evolution of DLA Energy Americas Defense Support to Civil Authorities in response to 2017-2018 hurricane seasons. The session will start with a 10-minute primer on the evolution of DSCA fuel support to facilitate a 20-minute question and feedback session. The second 30-minute session will focus on DLA Energy Americas fuel supply chain management with commercial partners via multi-model transportation networks. The network includes commercial pipelines, tanker ships, barges, rail tanker cars and tanker trucks. The panel will also open a discussion on distribution challenges and emerging best business practices in evolving DLA Energy fuel supply and distribution management policy and processes.

as of February 8, 2019