USACE tenders prime contracts

01 December 2003
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued in the last week of November pre-solicitation notices for 16 reconstruction prime contracts with a total value of up to $12,700 million. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts are part of the US Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Programme (IIRP), which is funded from the $18,600 million supplementary budget funds granted by the US congress on 6 November. The contracts, which will be administered by the new Coalition Provisional Authority project management office, are:

Power: Six contracts, with a total value of up to $5,000 million, cover: new power generation in the southern and northern regions; a nationwide rehabilitation of existing generation facilities; and three regional tenders for transmission, distribution, communications and control.

Water: Two pre-solicitation notices have been issued for five water sector reconstruction contracts totalling up to $4,375 million. Four of the contracts are for regional water treatment and distribution, as well as solid waste management. The fifth is a $775 million nationwide contract to manage water resources.

Housing: A $1,200 million contract is to be issued for the design, renovation and construction of residential buildings, hospitals, offices, schools, prisons, fire stations, border control stations, courthouses and police stations.

Transportation: A $500 million transportation infrastructure contract will be split into six packages, covering aviation, ports, railways, roads, bridges and environmental protection.

Telecommunications: Worth up to $200 million, the tendercalls for the design and build of a national communications system, including information technology (IT) systems and a national trunk radio network.

Security: Two contracts totalling up to $1,500 million will be awarded to support the reconstruction of security and justice facilities. The contracts will include design and construction of dormitories, sewage treatment and water treatment plants, electrical generating plants, roads and police stations.

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