US still open to military contract bids-Kuwait’s KGL

* U.S. government to reopen contract talks – Kuwait’s KGL

* Rival ANHAM has said U.S. has dismissed KGL’s objection

KUWAIT, July 25 (BestGrowthStock) -A lucrative contract to support
U.S. Forces in Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan is still up for grabs
according to Kuwaiti logistics firm KGL (KGLK.KW: ), which said on
Sunday the U.S. government would accept “amended bids”.

KGL’s announcement on the Kuwait bourse appeared to counter
a statement on Friday from Dubai-based ANHAM FZCO LLC, which had
been awarded the work and said the U.S. government had dismissed
a protest filed by KGL against that decision.
KGL, or Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Co, said it had
received an email stating that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency
will “reopen limited talks …. and receive amended bids,” ahead
of making new decisions about the contract.

Gulf Arab state Kuwait has become a major logistics base for
the American military since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

In the wake of fraud charges against main long-time supplier
Agility (AGLT.KW: ) of Kuwait, the U.S. military awarded a prime
vendor contract to ANHAM.

That sparked an objection from KGL filed in April which
argued that ANHAM did not meet minimum bidding requirements.

Agility, formerly Public Warehousing Co. K.S.C. (PWC), is in
talks with U.S. authorities over accusations it defrauded the
military in the Middle East on multibillion-dollar supply
contracts spanning 41 months.

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(Reporting by Diana Elias; Editing by Jason Neely)

US still open to military contract bids-Kuwait’s KGL