Outcome, Cost, and Oversight of the Security and Justice Contract with Parsons Delaware, Inc
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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A December 2006 amendment to the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstructions SIGIR enabling legislation and an expanded mandate in the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, P.L. 110-181, require that SIGIR prepare a final forensic audit report on all amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for the reconstruction of Iraq. Under this requirement, SIGIR has undertaken a series of focused contract audits to examine major Iraq reconstruction contracts. The objective of these audits is to examine contract outcome, cost, and management oversight, emphasizing issues related to vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, and abuse. This report is the seventh in a series of focused contract audits. It examines reconstruction work contracted by the U.S. government and performed by Parsons Delaware, Inc. Parsons. In March 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on behalf of the Coalition Provisional Authority, awarded Parsons a cost-plus award-fee contract W914NS-04-D-0009 to provide design and construction services in Iraq security and justice sector. This contract was one of twelve design-build construction contracts approved by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Policy and Procurement to provide an overarching framework of construction capability to restore the Iraqi infrastructure. The contracts were issued in six defined work sectors, such as water, oil, transportation, and electric. The contracts were competitively awarded and included a two-year base period with three one-year option periods. This contracting approach was intended to allow continuity of operations and facilitate recompetition after the completion of these contracts.
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