Agility to handle troop food supply through April
Kuwait-based logistics company Agility has been handed an extension through April of a food supply contract to U.S. troops in the Middle East, the Washington Post reported.
The extension comes in the wake of an unsuccessful indictment levied by the U.S. Justice Department against Agility for alleged fraud on a food supply contract due to expire this month.
That case was dropped in October on a technicality, as the fraud charges were filed with Agility's U.S. subsidiary instead of with the parent company, PWC Logistics, in Kuwait.
In the meantime, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) had awarded a food supply contract to troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan to another Middle East-based logistics company, Dubai-based Anham FCZO.
However, the contract awarded to Anham has been disputed by two other firms, forcing the DLA to award a six-month, $26 million extension to Agility to ensure no disruption in food supply to U.S. troops.
The Government Accountability Office is settling the protest of Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport, another bidder for the U.S. defense logistics contract, the report said. ' Eric Johnson