Afghan Air Force University: Contract Requirements Were Generally Met, but Instances of Non Compliance, Poor Workmanship, and Inadequate Maintenance Need to Be Addressed
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Arlington United States
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On January 22, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE awarded a nearly 10 million fixed-price, designbuild contract to Technologists, Inc., a U.S. company, to construct the facilities necessary to convert the National Military Academy of Afghanistan into the Afghan Air Force University. The university is located on the perimeter of Kabul International Airport and is designed to house and train 1,200 air force cadets with 400 support personnel. The contract called for the construction of 8 new buildings and the renovation of 24 existing buildings. Beginning in November 2012, a series of contract modifications decreased the projects scope to the construction of 3 new buildingsa kitchencold storage area an entry control point and a depot for petroleum, oil, and lubricantsand the renovation of 15 existing buildings4 barracks, 4 bathroom buildings, 3 dining facilities, a training center, and 3 support structures. The building renovations largely consisted of replacing doors, windows, carpeting, tiles, bathroom fixtures, and fans, as well as patching and painting, depending on the building. The modifications also decreased the contract price to about 6.7 million.