Baghdad Life Support Services (BLiSS) will Replace LOGCAP IV in Iraq

Post Date: February 24, 2013 | Category: Around the World

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The State Department announced that it intends to solicit replacement services that are currently being provided by Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) under the LOGCAP Program and services provided by DLA. The replacement services will be called Baghdad Life Support Services or BLISS for short.

The selected contractor will be required to provide life support services to persons and organizations that are determined to be performing missions or functions in support of the Chief of Mission, including: COM personnel, selected civilian agencies, military units, and authorized contractors who directly support the COM.

Current life support for these sites is provided by the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s “LOGCAP IV” (Logistic Civil Augmentation Program), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and Army Sustainment Command (ASC) Green Equipment Maintenance contract. These contracts are due to end in December 2013. The State Dept’s intent is to award this contract prior to May 1, 2013 and transition to a new DOS contract no later than September 30, 2013. According to supplemental documents, following the award, the incumbent will require a minimum of 60 days to demobilize. The transition off of the DLA supply chain contract for food will be addressed in the formal RFP.


The mission of the United States Embassy in Baghdad is to represent the United States of America to the Government of Iraq (GOI). The U.S. Ambassador (Chief of Mission (COM)) is the President’s representation to the GOI. The Embassy is located in the International Zone (IZ) in Baghdad. The compound consists of 104 acres and is the largest U.S. Embassy in the world. The Embassy requires life, logistics, operations and maintenance services to support the Embassy, other locations within Baghdad and five or more diplomatic posts and facilities currently located in the provinces of Basrah, Diyala, Erbil, Ninewa and Tamim. This list may be modified during the life of this contract.

The Draft RFP Release dated November 16, and issued for information purposes only listed the following life support services requirements that may include services in the following areas to be specified under each individual task orders:

• Postal Services
• Food Services, to include, procurement of food and supplies, storage, preparation, serving, cleaning of facility
• Waste Management
• Laundry Services
• Fuel Services, to include Procurement and Delivery
• Recreation Services
• Airfield Services to include, air crash and rescue
• Transportation Services
• Warehouse Operations
• Supplemental Staffing and Maintenance Services to Regional Security Office (RSO)

A quick overview on the expected requirement on food services alone is mind boggling for an embassy operation (extracted from draft doc posted at fedbiz):

Baghdad Embassy Compound:

The main dining facility cafeteria area on the Embassy Compound is a 3,000 square meter facility that currently has a feeding and seating capacity of roughly 2,500 personnel. This area does not include the various refrigerated vans and containers used for storage of frozen, chilled and dry storage of food, or supplies. […] Additional feeding capacity projects are being contemplated to accommodate personnel surges. The maximum occupancy on the BEC is 2600, while Camp Condor houses 1129 and has its own dining facility.

Local Nationals (LNs) are only entitled to lunch meals, not breakfast or dinner. The largest feeding requirement occurs during lunch time during week days as LN direct hire personnel are entitled to eat lunch meals. Three snack bar operations located on the Embassy compound (1 within Annex 1, 1 in Annex 2, and 1 in the Chancery) alleviate the feeding demand during the lunch meal at the cafeterias. Two of the snack bar operations serve only cold sandwiches and hot soup. The Annex 1 snack bar is equipped with a grill that provides a hot entre lunch item 5 days a week: Sunday through Thursday.

Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC):

This is a 350-acre State Department-managed facility located next to the Baghdad International Airport (not within the IZ). BDSC houses 41 individual agencies or groups, totaling approximately 1600 personnel. The BDSC dining facility is a 2244 square meter facility that serves 1800* residents and transient personnel three meals per day. A grab-in-go (soup and sandwich bar) is open 14 hours daily (0830 – 2230). The dining area is 1182 m2, kitchen 531 m2 (warehouse 531 m2, which is connected to the kitchen) and serving lines 55 linear meter.

Erbil Diplomatic Support Center (EDSC):

This is a 2760-acre compound with a an office building, gym, warehouse, motor vehicle center, 800-plus containerized housing units, a fire station and other facilities. The EDSC DFAC is a 915 square meter facility that serves 790 residents three meals per day.

U.S. Consulate General Basrah:

Located on 53 acres, with the Consulate General building occupying 119 acres and the Air Hub occupying 34 acres. The Basrah dining facility currently serves 790 residents three meals per day.

