VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 11, 2015) – ADS, Inc. has been recognized as a Gold Tier supplier for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as part of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP). The SSIP is an extension of the Better Buying Power Initiative that began in 2010, designed to identify the highest performing suppliers for 2013-2014, measured in areas such as cost, schedule, performance, quality and business relations.

“Given DLA’s mission to support our warfighters around the world, it’s important to recognize those companies with proven track records for superior performance in government contracting,” DLA acquisition directorate chief Matthew Beebe said.

“Every member of the ADS team is focused on solving our customers’ challenges. This award just validates that we are doing what we set out to do and that we are an integral part of the community we serve.”

– Brant Feldman, Executive VP of Sales, ADS

The Gold Level/Top Performer distinction is the highest bracket that can be awarded to a company. To even be eligible for consideration, companies must have DLA contracts with a proven record of performance as well as an established rating with the federal Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).

More than 150 suppliers were considered for these awards, with only the top 40 selected as DLA’s superior suppliers.

ADS is part of the top 15 selected for the Gold Level. From its’ inception, the company was built around supporting DOD customers and has maintained multiple DLA procurement programs since winning its first contract in 2000. Currently, ADS is ranked as DLA’s seventh largest contractor and 45th overall with DOD contractors according to Bloomberg Government’s (BGOV) 200 Federal Industry Leaders 2014 report.

Founded in 1997, ADS has remained an integral part of the Hampton Roads community with more than 80 percent of its 340 employees calling the region their home. ADS is also a Top 100 Military Friendly and Military Spouse Friendly employer and was recently named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association of Business Resources.

“The distinction of being a ‘Top Performer’ exemplifies our commitment to the men and women who serve our country, many of whom are right here in the Hampton Roads military community,” said Brant Feldman, ADS, Inc. executive vice president of sales.

ADS Inc. is a leading solutions provider that proudly serves all branches of the U.S. Military, federal, state and local government organization, law enforcement, first responders, foreign governments and the defense industry. The company is focused on solving customers’ challenges through the largest product and service selection, the broadest array of procurement and contract options, world-class support and logistics solutions and legendary customer service. ADS actively seeks out customers’ equipment and logistics challenges to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions that help them complete their mission and maintain readiness. ADS equipment and support solutions include C4ISR, Combat Support, Medical, Operational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE), Weapons and Optics as well as Special Missions, including CWMD, CBRNe EOD, First Responders and Maritime Operations. – Our Purpose, Your Mission.