US army selects Washington Group for $1.4 billion service contracts
Washington Group International has been selected for a contract to provide a variety of design, engineering, and construction services to the Transatlantic Programs Center of the United States Army Corps of Engineers throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.
The contract has a monetary ceiling of $500 million for the first year. It also includes four one-year options, each with a $250 million ceiling. Under the terms of the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, Washington Group and its partner, Black & Veatch Corporation, will be awarded specific assignments to support the Corps of Engineers over the next five years.
The work is confined to the US Central Command area of operations, which includes Iraq and 24 other countries from the Horn of Africa through Central Asia.
This latest award is the second such contract won by Washington Group to support the Corps of Engineers in the region. Currently, Washington Group is performing $344 million worth of tasks under a contract awarded last April that has a $500 million ceiling.
Most of the current work is being performed in Iraq where Washington Group is refurbishing and installing electricity generating plants, reconstructing 460 kilometers of 400 kilovolt electrical transmission lines and bringing a hospital back into full service. Other tasks are being performed in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
IDIQ contracts do not identify a specific quantity of services, but they do set ceilings on the total amount of work that can be awarded to a company during the life of the contract. — (menareport.com)
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