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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Iraq : Frequently Asked Questions about Contracting Updated March 18, 2005

By Grasso, Valerie Bailey

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Title: Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Iraq : Frequently Asked Questions about Contracting Updated March 18, 2005  
Author: Grasso, Valerie Bailey
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
Collections: Government Library Collection
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Publisher: Government Printing Office

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Summary: This report provides answers to frequently asked questions about contracts for the reconstruction and recovery in Iraq after Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and questions about contracts for providing support services to the U.S. military during and after OIF. The report describes the governing authorities for federal government contracting policy in general, and Iraqi contracting policy in particular; the contracting process, issues, and challenges; the authority of individual federal agencies; contract awards and the identity of major prime contractors; the business procurement process, congressional oversight, and resources for additional information.

Table of Contents
Contents Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Contracting Authority and Eligibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 What Are the Statutory, Regulatory, and Other Controlling Authorities for How Federal Government Contracts Are Awarded? . . . . . . . . 1 What Countries’ Businesses Are Eligible to Compete for Contracts Funded with U.S. Appropriated Reconstruction Funds? . . . . . . . . 3 Will Israeli Businesses Be Eligible to Participate in Iraqi Contracts? . . 3 Contracting Agencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 What Federal Agencies or Governing Bodies Are Involved in Contracting for the Reconstruction of Iraq? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Under the Broader Question of Different Authorities, What Is the USAID Contracting Role in Iraq? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Contractor and Contract Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Who are the Major Contractors Involved in the Iraq Reconstruction Effort? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 What is LOGCAP, and What Contracts Have Been Awarded under LOGCAP? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Was Halliburton Awarded a Sole-source Contract (A Contract Awarded Without Full and Open Competition)? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 As a Result of Questions Raised over the Awarding of the Halliburton Sole-Source Contract, What Action Did the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Take? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 What Has Replaced the Oil-for-Food Program (OFFP) Structure? Who Is Providing Oversight Authority? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 What Can Explain the Cost Differential in Halliburton/KBR Oil Fuel Purchases from Kuwait and Turkey? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Have Halliburton/KBR Fuel Purchases Had an Undue Impact on the Spot Market Price of Gasoline in the Persian Gulf Area? . . . . . . 13 Procuring New Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Which Product Areas and Sectors Are the Focus of Future U.S. Contracts? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 How Can U.S. Businesses Get Federal Government Contracts for Work in Iraq? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Are There Additional Resources for Business Opportunities in Iraq? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Congressional Oversight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 What Are the Potential Congressional Oversight Actions to Address the Iraqi Contracting Situation? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 For Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

 

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