The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving the potential Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait of Design and Construction of the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Headquarters Complex and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1 billion.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 22 February 2022.
The Government of Kuwait has requested the design, construction, and associated procurement of Kuwait Ministry of Defense (KMOD) Headquarters Complex in Kuwait. This includes provisions for all physical building and infrastructure construction costs.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide life cycle design, construction, and project management, engineering services, technical support, facility and infrastructure assessments, surveys, planning, programming, design, acquisition, contract administration, construction management, and other technical services.
The overall project includes over twenty facilities, including primary headquarters facilities for both civilian and military leadership, as well as any and all engineering studies, designs, construction, and construction management services necessary in order to provide a fully functioning headquarters complex. The estimated total cost is $1 billion.
This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the infrastructure of a Major Non-NATO ally that has been an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
This proposed acquisition will improve Kuwait’s capability to meet current and future threats by modernizing the KMOD headquarters and associated infrastructure. Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing this infrastructure, support, and associated services into its armed forces.
The proposed acquisition of this infrastructure and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
No principal contractor has been identified for this acquisition. Contracts funded by this case are likely to be competitive acquisitions. The host nation has the ability to limit competition if they so choose, but has not requested to do so at this time. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential acquisition.
Implementation of this proposed acquisition will require the assignment of as many as ten additional U.S. Government or U.S. contractor representatives to Kuwait for a duration of up to seven years to provide construction management and oversight. It may be possible to utilize locally available labor to provide some oversight services in lieu of the assignment of U.S. personnel to the program.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed acquisition.
This notice of a potential acquisition is required by law. The description and actual cost are for the highest estimated amount and cost based on initial requirements. Actual cost will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded.