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Imam Sahib Border Police Company Headquarters in Kunduz Province: $7.3 Million Facility Sits Largely Unused

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What SIGAR Reviewed. In March 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Afghanistan Engineer District - North USACE-TAN awarded a 5.7 million firm fixed-price contract to Omran Construction, Consulting and Engineering Company to design and build facilities at the Imam Sahib Border Police Company Headquarters in Kunduz province. Subsequent modifications to the contract increased its total value to 7.3 million. The facility was turned over to the Afghan Border Police on September 3, 2012. As part of its inspection program, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction SIGAR conducted a site inspection at the facility to determine 1 whether construction was completed in accordance with contract requirements and applicable construction standards and 2 whether facilities were being used as intended and maintained. In preparation for its site inspection, SIGAR reviewed contract documents, technical specifications, design documents, geotechnical reports, and quality control and quality assurance reports. SIGAR conducted its site inspection on November 19, 2012. SIGAR conducted its work in Kunduz province and in Kabul, Afghanistan from September 2012 to January 2013, in accordance with Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation published by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. WHAT SIGAR FOUND. SIGAR s inspection was limited to two buildings and a portion of a third of the total 12 buildings at the facility because most buildings were locked and on-site personnel did not have keys. No major construction quality issues were identified at the buildings SIGAR inspected. Built with a capacity for 175 persons, only about 12 Afghan personnel were on site during SIGAR s inspection, and they were unaware of plans to move additional staff to the facility. Construction plans for Afghan forces were aligned to the personnel strength of 352,000, and there were no plans to adjust the building program to varying circumstances.

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  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

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