While the Navy re-reviews bids for the Base Operating Support services for Naval Forces Marianas following protests that brought the award of the contract to a halt prime contractors are making their way to Guam to view other opportunities in the region.

First to visit are representatives of Kellogg Brown & Root.

E. Michael Leonard project general manager for government operations for KBR told the Journal he and Katherine York accounting supervisor for KBR would be visiting Guam from early to mid-March.

"The purpose of our visit is two-fold. The primary purpose is to conduct a regularly scheduled corporate assistance visit to the KBR group working on the DLA Depot Guam project. "

KBR is subcontractor to Eagle Support Services performing on the project as Team Eagle. The Defense Logistics Agency Guam or Defense Distribution Depot Guam Marianas as it is also known assumed operations on Oct. 1 2004 (See "Guam Defense Logistics contract to expand " in the Oct. 4 issue of the Journal).

Its primary mission is to provide forward stock positioning support and enhanced physical distribution services to the armed forces in Guam.

Leonard said "We’ve made a conscious effort to down-play the company labels and operate as a team on that project. We have a mentoring business relationship with Eagle Support Services — a very good small business with unique capabilities in the warehousing and distribution field — and we are in pursuit of other business as a team.

"We will visit with Sanford Technologies which supports our payroll on that job to coordinate business issues; and with Staywell our employee health care provider."

Leonard said the visit would incorporate research on future projects on Guam that KBR might be interested in.

"While in Guam I will also review other business opportunities at COMNAVMAR Anderson Air Force Base and with GovGuam. Finally I will make courtesy calls on our Guam BOS subcontractor team members.

Leonard said visits connected with the present review of bids would not take place. "As the Guam BOS re-evaluation process is ongoing — it would not be appropriate to meet with COMNAVMAR on that subject.” MBJ