Middle East District Awards Runway Repair at Bagram, Afghanistan

Published Feb. 14, 2013

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District awarded a task order contract for runway repairs at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Feb. 11. The 11-month task order was awarded for $19.4 million to Anham-ICSS, a joint venture, from Vienna, Va. 

The contract calls for the repair of an old, unused runway for temporary use as the primary landing surface for aircraft operations, followed by repair of the existing runway which has deteriorated because of excessive use. Since military operations throughout Afghanistan rely on aircraft flying in and out of this location, the airstrip cannot be out of service, hence the need for the temporary runway. Repair of the two runways to be completed within one construction season. 

The Middle East District competes and awards task orders under the Multiple Award Task Order Contracts awarded June 16, 2011, to 14 firms. The firms may be called upon to support design-build and construction projects throughout the 20 countries of U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, defined as Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen. More information on the CENTCOM MATOCs can be found at http://www.tam.usace.army.mil/CENTCOM-MATOC/

The Middle East District provides engineering, construction and related services in the Middle East, Central Asia and other areas. Its work includes designing and constructing facilities for use by U.S. forces, performing engineering activities for other U.S. government and foreign agencies, and providing operations and maintenance services for various customers. In addition, the District provides project management, engineering, contracting and support services to USACE districts in Afghanistan. 

Kristin Hoelen

Release no. 13-003