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    KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    KBR Inc. was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, the Army said.

    The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts.


    KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks (Update1) - BusinessWeek

    Whats this? Evil Haliburton getting a NO BID contract under the Obama Administration for over half a BILLION dollars?


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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    I have never understood the reasoning behind no-bid contracting. Can some one explain why the system is used? Unless there is something I don't understand that makes no-bid contracts a good idea, I oppose them no matter who is running things. I think this is a mistake.

    Damn liberal hypocrisy...err, wait....
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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have never understood the reasoning behind no-bid contracting. Can some one explain why the system is used? Unless there is something I don't understand that makes no-bid contracts a good idea, I oppose them no matter who is running things. I think this is a mistake.

    Damn liberal hypocrisy...err, wait....

    IMO, it's either 1) They need a contactor now and the government is notoriously slow, or 2) The company given the no-bid contract is the only company that actually qualified to bid on the contract. Part of the bidding process is where a contractor has to prove they can actually complete the terms of the contract; obviously Joe-Blow Enterprises, with a couple of trucks and a backhoe, can't complete the terms of this contract, or 3) Literally nobody else wants the contract.
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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    IMO, it's either 1) They need a contactor now and the government is notoriously slow, or 2) The company given the no-bid contract is the only company that actually qualified to bid on the contract. Part of the bidding process is where a contractor has to prove they can actually complete the terms of the contract; obviously Joe-Blow Enterprises, with a couple of trucks and a backhoe, can't complete the terms of this contract, or 3) Literally nobody else wants the contract.
    If that is accurate, I withdraw my objection to nobid contracts.
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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If that is accurate, I withdraw my objection to nobid contracts.
    It's just my opinion, but those certainly possible circumstances.

    I recall all the nashing of the teeth over Halliburton getting the Iraq job. My argument always was: What other oilfield service company in the world had the resources to handle the job? I never got an answer, needless to say, because there isn't one.

    Just like when Shaw Global got the contract for the Katrina recovery. It could be said that Shaw got the job, because Jim Bernhard (CEO of Shaw Global) was a Democrat big-dick in Louisiana and butt-hole buddies with Kathy Blanco, or Shaw was the only company that could make a realistic response in a realistic amount of time.
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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's just my opinion, but those certainly possible circumstances.

    I recall all the nashing of the teeth over Halliburton getting the Iraq job. My argument always was: What other oilfield service company in the world had the resources to handle the job? I never got an answer, needless to say, because there isn't one.

    Just like when Shaw Global got the contract for the Katrina recovery. It could be said that Shaw got the job, because Jim Bernhard (CEO of Shaw Global) was a Democrat big-dick in Louisiana and butt-hole buddies with Kathy Blanco, or Shaw was the only company that could make a realistic response in a realistic amount of time.
    I will have to do some reading to learn more. You make some good points.
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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    No-bid contract - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Legal reasons for sole source contracts include:

    1. only one firm has a product that will meet the projects needs or only one firm can do the work;
    2. the existence of an unusual and compelling urgency;
    3. for purposes of industrial mobilization or expert services;
    4. an international agreement;
    5. sole source is authorized or required by law, e.g., socio-economic programs;
    6. national security[2]; and
    7. the public interest.
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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I recall all the nashing of the teeth over Halliburton getting the Iraq job. My argument always was: What other oilfield service company in the world had the resources to handle the job?
    Then why not have a bid anyways since Halliburton would be the only one to qualify?

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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Then why not have a bid anyways since Halliburton would be the only one to qualify?
    What a diabolical waste of time that would be. Dontcha think?
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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What a diabolical waste of time that would be. Dontcha think?
    If it will help end corruption and corporatism in our country, no, I don't.

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