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

Post Date: February 24, 2013 | Category: News & Information

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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.

Background

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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37 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
    Nedret

  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 Susan Preston on Feb 26th 2013 at 12:51:

    I worked for KBR and Dyncorp Food service supervisor and Area Manager for the B Sites Fallujha , Al Taqaddim and Al Asad Airfield and AFGHANISTAN 2003 to 2012 .I would be interested in returning if there is a position available. My email address is [email protected]

    Thank you for your time and consideration

  6. 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 intl.in 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.

  7. 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, http://www.LogCap4Jobs.com 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

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

  11. 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] 
*mob.tel: / 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

  12. Comment made by SANJIV NAIK on Mar 5th 2013 at 15:58:

    This is Sanjiv Naik , i was working for Dyncorp International as a Cargo Document Specialist in Afghanistan FOB Dwyer for last 3 years .
    Sir / Madam i really interested to work and support US Defense services any where in the world , please contact on my mail ID – [email protected]

  13. Comment made by perica anevski on Mar 6th 2013 at 10:27:

    20 years of work experience at the airport.I am a former employee in Afghanistan i was working for Dyncorp International, you can view my resume on Linkedin or POC.My email address is [email protected] .Thank you for your time and consideration.Best regards Perica Anevski

  14. 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

  15. 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]
    Thanks

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Comment made by shanoj padinhareveettil on Apr 19th 2013 at 01:06:

    Sir / Madam i really interested to work and support US Defense services any where in the world ,I am worked in Afghanisthan Dyncorp International,I am interested in a position with this contract, please contact on my mail ID [email protected]

  19. Comment made by Bethuel Dimba on Apr 24th 2013 at 08:22:

    Am interested to work and support the US Defence services any where in the world l have worked 4 Dyncorp intl as MWR TECHNICIAN am interested for this position in your contract,please contact me on my Email ID [email protected].

  20. Comment made by Frank Fernandes on Apr 27th 2013 at 10:40:

    I Am very much interested for BLISS contract in Iraq. I have worked for CSA in KUWAIT and DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL in AFGHANISTAN in MWR Dept. And my working position is Customer Service in MWR. Do contact me on email [email protected]. MOB: 00 91 7507633071.
    THANKS.

  21. Comment made by Derek Casanares on May 19th 2013 at 16:42:

    I had worked with KBR as a Site Manager (Supervisor), Operations and in their IT department in Iraq starting April 19, 2003 opening up the IZ (Green Zone), Camp Slayer, Al-Hillah, Najaf and Karbala.

    Derek Casanares
    [email protected]
    832-245-0682

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

    Any word on who was awarded this contract?

  23. 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] 
*mob.tel: 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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]

  29. 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]

  30. 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 ?

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