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U.S. Troops in Iraq Are Gone, But Embassy Costs Go On and On
U.S. Trade & AId Monitor ^ | July 31, 2012 | Steve Peacock

Posted on 07/31/2012 8:37:27 AM PDT by Steve Peacock

A $348 million contract to maintain the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was awarded this week by the U.S. Department of State to PAE Government Services, which will be tasked with delivering operations and maintenance services for the 104-acre compound. An unspecified portion of that amount will be devoted to providing a residence manager, two cooks, two waiters, and four housekeepers to serve the U.S. ambassador and deputy chief of mission.

It also remains unclear how much will be spent on lawn maintenance, though The Peacock Report -- U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor's predecessor site -- reported back in 2005 that State intended at the time to allocate $1 million annually for lawn and shrubbery services.

State in 2007 had awarded to PAE an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract worth approximately $177 million to service the Baghdad compound.

Source document: Contract Award #SAQMMA-12-D-0165.


Pentagon Extends Kenya, Djibouti Military Support Contract (June 11, 2012)


U.S. to Pay 'Selected' Foreign Journalists to Cover State Dept. (June 12, 2012)

Also see the Monitor's U.S. STATE DEPT. PAGE .

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Gardening; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: contracts; embassy; iranembassy; iranusembassy; iraq; iraqembassy; iraqenbassy; iraqusembassy; usembassy

1 posted on 07/31/2012 8:37:37 AM PDT by Steve Peacock
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To: Steve Peacock

Get a few drums of “army green” and spray it on the sand. That’s your landscaping right there. It’s a freaking kitty litter bowl. Don’t waste a million bucks on artificial landscape. It’s just going to get blown up eventually anyway.

2 posted on 07/31/2012 9:18:21 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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