Press Release

For Immediate Release

July 29, 2008

Contact: 202-521-3850

Email: info@mcc.gov

Millennium Challenge Corporation Highlights Business Opportunities, Streamlines Web-Based Procurement Information

Washington,  D.C.  The Millennium Challenge   Corporation (MCC) has launched a new procurement webpage focused on streamlining   information about MCC business opportunities at http://www.mcc.gov/procurement/. The new   webpage provides direct links to MCCs compact program procurements, threshold   program procurements and corporate procurements. The webpage also enables users   to obtain up-to-date information about compact program procurements via an RSS   feed and includes an in-depth video and downloadable podcast presentation on the   full range of MCCs various business opportunities. These improvements   complement MCCs recently remodeled homepage, on which lists of current   procurement notices now appear front and center.

MCCs   compact program procurements are issued by implementing entities in its partner   countries. These implementing entities are still required to post procurement   opportunities to dgMarket, at mcc.dgMarket.com, and United Nations Development   Business, at www.devbusiness.com. The expanded MCC procurement   webpage clarifies the compact procurement process and provides direct links to   the dgMarket and United Nations Development Business   sites.

Most of   MCCs threshold program and corporate procurement opportunities are posted to   the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) web site at www.fbo.gov. To   help identify MCC threshold program procurements, which are primarily   implemented by other federal agencies, and MCC corporate procurements, the new   webpage has the capacity to resourcefully search listings of both types of   procurement opportunities.

For each of   its signed compact and threshold agreements, MCC offers the chance to work with   countries motivated to improve the lives of their citizens through projects that   promote sustainable economic growth. As a policy, MCC encourages a competitive,  efficient, fair, and transparent process for the awarding of all contracts and   program procurements.

For more   information, please visit www.mcc.gov/procurement/.

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The   Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency designed to   work with developing countries, is based on the principle that aid is most   effective when it reinforces sound political, economic, and social policies that   promote poverty reduction through economic growth. For more information about   MCC, visit www.mcc.gov.