The Department of State (Department) awarded Task Order 3 under the Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) base contract to SOC, LLC (SOC) on September 29, 2010. The purpose of the task order is to provide static guard and emergency response services for U.S. Embassy Baghdad. The task order’s period of performance is for one base year beginning July 21, 2011, and four option years. The task order is currently valued at approximately $909 million.
OIG reviewed all 1,016 invoices totaling $466.0 million submitted by SOC as of December 31, 2014, and is questioning $7.2 million of the costs approved by the Contracting Officer’s Representative. Specifically, OIG questions $652,061 in costs considered unallowable based on the contract terms, applicable laws, or regulation. OIG is also questioning $6.5 million in costs not adequately supported.