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Benghazi Response – 10-7-14 Full Production 289

Benghazi Response – 10-7-14 Full Production 289

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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-39500 Doc No. C05351760 Date: 10/07/2014 

From: Toner, Mark Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:52 To: Reines, Philippe Cc: Bemish, Renee Maler, Christina Subject: FW: Blue Mountain 

Philippe -Susan's back. need decide whether not want/need play this one. 
Met with Renee and Christina this and they shared the following points with (which have also been shared with Congress) the whole Blue Mountain contract dispute thing: 
From June 2012 through September 2012, the Department State Contracting Officer received notices dispute between Blue Mountain Group and its Blue Mountain Libya partner. 
During this period, the Department State also received letters from Cohort International, asserting its new role under Blue Mountain Libya. June 27, 2012, meeting was held between DOS representatives and Cohort International discuss the dispute, where Cohort International explained its position and requested changes the contract terms and conditions made without any formal documentation. 
Although several communications transpired, date Blue Mountain Libya and Cohort International have not provided any formal documentation support contract modification, innovation even name change, required Federal Acquisition Regulation. 
Therefore, July 10, 2012, the Contracting Officer's response was invoke collaborative resolution the said dispute between Blue Mountain Group and Blue Mountain Libya. 
The Department State was notified shortly after Blue Mountain Group that the dispute between the two partners was resolved. Blue Mountain Group provided documentation support this resolution. September 2012, the Department State was notified that the dispute was again issue between the parties. Given the dispute was not resolved and was recurring matter concern, the Department State began looking into direct hire positions for the guards Benghazi contingency. Contract performance the ground was satisfactory and the dispute did not impact operations. 
From: [] Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:35 
To: Toner, Mark 
Subject: RE: Blue Mountain Mark, 
Did you get your contracting people Blue Mountain? 
Also would like confirm that this was Blue Mountain's first work for State, and the amount the contract -in the 
federal database indicates was worth $783,2.84.