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Tony Capaccio – (Bloomberg) – September 30, 2011 – Fluor Corp. (FLR) has dropped a protest filed last month with the Government Accountability Office challenging a $500 million award to KBR Inc. (KBR) for a logistics support contract in Iraq, according to KBR and a government website.
Irving, Texas-based Fluor withdrew its protest Wednesday, according to the GAO’s website and KBR spokeswoman Gabriela Segura in an e-mail. Fluor spokesman Keith Stephens said the company had no comment.
The contract was on hold until the protest was resolved. The hold has been lifted, said Army Sustainment Command spokeswoman Linda Theis.
Houston, Texas-based KBR announced August 2 it will continue for the State Department its previous Iraq role providing base support after U.S. troops are scheduled to withdraw in December.
KBR will support the State Department’s embassy staff, including utilities management, fire fighting, food services, laundry, shuttle bus services, fuel and postal operations.
The one-year contract includes a one-year option.
On August 2 we reported: KBR Awarded $500M Base Life Support (BLS) for State Department in Iraq under LOGCAP IV.
KBR was awarded the task order by the U.S. Army Contracting Command under its current Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV contract to execute the LOGCAP IV Post 2011 Base Life Support (BLS) requirements for the U.S. Department of State’s mission in Iraq at the U.S. Embassy in the International Zone (Green Zone) in Iraq. The task order is valued at over $500 million with a Period of Performance of one base year plus one option year. This award is KBR’s third task order under the LOGCAP IV contract. Read the remainder of this entry »
Apparently some very significant changes will be implemented on the new LOGCAP IV Task Order 4, BLS contract which will directly affect employees right in the wallet. Below is an email from KBR’s LOGCAP IV Principal Program Manager Mike Mayo.
Program Management Office
4100 Clinton Drive
Houston, Texas 77020
TO: LOGCAP KBR Employees
FROM: Mike Mayo, LOGCAP IV Principal Program Manager
SUBJECT: Pay Program for LOGCAP IV Iraq Post 2011 Base Life Support Task Order 0004
DATE: 03 August 2011
Soon the LOGCAP IV transition team will begin extending job offers to LOGCAP III and LOGCAP IV individuals for Task Order 0004, which was recently awarded to KBR. The job offers will include the position, base salary, work week hours and other pay compensation items. Details regarding your salary and compensation will also be included on the Iraq Base Life Support data sheet when you sign your employment agreement. When you receive a job offer, a calculator will be provided to allow you to approximate your change in pay. A pay compensation overview is provided below.
For All Employees: Read the remainder of this entry »
Updated: Here is the original solicitation on this Task Order. Below is the email from KBR’s LOGCAP Principal Program Manager, John Cusick announcing the award and KBR’s Press Release.
From: William Gahlbeck on behalf of FDXBKBR – LOGCAP III HQ ME
Sent: Tue 8/2/2011 3:39 AM
To: DL_KBR LOGCAP III All Hands ME
Subject: KBR Awarded Task Order to provide support to Department of State under LOGCAP IV
TO: LOGCAP III Middle East Employees
FROM: John J. Cusick, Principal Program Manager, LOGCAP III ME
SUBJECT: KBR Awarded Task Order to provide support to Department of State under LOGCAP IV
DATE: August 2, 2011
Congratulations to the KBR proposal team and LOGCAP IV leadership for winning the Department of State Base Life Support task order award. This is a huge win for LOGCAP employees and the entire KBR team.
Under the task order, KBR will provide support to the U.S. Embassy staff in Baghdad and services at other diplomatic and training post locations throughout Iraq. The period of performance is one base year plus one option year. Services will include facilities and utilities management; firefighting; food service; laundry; shuttle bus services; retail fuel; postal service; and airfield operations.
The award is a result of KBR’s performance as a team effort: Task Orders 151 and 159, LOGCAP IV Task Order 002 and the KBR proposal team.
Once again, congratulations to KBR and the LOGCAP IV team.
We Deliver . All the Way,
JOHN J. CUSICK
Principal Program Manager
LOGCAP III Middle East
KBR Awarded Major Task Order Under Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV Contract in Iraq
Houston, Texas — August 2, 2011 — KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced it was awarded a task order by the U.S. Army Contracting Command under its current Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV contract to execute the LOGCAP IV Post 2011 Base Life Support (BLS) requirements for the U.S. Department of State’s mission in Iraq. The task order is valued at over $500 million with a Period of Performance of one base year plus one option year. This award is KBR’s third task order under the LOGCAP IV contract.
KBR will provide support to U.S. Embassy staff in Baghdad and services at other diplomatic posts throughout Iraq. Services will include facilities and utilities management, fire fighting, food service, laundry, shuttle bus services, retail fuel, postal service and air field operations.
“This award affirms the U.S. government’s recognition of KBR’s proven capability to deliver projects and services in logistically challenging environments,” said Mark Williams, President, KBR Infrastructure, Government and Power. “KBR is proud to support the U.S. Department of State’s mission as we continue our support of the U.S. Government in Iraq which began in 2003.”
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