DLA Business Forum for Local Vendors

DLA Business Forum for Local Vendors

The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) sponsored the Business Forum for Local Vendors on February 4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Bishkek. American Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic provided assistance in organizing and conducting the event. Representatives from CENTCOM, Department of Defense, General Services Administration, U.S. Embassy, EBRD, local vendors and transportation companies took part in this forum. The intent of forum was to bring together stakeholders to discuss the progress of the local procurement for Afghanistan initiative, its successes, and the way ahead with the continuing transition occurring in Afghanistan. At the forum, RDML Ron MacLaren, Michaella Olson from DLA, U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Laura Griesmer, and other presenters mentioned the importance of AmCham activity and the Portal to CAS project, which assist in establishing and maintaining business contact between Central Asian entrepreneurs and U.S. Government Contracting Authorities.