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URGENT: IAW Kuwait Ministry of Interior (MoI) announcement, the Government of Kuwait has resumed Visa processing for those affected by COVID-19 related delays.  Contractors currently performing work in Kuwait that are adversely affected by Kuwait Visa 18 processing timelines that have not submitted visa packets thru their sponsoring partner to the Kuwait MoI must do so immediately.  Failure to do so may result in Contractor violation of Kuwait law resulting in legal action, deportation, and ban from future access in Kuwait.

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USCENTCOM continues to assess COVID-19 risks and impacts in our current environment and area of responsibility. For operational contract support related theater entry issues, the Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG) must be reviewed for updated DOD theater and country policy changes at https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg.cfm Host nation travel limitations and advisories can be located at https://travel.state.gov.

  • DOD sponsored contractors shall review the FCG and address issues with their Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and/or Contracting Officer.
  • CORs and Contracting Officers will coordinate with their associated Service Component for specified instructions and resolution.

Due to the evolving situation in Afghanistan, Contractor compliance with the Foreign Clearance Guide and the continuous use of Synchronized Pre-Deployment Operational Tracker (SPOT) to report contractor accountability remains critical. Contracting Activities awarding or administering contracts within Afghanistan WILL ensure SPOT compliance (See SCO Note #2020-03).

OPERATIONAL CONTRACT SUPPORT

Operational Contract Support is the process of planning for and obtaining supplies, services, and construction from commercial sources in support of joint operations and includes the associated functions of contracting support, contract support integration, and contractor management.

U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND OCS

In accordance with DoDI 3020.41, this site provides information on U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) OCS points of contract and theater business clearance requirements. Contracting activities, requiring activities, and contractors will find information here that will facilitate entry into, and operation requirements within, the USCENTCOM theater of operations.

USCENTCOM Operational Contract Support Integration Cell (OCSIC), CCJ4

For clarification or additional information not outlined in the Foreign Clearance Guide please contact the OCSIC for additional assistance:

Contact E-Mail: centcom.macdill.centcom-hq.mbx.ccj4-j44-ocsic@mail.mil

Resources

Class Deviation Memo for Contractor Personnel Performing in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility, dated Sept 15, 2017

DoD Business Rules for the Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT)

DoD Theater and Country Policy Changes

Host Nation limitations and advisories

DoD Instruction 3020.41 Operational Contract Support

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations

Federal Acquisition Regulations

Kuwait Ministry of Interior Announcement 09102020