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Monday, June 14

very berry email

We wrote to Denise Mika, who is listed as the contracting officer on the solicitation/contract for the recent award to ANHAM, regarding the Berry Amendment.
Subject: RE: Berry Amendment and Contract W56HZV-04-D-0181

Ms. Dow,

The Berry Amendment applied to this contract and was in full compliance.  I am not familiar with the announcement at Defense Link.

Denise Mika
Odd that she is unfamilliar with the contract announcement from Defense Link. It's not like it's hard to find. Here is the link to the contracts page at the DoD. Let's assume we haven't seen the announcement. We know from news articles that the contract was awarded on May 25th. Start with May 25th and move forward. On May 27th, the DoD posted the announcement. Now that wasn't very difficult.

Once again, here is the announcement:
ANHAM (Joint Venture), Vienna, Va., was awarded on May 25, 2004, a delivery order amount of $120,125,150 as part of a $120,125,150 firm-fixed-price contract for Iraqi Armed Forces and Associated Security Forces, 15 Battalion Sets, and six Brigade Headquarters Sets.  Work will be performed in the Ukraine (65 percent), Romania (8 percent), United Kingdom (8 percent), Vienna, Va. (7 percent), Canada (5 percent), China (4 percent), and Schaumburg, Ill. (3 percent), and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2006.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  There were ten bids solicited on March 29, 2004, and ten bids were received.  The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-04-D-0181).
Okey dokey. We'll make it easy and send her the announcement as well as the article from Irib News.

PS In case you missed it, comment from our earlier post on the Berry Amendment.
We found a cached version of the May 25, 2004 solicitation/contract with ANHAM. What we'd prefer to see is the original solicitation that should have gone thru either TACOM Procnet or FedBizOpps.


Issued To:
VIENNA, VA. 22182-2739

Contract #:

There's an email address and contact info for the contracting officer:

No mention of the Berry Amendment so we'll drop them an email and see what we can find out.


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