Overseas Civilian Contractors

News and issues relating to Civilian Contractors working Overseas

Government Furnished Contractor Support Under C-JTSCC (IPD #12-08)

CENTCOM Joint Theater Support Contracting Command

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Interim Policy Directive #12-08

Effective Date April 6, 2012

Applicability:  This IPD applies to all contracting activities subordinate to the Commanding General of CENTCOM  Joint Theater Support Contracting Command  (C-JTSCC), who is the head of contracting activity (HCA) for Afghanistan and Coordinating Authority for Iraq, and all external agencies to C-JTSCC which have issued or will issue contracts for performance in Afghanistan or Iraq.

1. Purpose:  The purpose of this IPD is to revise the C-JTSCC  Acquistion Instruction (AI) clause 952.255-0011, Government Issued Contractor Support, to account for security support provided to contractors in Iraq.     The following changes are made to the AI:

2.  CHANGE Language 952.255-0011 Government Issued Contractor Support

052.255-0011 GOVERNMENT ISSUED CONTRACTOR SUPPORT

As prescribed in AI 25.7703-5(j), insert clause 952.255.0011, Government Issued Contractor Support in all service and construction contracts with performance in Iraq or Afghanistan.  Prior to checking blocks to authorize services for contractor personnel, Contracting Officers shall coordinate with requiring activities to verify what services are available and authorized at their locations.

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April 19, 2012 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Department of Defense, Iraq, Safety and Security Issues, Wartime Contracting | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Contractor Support of US CENTCOM AOR 4th Quarter 2011

The following numbers do not include State Department/USAID or USACE contracts.

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November 6, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Casualties, Department of Defense, Iraq, Pentagon, Wartime Contracting | , , , , , | Leave a comment

CENTCOM rewards KBR’s dismal LOGCAP performance with $3.8 billion MATOC Contract

Awarded U.S. Central Command’s Multiple Award Task Order Contract

Cross Posted from MsSparky

BusinessWire – June 30, 2011
KBR (NYSE:KBR) today announced that it has been awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District the U.S. Central Command’s () Multiple Award Task Order Contract (). This new program has an overall value of $3.8 billion, with a period of performance currently at two base years, with one-year options available for the following three years.

Under the previous CENTCOM MATOC program, KBR successfully executed $620M worth of projects across 32 separate task orders, thereby establishing a longstanding history with this client. The current MATOC program will support design-build and construction projects throughout the 20 countries of the CENTCOM area of responsibility, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Uzbekistan and Yemen. A large majority of the task orders anticipated for this MATOC program include vital projects directly supporting the U.S. Military and U.S. Government in the various regions.

“It is a privilege for KBR to be given the opportunity to continue to work with the Middle East District , and to continue to offer a high level of services and quality facilities to our military personnel located throughout the world,” said , Group President, Infrastructure, Government & Power.

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.kbr.com. (Click HERE for original article)

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June 30, 2011 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Oversight, Contracts Awarded, KBR, LOGCAP, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , , | Leave a comment

SAIC subcontracts ammo logistics support to DynCorp

FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)DynCorp International (DI) announced today that it has been selected as a subcontractor by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] to support the 1st Theater Sustainment Command (1st TSC), providing munitions logistics services support for Department of Defense and coalition forces throughout the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility.

The subcontract has a one-year base period of performance and four one-year options. The total contract value is more than $33 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Kuwait.

Under the subcontract, DynCorp International will help provide labor and other resources necessary for the storage and handling of ammunitionRead the entire press release here

March 17, 2011 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contract Awards, Department of Defense, DynCorp, Government Contractor, Kuwait | , , , , , | Leave a comment

CENTCOM Suspends Two US Contractors Amid Non-Payment Allegations

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KABUL, Afghanistan – CENTCOM Contracting Command announced today that two prime contractors to the U.S. military in Afghanistan had their U.S. federal government contracting privileges suspended as a result of questions regarding their financial resources.

Concerns were identified when several contractors brought allegations that Bennett-Fouch Associates and K5 Global, both owned by an American, Ms. Sarah Lee, failed to pay subcontractors. The U.S. government attempted to contact Bennett-Fouch without success to address these allegations in connection with construction contracts at military bases in Afghanistan. The failure of firms to pay their local national workforce or local national subcontractors adversely affects counterinsurgency strategy.

According to documents provided by its subcontractors, Bennett-Fouch falsely blamed the alleged nonpayment on the U.S. government, claiming it had failed to pay the prime contractor. In reality, the U.S. government had paid Bennett-Fouch for the work on the construction projects. Before the government became aware of these allegations, Bennett-Fouch closed its local offices and its bank accounts in Afghanistan. The contracting officer attempted to locate the contractor to complete its final payment, but given these allegations, the government has set aside the remaining amount due pending final resolution. Please the see entire story here

January 5, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Oversight, Department of Defense, Government Contractor, Pentagon, Wartime Contracting | , , , , , , | Leave a comment