September 1, 2009
MCC Enhances Contract and Procurement Web Tools
The U.S. Governments Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) continually strives to improve awareness and transparency of compact-funded contract opportunities. To this end,MCC has recently upgraded its procurement webpage located at http://www.mcc.gov/mcc/procurement/index.shtmlby featuring planned procurements and contract awards at or above $200,000.
MCCs compact program procurements are issued by implementing entities in its partner countries. The new webpage integrates the various notices that are already available at dgMarket, at http://mcc.dgMarket.com; United Nations Development Business, at http://www.devbusiness.com; and each implementing entitys website.
Potential bidders can also now sort upcoming contract opportunities by country, project name, requirement type, description, and method of procurement planned. Once an opportunity is identified, bidders can set up alerts on dgMarket or continue to watch MCCs procurement page for the specific procurement notice.
The new contract awards list can facilitate teaming arrangements among contractors, particularly small businesses. This awards list shows that of compact-funded contracts at or above $200,000, by number, U.S. companies are primes or subs for 13 percent and international non-US companies are primes or subs for 37 percent. Of compact-funded contracts at or above $200,000, by value, U.S. contractors top the list.
In contrast to MCCs compact program procurements, most of MCCs threshold program and corporate procurement opportunities are posted to the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) web site at http://www.fbo.gov. To help identify MCC threshold program procurements, which are primarily implemented by other federal agencies, and MCC corporate procurements, the webpage has the capacity to resourcefully search listings of both types of procurement opportunities.
For each of its signed compact agreements, MCC offers the chance to work with countries motivated to improve the lives of their citizens through projects that promote sustainable economic growth. Threshold agreements, on the other hand, stress policy reform within a country.MCC promotes a competitive, efficient, fair, and transparent process for the awarding of all contracts.
MCC, a United States Government agency designed to fight poverty in developing countries, is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom, and investments in people that promote economic growth.For more information about MCC, visit www.mcc.gov.