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AFRICAP: U.S. State Department’s solicitation for Corporate Mercenaries

January 5, 2014
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Source: Phantom Report

Editor’s Note: Peacekeeping Support is government lingo for low intensity operations to incorporate counterinsurgency operations into sovereign countries using corporate mercenaries in-line with the military.

Source: FBO

The U.S. Department of State, Office of Acquisition Management (AQM), is issuing this Sources Sought Synopsis, as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support this requirement for Africa’s Multifunctional Peacekeeping Support Program, AFRICAP. This includes providing training and advisory services, equipment procurement, logistical support, maritime security, capacity building, operational deployment for peacekeeping troops, aerial surveillance, conference facilitation, and construction services to African countries (AFRICAP).

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Potential contractors must possess a broad range of functional regional expertise and logistics support capabilities. The intent is to have contractors on call to undertake a wide range of diverse projects, including setting up operational bases to support peacekeeping operations in hostile environments, military training, and to provide a range of technical assistance and equipment for African militaries and peace support operations. These tasks will be implemented in countries throughout the African continent, as designated by the DOS, and in conjunction with specific DOS programs and policies. Potential contractors must possess the following capabilities: demonstrated capability for in- house construction work, experience working in a third world environment, stability operations support experience, military training, logistics support, equipment procurement institution building, strong financial management processes, proven adherence to timeliness, strong HQ support for field, thorough vetting of employees in the field, solid program management, and medical support.

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