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Sysco wins up to $8.7 million contract for food distribution to the military

By Journal Staff



VAN BUREN — Sysco Syracuse LLC, has recently been awarded a maximum $8.7 million contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency for full-line food distribution to the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

This is a two-year base contract with two 18-month option periods, according to a July 12 contract announcement from the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract work will be done in Northern New York for Zone 2, with a June 30, 2023 ordering-period end date. The contract award date was July 1, 2021. 

The type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2023 defense working-capital funds. The contracting authority is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support division in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sysco beat out one other bid for the pact. 

The Sysco Syracuse distribution center is located at 2508 Warners Road in the town of Van Buren. Sysco Syracuse says it distributes more than 10,000 items, including meat, poultry, seafood, produce, dairy, frozen, beverage, dry, and canned-food products, as well as non-food wares such as paper plates, napkins, and cooking utensils.

Sysco Syracuse is a unit of Houston, Texas–based Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), which sells, markets, and distributes food products to restaurants, health care and educational facilities, and hotels. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the food service and hospitality industries. With more than 57,000 employees, it operates 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations. 


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