WASHINGTON: The US Army plans to issue a RFP for a two-year, up-to-$20 million contract to provide "strategic communication management services" to the office of Multinational Forces Iraq in Baghdad.
Faced with an "anti-Iraq forces" that aim to discredit Iraq's new government and otherwise undermine the goals of US military forces in the country, the new communications contractor would provide strategic communications advice, media training, monitoring of Arab and western media, and PR services intended to build support for the Iraq government and coalition forces in the country, according to the Army's recent pre-solicitation notice.
Work will include updating Web sites that support the communications efforts, including an Arabic Web site currently being developed by the Washington, DC-based Rendon Group.
The contract will not be issued until funding is available, and the pre-solicitation notice indicates that funding for it has yet to be appropriated. The value of the contract will be worth between $1 million and $20 million. The current response date for the pre-solicitation notice is Sept. 6, 2006.