Middle East District awards task order contract for overhead cover projects in Iraq

Published Feb. 28, 2012

Overhead covers provide force protection systems from rocket and mortar attacks. USACE photo. WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District awarded a task order contract that will provide overhead cover structures for existing facilities in Iraq.

The design-build task order contract was awarded Feb. 10 to Perini Management Services Inc. of Framingham, Mass. The contract, for $55 million, has an 18-month construction period.

The contractor will be required to design and construct structures over existing facilities, without impact to mission, being used by U.S. military and civilian personnel at three locations in Iraq. Overhead cover structures employ force protection systems that protect people gathered in high density areas – such as dining, housing and other support facilities – from rocket and mortar attacks.

Since 2005 under USACE supervision, overhead cover structures were built at more than 20 locations in Iraq to provide protection for U.S. military and government operations.

Middle East District awards task orders under a set of Multiple Award Task Order Contracts awarded June 16, 2011, that went 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, which is defined as including 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/ .

On behalf of USACE, 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.

Release no. 13-084