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Djibouti, Africa: Base Operations Contracting

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Djibouti & region(click to view full) Djibouti is an important base for western navies, the French Foreign Legion, and the US Marines. It sits in a very strategic location, at the entrance to the Red Sea and astride the passage from the Indian Ocean to the Suez Canal. This has made it a key base for strike aircraft, UAVs, and troops, as well as a key hub from the new AFRICOM. Maintaining and operating that base takes work, of course. The US Navy’s Seabees have done excellent work there, and the base is being used as a testing ground for containerized renewable power options. In the modern era, however, military construction teams are not the only ones involved in keeping the base running. Contractors are also involved. The base operations services contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website, with 6 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Europe and Southwest Asia in Naples, Italy (N33191-07-D-0207). The winner was: Contracts & Key Events [youtube:v=RqMIqor3QIA] La LegionChorale du 6eme Reg.click for video Lockheed Martin subsidiary PAE Government Services is based in Los Angeles, CA. PAE will handle general management and administration services; public safety (harbor security, security operations and […]
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Djibouti is an important base for western navies, the French Foreign Legion, and the US Marines. It sits in a very strategic location, at the entrance to the Red Sea and astride the passage from the Indian Ocean to the Suez Canal. This has made it a key base for strike aircraft, UAVs, and troops, as well as a key hub from the new AFRICOM. Maintaining and operating that base takes work, of course. The US Navy’s Seabees have done excellent work there, and the base is being used as a testing ground for containerized renewable power options.

In the modern era, however, military construction teams are not the only ones involved in keeping the base running. Contractors are also involved. The base operations services contract was competitively procured via the NAVFAC e-solicitation website, with 6 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Europe and Southwest Asia in Naples, Italy (N33191-07-D-0207). The winner was:

Contracts & Key Events

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Lockheed Martin subsidiary PAE Government Services is based in Los Angeles, CA. PAE will handle general management and administration services; public safety (harbor security, security operations and emergency management program); ordnance; air operations (airfield facilities and passenger terminal and cargo handling); supply; morale, welfare and recreation; galley; housing (bachelor quarters and laundry); facility support (facilities investment, janitorial, pest control services and refuse services); utilities (water, waste water and electrical); base support vehicle and equipment; and environmental.

Feb 28/12: A $14.4 million cost-plus-award fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for the 2 month extension of option 4, which provides for base operating support services at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti and forwarding operating location Camp Simba, Manda Bay, Kenya. The total contract amount after award of this modification will be $408.1 million.

Work will be performed in Djibouti and Kenya, and is expected to be complete by May 2012. All contract funds are committed with this award by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Europe Africa Southwest Asia in Naples, Italy (N33191-07-D-0207).

March 30/11: PAE Government Services, Inc. in Arlington, VA receives an $87.6 million cost-plus-award fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract modification, exercising option year 4. The total base operations contract amount after exercise of this option will be $379.2 million.

It covers base operating support services at Camp Lemonnier and forwarding operating locations, incl. Camp Simba in Manda Bay, Kenya. Work will be performed in Djibouti, Manda Bay, and elsewhere in Kenya, and is expected to be complete by March 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, on Sept 30/11. US NAVFAC Europe Africa Southwest Asia in Naples, Italy manages the contract (N33191-07-D-0207).

Sept 09/10: PAE Government Services received $10 million to exercise the 3rd option under an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for facility construction at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa (see Sept 9/08 entry). The work to be performed includes a broad range of design/build, repair, renovation and minor construction work on real property at Camp Lemonnier and associated sites in Southwest Asia and Africa. The jobs will include tasks in a variety of trades, plumbing, electrical, sheet metal, painting, demolition, concrete masonry, welding, and incidental related work.

After exercise of this option, the current total contract amount for this contract is $40 million. Work will be performed in Djibouti and is expected to be completed by September 2011 (N33191-07-D-1503).

March 30/10 PAE Government Services in Los Angeles, CA received $83.9 million to exercise the 3rd option under a cost reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for base operating support services at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa, and forward operating locations, i.e., Manda Bay in Kenya.

After exercise of this option, the current total base operations contract amount will be $295.2 million. Work will be performed in Djibouti and Kenya, Africa, and is expected to be completed by April 2011 (N33191-07-D-0207).

March 29/10: Lockheed Martin discusses their “Empowerment through Entrepreneurship” pilot program, the result of a partnership between PAE, Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, and the U.S. military at Camp Lemonnier.

Following a virtual training session between Syracuse faculty and students and Camp Lemonnier participants, the group came together in person in late March 2010 to begin partnering with 3 local businesses selected by the military civil affairs team on base. After the week at Camp Lemonnier, the “Empowerment through Entrepreneurship” students from Syracuse, NY and Djibouti will continue to communicate with each other and develop strategies for their businesses via virtual classroom sessions. PAE and military class members in country will continue to visit the businesses to assess their progress and communicate new strategies for their development.

The recent session culminated with a graduation ceremony held March 18/10, attended by U.S. Ambassador James Swann, Djiboutian Chamber of Commerce President Said Omar Moussa, and Camp Lemonnier Commanding Officer Captain William Finn. Lockheed Martin release.

Sept 9/09: PAE Government Services in Los Angeles, CA received a not to exceed $10 million modification under a previously awarded indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to exercise option 2 for a job order contract at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

The work to be performed provides for all managerial, supervision, labor, engineering services, tools, materials, equipment and transportation necessary to accomplish a broad range of design/build, repair, renovation and minor construction work on real property. After exercise of this option, the total cumulative contract value will not exceed $30 million. Work will be performed in Djibouti, Africa, and expected to be complete by September 2010 (N33191-07-D-1503).

Aug 28/09: PAE Government Services in Los Angeles, CA received $47.5 million to exercise the 2nd option under cost reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for base operating support services at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa, and forward operating locations, i.e., Manda Bay in Kenya.

After exercise of this option, the current total contract amount will be $211.4 million. Work will be performed in Djibouti and Kenya, Africa, and is expected to be completed by September 2010. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year (N33191-07-D-0207).

Sept 9/08: PAE Government Services, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA received a not to exceed $10 million modification under a previously awarded indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract (N33191-07-D-1503) to exercise option 1 for a job order contract at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

The work to be performed provides for all managerial, supervision, labor, engineering services, tools, materials, equipment and transportation necessary to accomplish a broad range of design/build, repair, renovation and minor construction work on real property. After exercise of this option, the total cumulative contract value will not exceed $20 million. Work will be performed in Djibouti, Africa, and expected to be complete by September 2009.

May 16/08: PAE Government Services, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA received $56.2 million to exercise the 1st option period under firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for base operating services at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa.

After exercise of this option, the current total contract amount will be $119.7 million, and the contract contains 3 additional one-year option periods, which could now bring the total contract value to $177.6 million if exercised. Work will be performed in Djibouti, Africa, and is expected to be complete in August 2009. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year (N33191-07-D-0207).

May 15/07: PAE Government Services, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA received a $26.4 million cost-plus-award-fee contract for base operations services at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa; the agreement covers base tenants, and outlying facilities. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year (N33191-07-D-0207).

This contract contains 4 option years, which if exercised, would bring the total to a not to exceed amount of $140.7 million. Work will be performed in Djibouti, with an expected completion date of August 2008 (August 2012 with options).

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