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38 Responses to “Baghdad Life Support Services (BLiSS) will Replace LOGCAP IV in Iraq”

  1. Comment made by Sasho Stoilkovski on Feb 25th 2013 at 04:56:

    Interested for Job…

  2. Comment made by Nedret Alic on Feb 25th 2013 at 10:05:

    I am a former KBR employee, I worked nearly 15 years for KBR, of which more than 5 years in Iraq. I am expressing my interests about coming back on board with KBR,for any project, anywhere in the world . My positions consiste of working with Transportation Coordinator, Heavy Truck Driver (TTM), Bus Driver and mechanic, please review my updated profile, or contact me via email [email protected] on any information concerning the jobs that are available based on my experience .
    Best Regards

  3. Comment made by agron musa on Feb 25th 2013 at 14:01:

    I am interested to work with this project.I have worked with KBR since 2003 and i have quite experience in logistics field.

    My contact emails are: [email protected];[email protected]

  4. Comment made by Leon Crossan on Feb 25th 2013 at 16:32:

    I worked for KBR as the Area HSE Supervisor/Deputy Area Manager for the B Sites based at Al Asad Airfield for 2 years – 2005 to 2007 and would be interested in returning if there is a suitable HSE position available. My email address is [email protected] and I am available for immediate deployment.
    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Kind regards

    Leon Crossan

  5. Comment made by Bernard Kimiti on Feb 26th 2013 at 15:03:

    I’m a former KBR in Logcap 3 as a Labor Foreman in Iraq for 2 years and Dyncorp Afghanistan as Logistics Coordinator,Transportation Coordinator and Transportation Foreman in Log cap 4.Very much ready to come on board and deploy,the company of my life-KBR.Attention recruiters!email me on [email protected] or call me on cellphone +254 722 863 919.My names are Bernard Wambua Kimiti,from Nairobi,Kenya.

  6. Comment made by Bruce Diggs on Feb 27th 2013 at 02:06:

    Greetings everyone –
    Competition for these high paying jobs has never been more intense than it is right now, so before submitting your application for one of these financially lucrative positions, be sure your resume is all that it can be.

    Check out my website, and feel free to send your current resume to me at [email protected] – I’ll be glad to help make sure you get your best shot at getting the attention of the recruiters and hiring authorities tasked with filling hundreds of job requisitions for the Baghdad Life Support Services contract.

    Even with the draw down, there will continue to be opportunities (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, and other countries around the world), for those who know what it takes to get their resume out of the applicant tracking system database and into the hands of a live human being.

    Thousands using my services over the years who have gone from applicant, to candidate, to viable boots-on-ground employee can’t be wrong!

  7. Comment made by Ajdin Spahic on Feb 28th 2013 at 11:57:

    Food Service Lead wants to come back to work in Iraq. Check my profile.

  8. Comment made by David Westbrook on Mar 1st 2013 at 23:21:

    I am interested in a position with this contract, you can view my resume on Linkedin or POC.

  9. Comment made by Alaa Ibrahim on Mar 3rd 2013 at 23:48:

    we can Support Services in iraq /baghdad at any time sir

  10. Comment made by Marjan Maksimovski on Mar 4th 2013 at 22:26:

    In case you have the will and pleasure

    The pleasure is mine…I have something for you;…I have up to now three year experience in Afghanistan.For KBR-USA and FLUOR-USA..I have up to now about ten years of experience in Germany

    Marjan Maksimovski • In case you accept applicants.I would be grateful for your help in assisting job.If possible, I would like to get an offer from the recruiter or manager. I am very interested to work for the positions – job, all around the world.For this new contract, Please contact me with additional information at: 
[email protected] 
* / 00389(0)76 694454 
tel:00389(0)31 430636 
Interview and agreement for the job is available at all times..

    My thankfulness and pleasant greeting;
    Maksimovski Marjan – Maksim

  11. Comment made by Perumal Chettiannan on Mar 6th 2013 at 13:46:

    The pleasure is mine…I have something for you,
    I worked in Afghanistan for KBR and FLUOR Corporation from 2007 to till date in Afghanistan. My SAP was 445227. In case you accept applicants’ would be grateful for your help in assisting job. If possible, I would like to get an offer from the recruiter or manager. I am very interested to work for the positions – job, all around the world. I am expressing my interests about coming back on board with KBR, for the project in Africa, my positions consist of working with Technician Electro mechanic Associate (Appliance Tech)i was worked for the GYM equipments,DFAC equipments,and Laundry equipments please review my updated profile, or contact me via email [email protected] ,on any information concerning the jobs that are available based on my experience. i am working with Fluor International the same job like i was doing in KBR.

