Trainings for businessmen and business companies, February 5-9, 2013

Southern Kyrgyz businessmen learn about cooperation opportunities with United States Government’s contracting authorities

Portal to Kyrgyz Business held trainings on cooperation with United States Government’s (USG) contracting authorities from 5th to 9th of February 2013 in Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad oblasts.

Trainings for businessmen and business companies were held from 5th to 9th of February in Osh, Kara-Suu, Batken, Kyzyl-Kija and Jalal-Abad cities.

Participants received information on Portal to Kyrgyz Business, registration in Joint Contingency Contracting System (JCCS) during trainings. They were also informed on the participation procedures in tenders from the USG contracting authorities.

Companies producing and delivering furniture, textiles, household and office appliances, and construction materials participated in the training. Representatives of 77 business companies (total number of participants was 91) asked questions to the chief of CENTCOM-Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, Maj. Tom Goerling.

“Trainings were sought to promote simplicity of the process for the companies to get involved actively and intelligently in the process of solicitation’s submission after registration with JCCS,” says Akylbek Joldoshov, Monitoring and Evaluation Expert/Trainer of the Portal to Kyrgyz Business.

Trainers of Portal to Kyrgyz Business held special trainings for eight Kyrgyz transport companies on February 6th in Osh. Its participants learned about cooperation with Surface Tender CENTCOM Region (STCR). They received information on delivery of goods to Afghanistan with the help of STCR. Local transport companies were trained on the procedures of cooperating with local businessmen to deliver goods to Afghanistan within Portal to Kyrgyz Business.

According to Akylbek Joldoshov, they are expecting a surge of activity in the Southern region after these trainings.

*The Portal to Kyrgyz Business project 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. To get more information please visit the Portal’s web-site: http://portal.amcham.kg