Check back periodically for updates, but for the moment, below you will find:
1. A 12-minute video recorded to show you various sources of LOGCAP V jobs that are out there now, and tips for how to use them effectively.
2. A check list for preparing for your LOGCAP (or any other contract) job search.
3. I went through all the reports and court proceedings, and created a timeline so you can quickly see what has happened and when.
LOGCAP V Job Search Preparation
1. Update and polish your resume, and have it ready in Word and PDF formats.
Be ready to send it at a moment’s notice. Be sure to include your latest job, new credentials, courses and certifications, and new accomplishments. Make sure your contact information is up to date.
2. Use LOGCAP IV job post keywords for positions you want to pursue.
The companies will change but the jobs will remain. There are still many LOGCAP IV positions found on various company and job search sites, so look at what they are asking for in the qualifications/requirements sections.
3. Have a 1-2 page corporate version of your Federal resume ready.
If you built your resume using USAJOBS.gov Federal resume builder, make sure you have a much shorter corporate version geared towards your most likely positions.
4. Have your paperwork in order, organized in an easy to find file.
Make sure you have clearly scanned copies of certificates, DD214, and other important papers. Check your passport for expiration date, and a number of blank visa pages.
5. Have a list of references ready with updated contact information.
Make sure the references know what you’d like them to say or emphasize.
6. Do you know who you know?
Now is the time to start looking at your network. Can you reach out to them if necessary? Browsing LinkedIn connections is a good way to remember people you might have worked with, but forgotten.
For a free resume evaluation by William Beaver, DZJ editor-in-chief and resume writer,
please send it to email@example.com
LOGCAP V Timeline
August 25, 2021 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling on DynCorp’s LOGCAP V bid protest: “The Court of Federal Claims dismissed DynCorp’s bid protest, finding no error in the Army’s analysis. As we explain below, we agree. Accordingly, we affirm.”
June 8, 2021 – Jake Frazer of President of Precision Talent Solutions wrote an article on LinkedIn containing a good roundup of LOGCAP V developments. Highlights included:
LOGCAP V: Over 2 years since the award in April 2019, we are finally seeing major realignments across the LOGCAP landscape.
CENTCOM: The transition between Vectrus and KBR is underway in Iraq and expected to be completed this summer with KBR’s LOGCAP team leaving Iraq for the first time since 2003.
Afghanistan: After ramping up to transition Afghanistan, KBR received a stop work order in April for its transition with Fluor and DynCorp. 9 years is a long time for LOGCAP V, so will be curious if KBR will ever go back to Afghanistan?
INDOPACOM: The transition between Vectrus and DynCorp/Amentum continues to be delayed due to base access restrictions in Kwajalein Islands related to COVID, and this is expected to commence later in 2021 with full transition in early 2022. Meanwhile, there are smaller projects emerging in southeast Asia associated with Defender 21 and some logistics work.
SOUTHCOM: PAE is finalizing its transition with Fluor in Honduras which makes up the bulk of the current activity for LOGCAP in SOUTHCOM. However, this market could evolve as US interests increase south of its borders.
AFRICOM / EUCOM: The respective incumbents (Fluor and KBR) have completed their administrative transitions.
NORTHCOM: KBR has completed its transition with DynCorp/Amentum at the National Training Center (NTC) at Ft. Irwin and will continue to support the vehicle maintenance mission at that site. There have also been support requirements for COVID over the last year.
The next phase for LCV will be for new contingency work that comes up within each COCOM. Will Rock Island put these out for bid to all 4 primes? From a talent perspective, the delay in transition has allowed the HR teams to get prepared, but we expect that there will be surges and new work that creates more opportunities.
May 11, 2021 – Vectrus CEO Chuck Prow told investment analysts “We are closely managing the phase-in of LOGCAP V and currently anticipate being at full operational capacity in Iraq this summer. In terms of INDOPACOM, the phase-in process remains elongated due to base access restrictions associated with COVID-19. We anticipate phasing in later this year with full operational capability in early 2022.”
August 12, 2020 – Vectrus CEO Chuck Prow said that some transition and startup activities are going forward on LOGCAP V but the coronavirus pandemic continues to push back the timeline for being fully up and running.
July 10, 2020 – DynCorp International LLC appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit “from the final judgment entered on May 21, 2020, as well as all opinions, orders, and decisions giving rise to that judgment, including the opinions and orders filed on May 21, 2020.”
May 21, 2020 – Judge Loren Smith terminated DynCorp International’s case against the LOGCAP V awards: “It is ordered and adjudged this date, pursuant to Rule 58, that judgment is entered in favor of defendant and defendant-intervenors. Plaintiff’s complaint is dismissed.” The defendant was the United States and the defendant-intervenors were Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc.; Vectrus Systems Corp.; Fluor Intercontinental Inc.; and PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services LLC.
May 12, 2020 – Chuck Prow, CEO of Vectrus told analysts that “the company expects to have a “better understanding” of the transition timeline for LOGCAP V within two months after the coronavirus crisis has added new challenges. According to Inside Defense: “Prow said the military has restricted some travel as a result of the ongoing outbreak. He highlighted that “some physical site visits are necessary to transition” especially Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Prow also said three of the four protests related to the program have been adjudicated. “Though one protest remains active, we believe this protest is winding down. I do believe that we’re in the end stages of the process.”
April 24, 2020 – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted Fluor’s voluntary motion to dismiss it’s appeal, challenging LOGCAP V awards to Kellogg, Brown & Root Services and Vectrus Systems Corp.
April 20, 2020 – The most recent notation on the court’s docket says that there were Oral Arguments on 4/13/2020 at 3:00 PM in Chambers (Telephonic) before Senior Judge Loren A. Smith.
April 1, 2020 – KBR, DynCorp, and Fluor all recently received approved LOGCAP IV extensions until LOGCAP V is awarded, according to heavily redacted documents published on the SAM.gov website.
Fluor however published information about their extension: “The Army Contracting Command – Rock Island has extended Fluor’s current Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV contract, as the Army continues to implement the transition to LOGCAP V. Fluor will continue to provide forward operating support for Afghanistan through December 2020, for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) through June 2020 (or as extended until Fluor begins work on LOGCAP V), and for U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) through March 2021 (or until it transitions to LOGCAP V).
March – April, 2020 – The LOGCAP V legal battle continued. During March and April there were a number of motions and responses between the various LOGCAP V parties, all of which are sealed and not available.
March 4, 2020 – Chuck Prow, chief executive of Vectrus, which won two spots on the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program V, said the company is starting transition planning for the program. According to Inside Defense: In a call with analysts this week, he said the company was “given a lifting of the stop-work [order] and an authorization to begin the transition planning aspects of the of the LOGCAP contract.”
February 26, 2020 – Dyncorp International files a sealed motion for a Temporary Restraining Order. Response is due by March 11, 2020.
February 20, 2020 – DynCorp asks for more time for submitting supplemental responses. Senior Judge Loren Smith sets date of response due by March 9, 2020.
February 14, 2020 – PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services, LLC, and DynCorp International file sealed responses to the Army’s Status Report Regarding Corrective Action (Feb 5).
February 5, 2020 – According to a new Status Report filing with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Army’s corrective action on LOGCAP V is complete and it wants to uphold the original awards: “In light of its cost/price reasonableness determinations, the Army intends to proceed with the previously awarded LOGCAP V contracts on or after March 2, 2020.”
The December 17, 2019 ruling stated that “Plaintiffs shall have seven days, up to and including February 14, 2020, to respond to defendant’s Status Report.”
December 17, 2019 – Judge Loren Smith of the Court of Federal Claims published the following order: “On December 9, 2019, defendant filed a status report, informing the Court that the Agency (US Army) intends to take voluntary corrective action in order to properly evaluate price reasonableness.
Consistent with the timeline proposed in that status conference, this case is STAYED and REMANDED to the Agency for a period of forty-five days, up to and including January 31, 2020.
Additionally, the Court hereby ORDERS defendant to file a status report on or before February 7, 2020, apprising this Court of the results of the Agency’s corrective action and providing the Court with the Agency’s new price reasonableness determinations.
Plaintiffs shall have seven days, up to and including February 14, 2020, to respond to defendant’s Status Report.”
December 9, 2019 – U. S. Army files with document with court proposing to take another look at LOGCAP V submissions reexamining “Price Reasonableness.”
December 4, 2019 – the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is expected to rule on the case.
November 21, 2019 – the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has set Nov. 21 as the date for oral arguments in DynCorp’s case.
October 30, 2019 – Stuart Bradie, President and CEO of KBR, was asked on the OCT 30 earnings call with investing analysts about LOGCAP V:
Q: So just one on LOGCAP, what’s the expected timing on that protest resolution?
Bradie: As you know it sort of moved out of the traditional sort of protest into the court arena. The date has been set for the ruling in early December. And certainly, there’s been no — absolute commitment to stick to that date by the army and the courts. So we’re expecting that to proceed as one, if you like, in December. Whether we book it to backlog in December or it flips over to Q1. It’s not quite clear yet, but certainly, resolution is expected in that December time frame.
October 18, 2019 – The GAO issued the advisory opinion that PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services LLC didn’t show that the U.S. Army erred in awarding Fluor Intercontinental Inc. a $137 million task order or Vectrus Systems Corp. a $349 million task order under LOGCAP V.
October 14, 2019 – AECOM announced that it will sell its management services business (which includes government services) to a pair of equity firms.
September 30, 2019 – The U.S. Court of Federal Claims rules that the protest of PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services can be part of the LOGCAP V case.
September 24, 2019 – Fluor Corp. announced that it will divest the company’s government services unit.
September 18, 2019 – The GAO released the advisory opinion on AECOM’s LOGCAP V protest. “AECOM Management Services Inc. failed to demonstrate that the Army engaged in a “smorgasbord of bloopers” before awarding contracts and task orders to rival contractors under an $82 billion logistics procurement known as LOGCAP V,” the Government Accountability Office said. “Based on our review, we would have no basis to object to the agency’s (DOD’s) actions.”
September 4, 2019 – Judge Smith gives GAO until September 18th, to provide its opinion on the AECOM protest.
August 21, 2019 – Judge Loren A. Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims directed the clerk of court to ask the GAO for an advisory opinion on the merits of AECOM Management Services Inc.’s earlier LOGCAP V protest.
August 16, 2019 – AECOM asks the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to get the decision the GAO would have issued on LOGCAP V concerning AECOM’s protest.
August 22, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion that PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services LLC’s protest should be removed from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
August 5, 2019 – DynCorp Goes to U.S. Court of Federal Claims Over LOGCAP V, causing GAO to dismiss all LOGCAP V protests as they would fall under the jurisdiction of the federal court case.
August 1, 2019 – The GAO denies DynCorp International’s protest concerning LOGCAP V awards.
May 1, 2019 – Fluor Intercontinental, Inc., PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services, LLC, and AECOM Management Services, Inc. filed protests with the Government Accountability Office concerning the recent LOGCAP V contract awards.
April 22, 2019 – DynCorp International filed a protest with the U. S. Government Accountability Office for Solicitation Number: W52P1J-16-R-0001 (LOGCAP V).
April 18, 2019 – Louis Berger Services, a unit of design firm WSP, announced that it is a key Vectrus subcontractor on the LOGCAP V awards.
April 12, 2019 – KBR, Fluor, Vectrus & PAE-Parsons Awarded LOGCAP V Contracts, and beginning task orders.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island (ACC-RI), Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois, on behalf of the Army Sustainment Command hereby awards four (4) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity, Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC), for the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) V support services in support of the U.S. Military worldwide.
Each basic IDIQ contract will be an initial five-year ordering period and options for five additional one year ordering periods.The ceiling price for the entire LOGCAP V MATOC is $82,000,000,000.00 and is a cumulative ceiling for all contracts awarded.
PAE-Parsons Global Logistics Services, LLC is one of the award recipients and is hereby awarded Basic Contract W52P1J-19-D-0047 and the following task orders: SOUTHCOM Setting the Theater Task Order and associated Performance Task Order: $34,596,500.37
Fluor Intercontinental, Inc. is one of the award recipients and is hereby awarded Basic Contract W52P1J-19-D-0046 and the following task orders: AFRICOM Setting the Theater Task Order and associated Performance Task Order: $137,222,537.90
Vectrus Systems Corporation is one of the award recipients and is hereby awarded Basic Contract W52P1J-19-D-0045 and the following task orders: PACOM Setting the Theater Task Order and associated Performance Task Order: $349,187,574.26 and CENTCOM Setting the Theater Task Order and associated Performance Task Order: $1,033,582,366.79
Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. is one of the award recipients and is hereby awarded Basic Contract W52P1J-19-D-0044 and the following task orders: EUCOM – Setting the Theater Task Order and associated Performance Task Order: $183,304,831.67 and NORTHCOM – Setting the Theater Task Order and associated Performance Task Order: $393,988,697.66, and Afghanistan Performance Task Order: $1,372,043,984.72
March 23, 2019 – LOGCAP IV bridge modifications were approved while LOGCAP V process continues.
DynCorp Intl INDO PACOM
DynCorp Intl NORTHCOM
KBRSI Iraq – OIR
Fluor Afghanistan North
DynCorp Intl Afghanistan South