All this money for infrastructure will free up more money for jihad. Apparently no amount of jihad terror and calls for genocide from the Palestinians will deter Obama from sending money to the “Palestinians.” “USAID Contracts Start Flowing in $750 Million Palestinian Infrastructure Project,” from the U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor, January 14 (thanks to Steve):
first round of Palestinian infrastructure contracts worth upwards of
$750 million was awarded this week by the U.S. Agency for International
The Infrastructure Needs Project Phase II (Solicitation #RFP294-2010-108),
as the USAID endeavor is known, will help the Palestinians build or
improve public works initially in the West Bank and, “if conditions
permit, in Gaza” at a later time.
Task orders could be awarded under this indefinite quantity contract (IQC) for initiatives including:
“¢ Transportation networks such as primary and secondary roads, bridges and/or other transportation infrastructure;
“¢ Water systems including the supply, storage, treatment, transmission and/or distribution of water;
“¢ Sanitation infrastructure including solid waste management and
disposal, wastewater treatment and reuse, pollution control, and/or
“¢ Vertical infrastructure including schools, clinics, health
facilities, public buildings, government buildings and facilities,
sports facilities, warehouses, food storage facilities, youth and sports
centers, and/or other vertical infrastructure designed to benefit the
“¢ Electrical Power sector infrastructure to include alternative,
sustainable and/or traditional forms of power generation (such as wind
turbines, photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal, and/or
fossil-fuel-fired thermal power plants), and/or electricity transmission
and distribution systems in the West Bank;
“¢ Other critical infrastructure that USAID may decide to support
subject to USAID development objectives and/or the availability of
“¢ Operations and Management of Water Facilities;
“¢ Design/Build contracts are anticipated under this solicitation;
“¢ Procurement, transport, shipment, storage of equipment and materials;
“¢ Drilling and Equipping of Deep Water Production and Monitoring Wells and Facilities
“¢ Construction and Rehabilitation of Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution systems.
Contractors receiving the task orders on Jan. 9 were:
- APCO/ArCon of Dearborn, Michigan (Contract award #AID-294-I-00-12-00005).
APCO/ArCon, it should be noted, is a construction firm that likewise
received $100 million in task orders during Phase One of the project;
- The Morganti Group, Inc., of Danbury, Connecticut (Contract award #AID-294-I-00-12-00002);
- BLD Services, LLC, of Kenner, Louisiana (Contract award #AID-294-I-00-12-00004);
- American Intercontinental Constructors, LLC (AIC) of Arlington, Virginia (Contract award #AID-294-I-00-12-00006);
- International Relief & Development (IRD) of Arlington, Virginia (Contract award #AID-294-I-00-12-00003); and:
- CDM Constructors, Inc., of Cambridge, Massachusetts (Contract award #AID-294-I-00-12-00001).
Under the IQC arrangement, the total potential ceiling is $750
million for all contracts awarded to these, and possibly other, vendors.
It is not the total for each vendor.