US State Department approving Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait for design and construction of Headquarters


The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency on February 22 announced that the State Department has made a determination approving the potential Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait of Design and Construction of the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Headquarters Complex and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.
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The Kuwaiti army will have a new HQ designed and built via a U.S. Foreign Military Sale contract (Picture source: Arab Times)


The Government of Kuwait has requested the design, construction, and associated procurement of the Kuwait Ministry of Defense (KMOD) Headquarters Complex in Kuwait. This includes provisions for all physical building and infrastructure construction costs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide life cycle design, construction, and project management, engineering services, technical support, facility and infrastructure assessments, surveys, planning, programming, design, acquisition, contract administration, construction management, and other technical services. The overall project includes over twenty facilities, including primary headquarters facilities for both civilian and military leadership, as well as any and all engineering studies, designs, construction, and construction management services necessary in order to provide a fully functioning headquarters complex. The estimated total cost is $1 billion.

No principal contractor has been identified for this acquisition. Contracts funded by this case are likely to be competitive acquisitions. The host nation has the ability to limit competition if they so choose, but has not requested to do so at this time. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential acquisition.

Implementation of this proposed acquisition will require the assignment of as many as 10 additional U.S. Government or U.S. contractor representatives to Kuwait for a duration of up to 7 years to provide construction management and oversight. It may be possible to utilize locally available labor to provide some oversight services in lieu of the assignment of U.S. personnel to the program.


 

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