Better Planning and Oversight Could Have Reduced Construction Delays and Costs at the Kabul Military Training Center
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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A key objective of the coalition efforts in Afghanistan is to build the country s capacity to provide for its own security by housing, training, equipping, and sustaining the Afghan National Security Forces. The Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan CSTC-A provided 140 million to the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment AFCEE to support construction of facilities at the Kabul Military Training Facility KMTC, Afghanistan s primary training base for new recruits into the Afghan National Army ANA. KMTC is a critical component of CSTC-A s training mission and the overall strategy to transition security to Afghan security forces. It is being built in phases. AFCEE has awarded three task orders, one for each phase. The task orders for Phases I and II were awarded to AMEC Earth and Environmental, Inc. AMEC and the task order for Phase III was awarded to ECC International ECC. AFCEE officials were responsible for providing contract oversight of construction activities. This report examines 1 construction at KMTC, including changes in cost and schedule, the reasons for changes, and whether construction met contract requirements, 2 construction oversight and the completeness of contract files, and 3 plans for sustaining KMTC facilities once constructed. To accomplish these objectives, we reviewed relevant contract files performed site inspections at KMTC and interviewed officials from CSTC-A and AFCEE, among others. We conducted our work at AFCEE headquarters in San Antonio, Texas Kabul, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C., among other places from December 2010 to October 2011, in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.
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