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Jan 28, 2010

By ASC Public Affairs

The U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC) has awarded a task order under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) contract in support of the U.S. military's humanitarian relief operations in Haiti.

The task order was awarded under the LOGCAP IV contract to Fluor Intercontinental. Under the task order, Fluor is authorized to place a liaison in Haiti to coordinate base operations and logistics support services needed for U.S. military and government personnel deployed in support of Operation Unified Response, the name given by the Department of Defense to the U.S. military's effort to provide humanitarian relief to victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this month.

The initial value of the task order is $50,000, with a performance period of 30 days. However, both the value and the performance period of the task order can be expanded as the need for services provided under LOGCAP expands.

Bases supporting U.S. personnel in Haiti will be established after an assessment is conducted and requirements are identified, validated and funded. LOGCAP IV contractors will provide life support services at these bases, including the operation of dining facilities, water and sewage systems, and waste disposal and sanitation services.

The task order awarded to Fluor can be expanded to include these services after the assessment and validation processes are complete. LOGCAP IV contractors will not be involved in the direct distribution of humanitarian supplies; under terms of the task order, Fluor will be restricted to providing logistical support to units and individuals performing the humanitarian mission.

While LOGCAP is usually associated with combat operations, such as those ongoing in Iraq and Afghanistan, the contract can be used to support any deployment of U.S. military forces, including deployments associated with humanitarian relief.

Under LOGCAP IV, proposals for individual task orders are solicited from three contractors - DynCorp International, Fluor and KBR Inc. ASC invited proposals for the Haiti task order from all three companies, and selected Fluor after determining that its proposal delivered the best value to the Army.

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