ITT awarded Kuwait Base Operations and Security Support Services (K-BOSSS)
According to a letter from the Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Contracting Center the Kuwait Base Operations and Security Support Services (K-BOSSS) contract W52P1J-09-R-0065 has been awarded to ITT Federal Services International Corporation.
The Government received five (5) timely proposals and one (1) late proposal. Of the five (5) competitive proposals, one was eliminated from the competitive range.
The determination of contract award was based on the overall best value to the Government among the four offers in the competitive range.
K-BOSSS is one of three contracts that will replace the current Combat Support Services Contract-Kuwait (CSSC-K) contract #DASA02-99-C-1234 held by Combat Support Services (CSA) in Kuwait. The three contracts replacing CSSC-K are Kuwait Base Operation Security Support Services, Ammunition Supply Point, and Supply Support Activity. The CSSC-K contract was to end September 30, 2010 unless it is extended again. The total amount of CSA’s CSSC-K contract has approached $3.5 billion since first awarded in 1999.
According to FedBizOpps.gov the amount of the contract is $75 Million! I don’t know what the length of the contract is for and how many options are available.
Regarding the recent scathing DoDIG Report regarding CSA’s lax security on the CSSC-K contract, one has to wonder if that weighed in on the Governments award decision. Not knowing for sure if they even bid, I wonder if it was their proposal that was eliminated.
Let the protests begin!!