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Al Karana [Al Kurana]

The US is stockpiling antipersonnel mines in Qatar. Two hundred sixteen ADAM projectiles containing 7,776 antipersonnel mines are currently stored at the Al Karana Ammunition Pre-Stockage Point in Qatar as part of US Army Pre-Positioned Stocks Five (APS-5).

On 16 January 1998 the US Army Corps of Engineers Trans-Atlantic Program Center in Winchester VA announced a solicitation of names of United States operations and maintenance (O&M) service contractors, or joint ventures between United States O&M service contractors and Qatari O&M service contractors interested in submitting an offer on the project in the State of Qatar. The project was to perform base operation functions to include facility operations, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, unscheduled urgent repairs, custodial services, refuse collection, pest control, minor design and construction, and related sundry services at two locations in the State of Qatar.

Site 1 is in the As Sayliyah area of Qatar and includes approximately 36 storage facilities, 2 maintenance buildings, grease and wash racks, power plant, water treatment building, water storage and fire pumps, various sunshades, 2 administration buildings, 2 barracks buildings, dining facility, and various other related facilities with supporting infrastructure (roads, fencing, and utilities).

Site 2 is in the Al Karana area of Qatar, and includes 20 storage facilities, inspection facility, various sunshades, and various other related facilities with supporting infrastructure (roads, fencing, and utilities).

All facilities are owned by the U.S. Army and support the prepositioning of Army War Reserve assets in the State of Qatar. Some facilities already exist, others are under construction, and the remaining are planned. The service contract resulting from this announcement was planned for a base period of one year, with four sequential options at one year increments. Due to phased construction, O&M services began on a facility by facility basis, as determined by the construction completion schedule.

On 20 June 2001 the US Army Corps of Engineers Trans-Atlantic Program Center in Winchester VA announced a solicitation of names of United States base operation services (BOS) contractors, or joint ventures (JV) between United States BOS contractors and Qatari BOS contractors interested in submitting proposals on a solicitation for the project in the State of Qatar.

The project was to perform a wide range of base operations that may include, but are not limited to: operating a power plant; facility maintenance; roads and grounds maintenance; custodial services; refuse collection; pest control; collection and holding of hazardous wastes; energy conservation; master planning; housing office administration; supply service activities of Class I-IX materials; central issue facility operations; property holding and classification; installation transportation; passenger travel; motor pool operations; household goods shipments; environmental program management and administration; moral, welfare and recreational activities; postal operations; emergency medical services; public affairs support; photo lab support; finance and accounting support; safety program management and administration; security guard services; dining facility operations; bulk fuel storage operations; and base support for contingency operations.

All work would be performed in the State of Qatar, primarily at Camp As Sayliyah and an Ammunition Pre-Stockage Point but also at other miscellaneous sites operated by U.S. military forces. The expected contract duration was five years with a base year and four options years. All firms responding to this announcement must be licensed to do business in the State of Qatar, or demonstrate the ability to be licensed to do business in the State of Qatar in accordance with local laws and regulations.

 



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