Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Say what?

RE: No ORHA Web ste
From: "Harley, Harriet" <HHarley@usaid.gov>
To: "'cherlin@pacbell.net'"< cherlin@pacbell.net>

Dear Mr. Cherlin,

Thank you for your e-mail concerning Iraq. Between January 31 and March 4,
2003, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) issued nine
procurement actions for reconstruction work in war-torn Iraq. Three grants
have also been awarded to specialized agencies of the United Nations.

Each award is detailed on our web site -- http://www.usaid.gov/iraq. These
reconstruction awards include an initial incremental funding amount to start
activities and a total estimated amount for the full duration of the
contract. This total estimated amount is based on an estimated level of
effort that could be needed for full performance of the contract. However,
it is currently unknown whether this amount will actually be needed. The
final amount could be less.

Each of the 8 prime contracts awarded may require subcontract work or the
hiring of addition employees. USAID prime contractors select their own
subcontractors or employees. For information concerning employment or
subcontracting opportunities, you should contact the prime contractor

Information concerning any future prime contract solicitations will be
posted to the Iraq section of our web site (see web address above.) in a
timely manner. You may also wish to subscribe to our Iraq e-mail list to
receive rapid e-mail notifications of significant USAID/Iraq news. You may
subscribe to this e-mail list via our web site as well. For more information
on the USAID procurements that will support the reconstruction of Iraq
please see the "USAID Reconstruction Contracting Questions and Answers Fact
Sheet" on our web site at

Thank you for your interest in USAID's work in Iraq and your willingness to
help in our efforts.


Harriet Harley
USAID Information Center

-----Original Message-----
From: cherlin@pacbell.net [mailto:cherlin@pacbell.net]
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 4:27 PM
To: pinquiries@usaid.gov
Subject: No ORHA Web ste

This form was filled out at:

User's name: Edward Cherlin

Country: United States
Contact? Please Contact Me

I find it appalling that there is no ORHA Web site, and no contact
information for ORHA on the Web anywhere.

I further find it appalling that USAID, its prime contractor Bechtel, ORHA,
and the Coalition military make no provision for Internet access by Iraqis.
There is no mention of any plans for Internet service anywhere on any of
their Web sites.
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