ANP Compound at Kandahar Generally Met Contract Terms but Has Project Planning, Oversight, and Sustainability Issues
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 housing, training, and equipping up to 134,000 Afghanistan National Police ANP by October 2011. The Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan CSTC-A provided 45 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE to fund a firm fixed-price contract and three firm fixed-price task orders to construct a compound consisting of a regional logistics center, a National Civil Order Police battalion, a Uniform Police regional headquarters, and a Border Police command center. Referred to as the Joint Regional Afghanistan Security Forces Compound JRAC, the compound is located outside the Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar Province. USACEs Afghanistan Engineer District AED-South has primary oversight responsibilities for construction activities. This report addresses the contracts and each task orders cost, outcome, and oversight and the sustainment of JRAC. To accomplish these objectives, SIGAR reviewed relevant contract documents such as statements of work, contract modifications, and quality assurance and quality control records in light of applicable criteria described in the Federal Acquisition Regulation and USACE quality assurance guidance. SIGAR interviewed officials from CSTC-A, AED-South, AED-North, and performed a site inspection in November 2009 and follow-up fieldwork in March 2010. SIGAR conducted work in Kabul and Kandahar, Afghanistan, from October 2009 to July 2010 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.
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