Training for the Kyrgyz business companies on how to do business with USG Contracting Authorities in Kyrgyzstan, December 21, 2012

American Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic held the training on how to do business with United States Government’s (USG) contracting authorities in Kyrgyzstan for businessmen on December 21, 2012.

The training was held under Portal to Kyrgyz Business Project which is implemented by American Chamber of Commerce under financial support of USAID Local Development Program.

At the training, Kyrgyz business companies got thorough information about procurement procedures of such USG contracting authority as CENTCOM Joint Theater Support Contracting Command (C-JTSCC), learnt how Kyrgyz enterprises could participate in procurements of C-JTSCC and how Portal to Kyrgyz Business can help them. They also got detailed information about carriage of their goods to Afghanistan. The training was held for business companies producing furniture, garment, and office and housekeeping equipment, construction materials and generators.

According to officer of C-JTSCC Tom Goerling, they intend to increase amount to procure non-military goods in Central Asian states for Afghanistan. He declared this at the training on how to do business with USG contracting authorities in Kyrgyzstan. He noted also that there is no special quota for any Central Asian country and CAS companies have equal opportunities to participate in tenders of C-JTSCC that favours regional competition.

To date 108 Kyrgyz business-companies have registered in JCCS thanking to work of Portal to Kyrgyz Business. Registration in JCCS enables the company to participate in tenders announced by C-JTSCC.

Cooperation between Kyrgyz business-companies and C-JTSCC has become possible thanking to work of Portal to Kyrgyz Business Project. Portal to Kyrgyz Business assists in building business cooperation between Kyrgyz business-companies and wide range of USG contracting authorities.

* Portal to Kyrgyz Business is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Local Development Program in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce.