Management Assistance Report: Contract Management–Lessons Learned From Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan, Operations and Maintenance Contract

AUD-MERO-17-04
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    Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Implemented

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Administration, Office of Logistics Management, Office of Acquisitions Management, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Office of Construction, Facility, and Security Management, Office of Facility Management, include contract performance standards that are specific, objective, clear, and measurable in the statement of work for the new worldwide operations and maintenance contract.

    Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Implemented Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Office of Construction, Facility, and Security Management, Office of Facility Management, in coordination with Embassy Kabul, (a) maintain one position for the deputy facility manager at post and (b) create a separate, new position at post that will perform the contracting officer’s representative duties for the operations and maintenance contract in Afghanistan.

    Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Implemented

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Office of Construction, Facility, and Security Management, Office of Facility Management, in coordination with the Bureau of Administration, Office of Logistics Management, Office of Acquisitions Management, identify and assign an alternate contracting officer’s representative for the operations and maintenance contract in Afghanistan.

    Recommendation Number
    4
    Closed Implemented

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Administration, Office of Logistics Management, Office of Acquisitions Management, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Office of Construction, Facility, and Security Management, Office of Facility Management, identify and include all anticipated operations and maintenance needs for overseas posts in the worldwide operations and maintenance base contract.

    Recommendation Number
    5
    Closed Implemented Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Administration, Office of Logistics Management, Office of Acquisitions Management, in coordination with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Office of Construction, Facility, and Security Management, Office of Facility Management, ensure that any additional services added to the worldwide operations and maintenance contract be appropriately aligned with the base contract’s statement of work and within the scope of the operations and maintenance base contract.