A reader commented this morning:
"Sorry this is Off subject but what is your take on what is going on with KBOSSS? 1 year extension on top of the other extensions? (This probably comes as an official DOD notification of extension was just posted on FedBizOpps SEE HERE.)
Nine month plus three month option extension for K-BOSSS Extension Synopsis under FAR 6.302-1 of Base operations support and security support services throughout the Kuwait area of responsibility (AOR)
Solicitation Number: W52P1J10C0062
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
Location: ACC - RI (W52P1J)" (That's Rock Island, Illinois. Far, far from Kuwait.)
|Official Announcement of Extensions|
Here is my DG personal synopsis in a nutshell. There have been extensions followed by extensions. If you read some parts of the RFP, it has been cut/paste from 10+ years ago. Procurement/contracting people change. The situation on the ground in Kuwait/the Region changes. The people actually writing the RFPs either don't have accurate information or aren't being given it.
I further think the delays on awarding the contract are because :
#1 they are waiting for results of the US presidential erections. If that A-hole gets into office, everything in this part of the world is going to be blown into the stone ages just because he's a racist pig and hates all Moslems. Therefore, it would require a lot more fire power and logistics and the RFP workload levels would have to be adjusted. Republicans are going to fund for more military spending. Democrats are going to fund for more domestic spending (like edumacation, healthcare, etc.) I'm a democrat. I hope that a democrat gets in and takes a serious look at educating the illiterate bigots and intolerant racists that are out there procreating as I write this. But hey - that's just me.
#2 those DAESH A-holes: What are those characters up to and how much stuff are we going to need to eradicate them? That political scene changes all the time and it is really for a lot of different factors. The US Government has to work with regional governments to find out what their plans are, create military agreements (which is like coraling cats). That political circle could possibly change the RFP entirely.
Right now, it is "wait and see". I've heard from multiple sources that the incumbent prime contract holder, Vectrus, looks like the fore runner in the race to win. I could be wrong about that - as could the sources I've talked to.