As it happens, new House of Congress rules passed in January 2007 provide more transparency into the sponsors, recipients, and purposes of earmarks. A May 23, 2007 TCS release mines some of that data from the FY 2008 National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House last week, and presents highlights.
Carothers Construction in Water Valley, MS received a $10.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for renovations of a Battle Seminar facility at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Work is expected to be completed by July 15, 2008. Bids were solicited via the World Wide Web on March 23, 2007, and 3 bids were received by the U.S. Army Engineer District, Kansas City, MO (W912DQ-07-C-0021).
Founded in 1827, Fort Leavenworth is probably most well-known for its Center for its military prison – the United States Disciplinary Barracks. It is also home to a wide range of training and doctrine commands, however, and serves as a key link that provides training and learning opportunities to members of other mailitaries around the world. Leavenworth is home to the Battle Command Knowledge System, Center for Army Leadership, Center for Army Lessons Learned, Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate Combined Arms Center – Training, Command and General Staff College, Combat Studies Institute, Current Force Integration Directorate, and elements of US Army TRADOC (Training & Doctrine).
Mainot’s most visible unit is the 5th Bomb Wing, making it one of two B-52H Stratofortress bomber bases in the USAF. The base also hosts the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles assigned to the 91st Space Wing. With 2,447 family housing units (426 officer units; 255 senior enlisted and 1,766 for junior enlisted), Minot AFB has one of the largest housing complexes in the US Air Force.
DID covered a $41.6 million August 2006 contract to Small business qualifier RMR Joint Venture in Minot, ND. Now they’re received an additional $160.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for replacement of family housing at Minot Air Force Base, ND. Work is expected to be complete by May 24, 2011. Bids were solicited via the World Wide Web on Feb. 7, 2007, and 1 bid was received by the U.S. Army Engineer District in Omaha, NB (W9128F-07-C-0008).