US contractors receive new USACE task orders

10 October 2003
Contracts totalling $290 million were awarded in early October by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to US contractors for the repair and upgrade of the local power sector. The awards were made as USACE announced that its anticipated spending on four indefinite duration/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts, awarded for work in Iraq and Afghanistan, had been raised from a maximum of $330 million over the next six months to about $2,000 million.

Three engineering contractors have been issued with new task orders under existing ID/IQ contracts, the maximum value of which has been raised to $500 million from the previous $100 million (MEED 4:4:03). They are:

Washington Group International has received a $110 million contract to repair electrical infrastructure in northern Iraq

Fluor Intercontinental has a $102 million contract for the repair of electrical infrastructure in the central area

Perini Corporation has a $66 million contract for the southern package.

Each contractor will repair, replace or supplement generating, transmission and distribution systems.

The other new task order, worth $12 million, was issued to IAP Worldwide Services for the supply of generators. IAP won on 15 November 2002 a one-year ID/IQ worth up to $29.5 million. The ceiling on the contract, which contains four one-year extension options, has been raised to $523.5 million.

The four ID/IQ contracts, combined with two imminent contracts worth $500 million each to restore Iraq's oil production to pre-war levels by April 2004, bring USACE's possible spending in Iraq to about $3,000 million in the next six months.

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