    Best Regards

    Perumal Chettiannan

  12. Comment made by Elijah Hansen on Mar 20th 2013 at 12:54:

    Can anyone tell me how Ems services, emts,nurses and paramedics with their equipment fits into these “life support Services”. We have been providing emergency medical services for many years to USDA Forest service fires fpr many years. We are positioned to put together and support good teams that can respond quickly with a high level of proficiency. We are also receiving a lot of applicants who have overseas and military experience and feel we can assemble crews for almost any scenario. I am new to the overseas contracting world but feel there could be a spot for us there.
    Any information or guidance would be appreciated.
    If you can give me a little insight please email [email protected]

  13. Comment made by Zehrudin Hirkic on Mar 26th 2013 at 22:25:

    I am interested in a position with this contract, you can view my resume on Linkedin or POC

  14. Comment made by Faris Neshwati on Apr 2nd 2013 at 14:21:

    I am interested in a position with this contract, you can view my resume on Linkedin or POC

  15. Comment made by Shane Guilford, MBA on Jul 5th 2013 at 14:55:

    Any word on who was awarded this contract?

  16. Comment made by Marjan Maksimovski on Jul 29th 2013 at 21:12:

    In case you have the will and pleasure
    The pleasure is mine…I have something for you;…I have up to now three years of working experience in the American military base in Afghanistan; For corporations KBR-USA and FLUOR-USA..I have up to now about ten years of working experience in Germany
Job offer from you .. In case you accept applicants..I would be grateful for your help…
    For this new contract, Please contact me with additional information at: 
[email protected] 
* 00389(0)76 694454 
tel:00389(0)31 430636 
Interview and agreement for the job is available at all times..
    My thankfulness and pleasant greeting;

    Maksimovski Marjan – Maksim

  17. Comment made by Jaymosh Jay on Sep 1st 2013 at 05:43:

    hi ma names are mourine,i would like to work with your company,was former working with DynCorp in laundry department,you can contact me through ma mail,[email protected] or call me +254713944883.

  18. Comment made by Mike Dickinson on Sep 1st 2013 at 17:54:

    Hello! I am looking for an opportunity in Afghanistan and Iraq to manage a food service operation for military or State Department personnel who need warm and love infused meals.

    I am a restaurant management professional looking for an opportunity to serve those who serve.
    • My oldest son served in Afghanistan at Bagram AB as an air traffic controller for over 2 years. My youngest has served in Quatar in the USAF and I have a serious empathy and love for those who serve us. I want to give something to them that can let them know they are appreciated. Thank you for your comments.

  19. Comment made by [email protected] on Jan 2nd 2014 at 14:11:

    Any MHE or equipment operator opportunities? Also am well versed in cargo and passenger handling having worked for an aviation company both in Iraq and Afghanistan. I am really interested in this project at the Baghdad US Embassy.

  20. Comment made by morgan nyakundi on Jan 26th 2014 at 05:05:

    myself mr,melwin j fernandes.i am working for dyncorp intl as a labor foreman from june 2010,if any job ,i can apply for please comtact me on my email id given below:[email protected]
    i am very much interested in working with bliss in baghdad,i am a medal winner of dyncorp intl.

  21. Comment made by sawrastra biswas on Mar 22nd 2014 at 00:18:

    I am Mr.Sawrastra Biswas being an INDIAN citizen worked in LOGCAP IV(afghanistan) as Billeting Coordionator & House keeping Supervisor.
    Now I willing to join Baghdad Life Support Services-IRAQ in any of the above position.Also I can work as Janitor Lead,Housing Lead,Cleaner Lead.Please consider me and contact me [email protected]

  22. Comment made by Zana Stanic on Apr 7th 2014 at 04:02:

    OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position in Human Resources, Travel Services or Office Management where my skills and experience will add value to the organization.

    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: Motivated professional with strong work ethic and dedication to customer service. Highly organized and efficient with excellent time management skills. Results oriented with the ability to adapt to a variety of work environments and management styles. Proficient in SAP; as well as in Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Fluently read, write, and speak the English and Italian languages in addition to native fluency in Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian. Contact: [email protected]

  23. Comment made by curt clements on Apr 23rd 2014 at 00:46:

    any suggestions for a good shuttle bus service to / from South and Erbil ?

