Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Four Private Contractors Get State Department Contracts for Africa.

Four private contractors have received part of a $1.5 billion State Department contract for Africa.

These four include Protection Strategies Inc (PSI), DynCorp International, AECOM and Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE).

According to the State Department:
The program encompasses logistics support, construction, military training and advising, maritime security capacity building, equipment procurement, operational deployment for peacekeeping troops, aerial surveillance and conference facilitation. Potential contractors must possess a broad range of functional regional expertise and logistics support capabilities. The intent is to have contractors on call to undertake a wide range of diverse projects, including setting up operational bases to support peacekeeping operations in hostile environments, military training and to providing a range of technical assistance and equipment for African militaries and peace support operations. These tasks will be implemented in countries throughout the African continent, as designated by the DOS, and in conjunction with specific DOS programs and policies. Potential contractors must possess the following capabilities: demonstrated capability for ?in house? construction work, experience working in a third world environment, stability operations support experience, military training, logistics support, equipment procurement institution building, strong financial management processes, proven adherence to timelines, strong HQ support for field, thorough vetting of employees in the field, solid program management, and medical support.

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