Versar providing construction oversight

March 9, 2012 at 6:29 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 9 (UPI) -- Construction projects in Afghanistan on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense are to continue receiving engineering and quality assurance from Versar Inc.

The Virginia project management company said its support services come under a subcontract from HDR Inc., an engineering, construction and architectural firm conducting operations in Afghanistan.

"This important subcontract with HDR allows Versar to continue to support the Department of Defense by providing our construction management and quality assurance support for reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan," said Versar Chief Executive Officer Tony Otten.

"We are also excited about our new relationship with HDR and believe that the HDR/Versar team will continue to provide high-quality services and capacity development in this important contract."

The value of the subcontract is$23.4 million. Its period of performance is through February of next year.

Versar said it has been providing construction management and quality-assurance work in Afghanistan since 2006.

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