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reply to post by AFewGoodWomen
This one pisses me off.
Right-Hand Drive Passenger Mini-Buses and Vans for the Police in Pakistan
Agency: Department of State
Office: Office of Acquisitions
Location: Regional Procurement Support Office Frankfurt, Germany
Contract Award Dollar Amount: $297,406.50
Why are we buying them vehicles?
During one of my tours in Iraq we procured 40-50 Jeep Libertys for the Iraqi police. Within six months not one could be found. We were told they were all blown up by IED's. Yea...right.edit on 15-10-2013 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA
reply to post by TDawgRex
ABSOLUTLEY...you are right on the money...
They always did things like this at this time of year...
But they do it impractically...
They'll req non-specific...unnecassarily expensive items...just to run up the allocations to justify the next fiscal year's budgetary allowances...
I get that...
I figured that into my "concerns"
It's the specific...goal oriented items that serve a greater purpose that are disturbing me right now.
All the rad sensors...DLA is requesting them and not the department of energy...DLA is for GI inventory...non specific deployments...
Thing is...it's being deployed WITHIN CONUS....and hawaii and ALaska AND Peurto Rico...
But hold on...after FUKU, I'm not gonna sweat the fact that Hawaii wants some rad detectors....no, it would make perfect, non-alarming sense after all...
Uh-oh...seems that a lot of 'regions' are requiring MANY rad detectors for GI inventory...
wait...make that EVERY region...
um...(shifts nervously in chair)
Is that...a mushroom cloud????
Phew...just a normal cloud.
The intent of this project is perform seismic evaluation to buildings (particularly Building E, F of the VA Medical Center in Charleston, and Myrtle Beach CBOC building, utilities (AHU, sprinklers, piping, electrical, etc.) to identify deficiencies to being in a severe seismic zone and to repair the issues. Study shall be performed utilizing VA Seismic guidelines and other Industry guidelines as needed. Goal is to have the buildings make the VA Degenkolb listing. Specific written information on buildings will be required in the 10% submittal as this project will not be to replace buildings, but if needed, it must be noted what is required for buildings to meet the current Severe Seismic Requirements (either replacement, strengthened, or other manner).
The contractor shall provide the US Government, ... a process to facilitate the tender of bids to explore and exploit mineral wealth in Afghanistan by domestic and foreign investors.
Review the current Afghanistan Mining code and regulations in consultation with the legal advisor and make suggestions for amendments to the Mining code and regulations helpful to the tender process, consistent with international best practices and specifically tailored to Afghanistan's unique resource needs, particularly from a technical perspective. Briefings and discussions on the same, as requested.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), operated by the Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is offering the opportunity to partner with industry to frame the available technology as an opportunity to commercialize this approach to conducting training exercises for first responders using their actual radiation detection instruments.
reply to post by EA006
I've posted A LOT of "not-so-straightforward" req's.
I have also explained a lot of code already...
Take the time to actually enter more than 4 req's into the query...if you don't mind...before you try to de-rail the thread.
...it sure didn't take long for the "skeptic" to show up.
Psychology is fun...