Discusses the legal requirements for selling to the host government, including whether the government has agreed to abide by the WTO Government Procurement Agreement or is a party to a government procurement chapter in a U.S. FTA. Specifies areas where there are opportunities.
Last Published: 4/17/2016
The government of Afghanistan has established a procurement agency to facilitate the purchase of goods and services for the government.  This agency, the Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Service (ARDS), uses internationally recognized procurement procedures. Companies that wish to receive procurement notices can do so by registering through email at ards.procurement@ards.org.af.  Notices on new procurements are sent electronically to all companies registered with ARDS.  ARDS also maintains a list of suppliers.
 
Government procurement is covered by the Public Procurement Law (October 2005) which stipulates that procuring entities establishes a domestic procurement requirement and provides a bid price incentive to entities that have a resident representative and paid Afghan taxes.  

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Afghanistan Business Management Legislation