Skip to comments.New U.S. Embassy Compound at Hague: Cost Creeps Close to Quarter-Billion
Posted on 04/30/2012 12:16:20 PM PDT by Steve Peacock
The U.S. State Dept. today revealed that it has begun searching for contractors to design and build a new embassy compound at The Hague in The Netherlands, a project that could cost as much $210 million, according to its own estimates.
Development of the 10-acre site will include a new office building, Marine security guard quarters, shops annex, utility building, "perimeter security, vehicle and pedestrian access control facilities, utility building, surface parking and a vehicular emergency egress bridge," according to a solicitation that U.S. Trade & Monitor located via routine database research.
State's Bureau of Overseas Building Operations first will pre-qualify potential contractors before releasing a more detailed Request for Proposals. Vendors must submit statements of interest by May 30.
Source document: Solicitation #SAQMMA-12-R0180.
I’m sure the GSA will send at least 10 staffers over there 5 or 6 times for site surveys, fact finding, etc, etc.
Sorry, but no amount of tinkering, adjusting or conservative blogging will stop this out-of-control Gov’t.
In fact, I am convinced that it will actually speed-up until the the very day the USA hits bankruptcy. Then it will end.
I wish I could say I disagree with you, but I cannot. I maintain hope that a vigilant citizenry can make a difference, but I have my doubts. As long as we keep paying our taxes, they will steal our money no matter how much passive resistance we employ simultaneously.