ANA Garrison at Gamberi Appears Well Built Overall but Some Construction Issues Need to be Addressed
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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One objective of coalition efforts in Afghanistan is to build the countrys capacity to provide for its own security by training and equipping the Afghan National Security Forces ANSF. Current requirements call for the Afghanistan National Army ANA to grow from 103,475, as of June 2009, to almost 172,000 by October 2011. As a result, additional facilities will be needed to train, base, and house the Afghan forces. The NATO Training Mission-AfghanistanCombined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan NTMA CSTC-A, through the Afghanistan National Security Forces Fund, is providing 129.8 million for four firm fixed-price contracts to establish an ANA garrison in Gamberi, Laghman Province, in eastern Afghanistan. Large enough to house 4,000 personnel, the garrison is being built in four phases and with a training range. Contracts for Phases I and II were awarded to DynCorp LLC, Inc., Phase III was awarded to BYA Inc, and the weapons training range was awarded to Lakeshore Engineering. Phase IV has not been awarded at this time. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE Afghanistan Engineer DistrictNorth AED-North provides program management and oversight of construction. This report addresses the contracts cost, schedule, and outcome oversight and the sustainment of the Gamberi garrison. To accomplish these objectives, we reviewed all contracts, statements of work, modifications, and contract files for the garrison. We examined criteria and guidance in the Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR and the AED District Level Quality Assurance Plan for Construction, dated December 15, 2008. We interviewed officials from NTMA CSTC-A and AED-North, as well as the prime contractors. We performed a site inspection of the garrison from February 1-4, 2010. We conducted our work in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Washington, D.C., from November 2009 to April 2010 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.
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