Program Review Board (PRB) Minutes – Aug 19, 2003
*David Oliver Chair, Director of CPA Office of Management & Budget Sherri Kraham Director, Program Review Board
*Chris Milligan Deputy Director US Agency of International Development
*Neil Mules Representative of the Australian Government
*Andrew Ockenden Representative of the UK Government
COL Paul Hough CPA Comptroller
COL Tony Bell CPA – Head of Contracting Activities
Lt Col Terry Ross Coalition Joint Task Force -7 Deputy Comptroller
Al Runnels CPA Chief Financial Officer
*Andy Bearpark CPA Director of Operations
*Peter McPherson Director, Economic Development
Scott Castle CPA General Counsel
*Tom Krajeski Governance, Deputy Director
COL Joe Schroeder Advisor to Oil Ministry Representative
Ludvik Cimburek Office of National Security Defense
John Simmons Representative of the UK Government
*Andrew Goledzinowski Deputy Director, Council on International Cooperation
Bruce Quint POC – Ministry Desk
Lee Evey Senior Advisor Ministry of Housing & Construction
Nick Horne Commission of Electricity
Sam Kareem Director of Operations & Infrastructure
MAJ Lawrence Howard CPA – Baghdad Central Representative
MAJ Mark Wade Representative of CPA – Contracting Activities
Charlie Greenleaf Representative of CPA – Economic Development
* Voting member
The Board approved the meeting minutes.
The Board approved CPA Contracting Guidance, after several weeks of revisions, and thorough consultation. The Chair briefed the Board on the balance of accounts and budget projects through early 2004.
The Board approved the following funding requests for recommendation to the Administrator:
#430, Working Toward a Cleaner and Brighter Iraq, $51,308,400 (300,000 jobs program). The Board approved this job creation initiative which will be implemented in every governorate throughout the country, focusing on problems affecting public life (sewage, rubble removal, garbage, street cleaning). Funding is allocated according to governorate population. Directorate of Ops & Infrastructure will have a Program Manager oversee the program for the CPA.
#432, Generation of Electrical Power (4400MW), $25M. The Board approved an additional $25M request to support the Electricity Commission’s plan for getting Iraq to 4400 MW in electrical power (pre-war levels), in addition to the $75M already provided. Funds will support work and the purchase of parts, executed by the Electricity Commission, working closely with Bechtel which has received funding from USAID for work in the electricity sector.
#426, Generators for Governing Council Building†, The Board approved this request for back up generators for a thirteen story building where the work of the Governing Council and Constitutional Convention is being performed.
#434, Budget for Governing Council, $4,196,682, The Board approved this amount for the operating budget of the Governing Council for the remainder of the year. Among other requirements, the budget funds large requirements for the building, security, and transportation.
#427, Baghdad Zookeeper Compensation, $50,000. The Board approved a reimbursement of travel and other expenses and stipends for two zookeepers that worked for the past few months restoring the Baghdad Zoo.
† Where the publication of approved funding levels may prejudice the competitive contracting processes, these amounts will be redacted.