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DynCorp-State Department Contract

May 23rd, 2001

Corpwatch has acquired a copy of a $600 million dollar contract between DynCorp and the U.S. State Department. The company carries crop fumigation and eradication against coca farmers in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. In Colombia it is also involved in drug interdiction, transport, reconnaissance, search and rescue missions, medical evacuation and aircraft maintenance, among other operations.--Editor

DynCorp-State Department Contract
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(a) The Contractor shall perform this contract in accordance with its technical proposal dated September 24, 1996 and any revisions thereto submitted in response to Solicitation

No. S-OPRAQ-96-R-0545.

(b) The Contractor's technical proposal is incorporated by reference and hereby made subject to the provisions of the "ORDER OF PRECEDENCE" clause in SECTION I of this contract. Under the "ORDER OF PRECEDENCE" clause, the Contractor's technical proposal shall follow "the specifications" in the order of precedence.


A. SECTION C.1: Section C.1 presents an overview of the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Office of Resource Management, Aviation Division (AD) and its associated missions, tasks, and aircraft. Operations outside the United States are conducted in accordance with bilateral agreements with individual host countries and, as such, vary from country to country. Mission deployments may be to any worldwide location, including, potentially, outside of Central and South America.

B. SECTION C.2: Section C.2 entitled, "General Tasks" identifies the general requirements of the AD Counternarcotics Aviation Program to include operations and maintenance, logistics management and support and the necessary management services required for each of the following Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINS):


CLIN 0001 Main Operating Base (MOB) located at Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB), FL

CLIN 0002 Data (See DD Form 1423, Section C, Exhibit IV)

CLIN 0003 Bolivia

CLIN 0004 Colombia

CLIN 0005 Reserved

CLIN 0006 Peru

CLIN 0007 Deployment Program

CLIN 0008 CPAF Task Orders

CLIN 0009 FFP Task Orders

CLIN 0010 Defense Base Act Insurance

C. SECTION C.3: Section C.3 provides specific information on each country or location mission and further elaborates on the tasks identified under paragraph ( B) above which include: operations and maintenance services, logistics management and support, and management services.

D. SECTION C.4: Section C.4 provides general information on personnel qualifications and responsibilities of the AD program. Specific language requirements, position descriptions and minimum qualifications are provided under Section J, Attachments Number 8, "Key Personnel Requirements" and Number 9, "Labor Classification Descriptions (Non Key Personnel)".


C.1.1.1. PRIMARY MISSIONS The three primary narcotics missions of the AD Counternarcotics Aviation program are eradication, training, and interdiction defined as follows:

A. ERADICATION The AD currently uses fixed wing agricultural spray aircraft and occasionally rotary wing aircraft for aerial eradication of marijuana, coca and opium poppy. The AD also uses utility helicopters to transport host country personnel to growing sites for manual eradication of narcotics crops.

B. TRAINING Formal pilot training on the T-65 and OV-10 spray aircraft is conducted by the Contractor in the conterminous United States (CONUS) as required with advanced training conducted in certain host countries. An L-19 aircraft (Government furnished) will be used in the training program if required. The Contractor shall provide on-the-job training of host country pilots and Night Vision Goggle (NVG) observers in NVG operations. The Contractor shall, to the extent approved by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), participate in providing formal training to implement Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) plans to develop host government institutional maintenance capabilities; and informal on-the-job training of host country pilots and mechanics to fly and maintain fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Additionally, the Contractor shall provide on-the-job training of host country pilots, NVG observers, and mechanics in the operation of Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) and NVG equipment including inspection, maintenance, standardization and quality control.

C. INTERDICTION Utility helicopters are also used to transport host country personnel for interdiction of narcotics processing laboratories and narcotics being transported within the host country. These missions may be conducted day, night or under cover of darkness using NVG equipment and procedures.

C.1.1.2. SECONDARY MISSIONS All other missions are secondary and shall be performed in support of eradication and interdiction. These secondary missions include:

A. TRANSPORT This mission involves the movement of personnel and/or supplies between and within host countries. Currently Casa 212 and C-208 aircraft are being used for this purpose in Temporary Duty (TDY) deployments.

B. RECONNAISSANCE This mission involves the use of aircraft to detect fields of illegal narcotics crops, clandestine airfields, and narcotics processing laboratories. Generally, only spray aircraft and helicopters are used in reconnaissance missions.

C. SEARCH AND RESCUE This mission involves the use of helicopters to locate and rescue Contractor and host country air crews and U.S. and host country law enforcement personnel, including military. This operation deals with downed aircraft or hostile action by narcotics producers or traffickers.

D. MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) This mission involves the use of aircraft and equipment to evacuate personnel injured by accidents or hostile action.

E. FERRY This mission involves the movement of aircraft from one host country to another and within countries. The Contractor is responsible for most ferry operations. Helicopters are normally moved to a designated location for shipment on an AD scheduled Air Force C-5, C-17, C-130, or C-141.

F. MAINTENANCE This mission includes functional check flights following maintenance actions.

C.1.2. AIRCRAFT Aircraft covered under this contract include the type and number of aircraft in the deployment schedule (Table 1-1). Types of aircraft include utility helicopters, fixed wing spray aircraft, training aircraft, and cargo/personnel transport aircraft. These aircraft and any subsequent aircraft will be Government Furnished Property to the aviation services Contractor. Aircraft may be titled to the U.S. Government or host country. Short term aircraft support requirements may be added by Task Order (see CLINS 0008 and 0009 and Section C, Exhibit V - General Task Order Description).

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