Army procurement officials failed to properly manage a key support contract for contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, awarding millions of dollars of work without competition and disclosing bidders’ proprietary information without their knowledge or consent, according to a watchdog’s new report.
The report by the Defense Department inspector general found scores of internal control weaknesses associated with the Army Sustainment Command’s management of a support contract for the massive Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, which provides a host of services and in-theatre assistance to soldiers. Three firms — DynCorp International, Fluor Corp. and KBR — compete for task orders on the LOGCAP IV contract.
Serco Inc. of Vienna, Va., in February 2007 won a $117 million support contract to help the Army plan and estimate costs of task orders on the LOGCAP IV contract. But, according to auditors, Army officials allowed the scope of Serco’s contract to expand to non-LOGCAP requirements without taking the proper steps to ensure competition and prevent conflicts of interest.
As I get more information I will update this post. For more information on LOGCAP IV task order awards click HERE.
KBR LOGCAP III and LOGCAP IV Project Management are pleased to announce that a contract to provide Base Life Support to Army/Navy operations and U.S. and Coalition Forces in Bahrain has been awarded to KBR under LOGCAP IV. This is great news for KBR and its employees, as it is yet another demonstration of the customer’s and client’s confidence in our ability to deliver reliability and quality products and services.
More information will be forthcoming concerning work opportunities and the details of the contract. Congratulations to KBR, LOGCAP IV and the employees of the LOGCAP projects who have set the standard in quality and excellence.
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The Army is acting like there is no other company out there who can do this work or is it more likely there are few legitimate companies out there who want to deal with the Army’s incompetence. MsSparky