  24. Comment made by Fikret Ibraimovski on Nov 24th 2014 at 11:19:

    Fikret Ibraimovski
    Ristovac 20a
    Kumanovo 1300, R.Macedonia
    Home: 0038931550691 Cells: 0038970822934
    [email protected]

    Logistic – Transportation – Air Operations – Supply Chain
    Summary of Qualifications
    • Proficient in Logistics plans, information systems, automated data processing, conducted surveys of supply, equipment prepare written reports, tracking reporting cycle cost and logistic supportability.
    Material – Property
    • Proficient in the coordination and administration of large and high – volume material control and property distribution operations. Prepare all requisite forms, load asset and manpower, oversee the maintenance of equipment, develop hand receipts, and bills of lading, compile daily and interval summary reports, and serve as formal liaison with customers and staff.
    Air operations
    • Extensive knowledge of Department of Defense flight operations, monitoring of flight arrival, departures, maintaining the data base of passenger status, flight status both domestic and international and processing passengers and cargo.
    • Education: “Nace Bugjoni” 01.Jul.2013
    • High School diploma in Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) | Macedonia

    Work Experience
    Deny Company – Kumanovo from 01 / 1997 to 04 / 1999
    Job Descriptions: Logistic Coordinator – Transportation
    • Managed and maintained centralized inventory of materials and supplies to sustain 12 distinct postal operations. Distributed materials to remote facilities as needed.
    • Compiled and submitted mail data reports for submission to higher authority.
    • Tracked and maintained accountability of the movement of a fleet of containers. Dispatched vehicles to meet morphing needs and demands of the postal system.
    • Operates Material Handling Equipment on a routine basis to move property / equipment.

    KBR / Halliburton- Mosul Iraq from 07 / 2006 to 08 / 2008
    Job Descriptions: Plumber
    Assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing and welding equipment. Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks. Review blueprints and building codes and specifications to determine work details and procedures.
    KBR / Halliburton- Kabul Afghanistan from 08 / 2008 to 01 / 2010
    Job Descriptions: Material Control Specialist
    • Inventory, consolidating, packing, crating, weighing, marking, labeling and documenting cargo shipments of all types.
    • Checking all cargo labels against invoices, packing lists, bills of lading and other documentation.
    • Analyze cargo characteristics, special handling requirements and apply priorities to ensure required dates are met.
    • Maintain material management logs and inputs data in Material Status Reports.
    • Ensure all material is properly identified segregated, received, stored, and issued promptly and accurately while maintaining a clean, safe and organized facility.
    • Provide customer service, ensure accurate and efficient delivery of materials, and accurately document and communicate inventory issues.
    • Maintain inventory accuracy through cycle counting, properly executed receipt/storage/issue procedures, and process improvements.

    DynCorp-Intl- Kandahar Afghanistan from 01 / 2010 to 12 / 2010
    Job Descriptions: Senior Warehouseman
    • Receives and stores documents and confidential files; maintains record of approved document and confidential file destruction.
    • Handles and documents storage and transportation of hazardous materials maintain the warehouse, records area and stores area in a neat and orderly manner.
    • Maintain accurate manual and computer records Unload material from truck and stag it into the warehouse docking area and check the manifest copy and doing manual inventory the material and store it on the designated location.
    Fluor Daniel- Bagram Air Base Afghanistan from 12 /2010 to 03 / 2013
    Job Descriptions: Material Controls Technician III
    • In relations to material handling and work details. Outstanding Leadership, motivation, and communication skills.
    • Effectively utilized Maximo (inventory control system) for the data analysis. Maps inventory profiling e.g. inventory vs. consumption, receipt vs. issues No. of years of inventory, service factor, procurement cycle. Prepare monthly quarterly annual reports for materials warehouse.
    • Proficient in Microsoft applications ( Word , Excel , Power Point , Internet/email applications )
    • Experience in Department of Defense Logistic Operations
    • Profound knowledge of Department of Defense Air Operations
    • Extensive knowledge of Materials , Property , Transportation and Warehouse Operations
    • Capable of multi – tasking with minimum guidance on projects
    • Strong analytical skill to oversee logistical operations
    • Proficient with various tools and folk lift equipment.

    • LANGUAGES: Fluently speaks, writes and reads Macedonian, English (speak, read, write) Serbian and Croatian, Albanian, Turkey (speak, read, write).References are available on request.

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