Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Center


The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan invites all eligible organizations (see Section IV for Eligibility Requirements) to submit a proposal to renovate the Press Center based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Kabul. The goal of this project is to equip the MFA spokesmanÂ’s office with the tools to coordinate, produce and distribute accurate and timely informational products to the Afghan and international media, international partners, and the public at large. The MFA is the primary institution responsible for developing, initiating and managing messaging and all other media activities related to Afghan foreign policy and AfghanistanÂ’s international relations. Though the Ministry does have an existing space for press conferences and media events, a significant upgrade in design and equipment is essential to the betterment of official communications. This solicitation calls for the renovation of the MFA Press Center to include a remodel of existing facilities and the procurement and installation of new equipment. The recommended refurbishment should improve the ability of the MFA to disseminate accurate and timely information by better facilitating regular press conferences by the Afghan Foreign Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister and MFA spokesman to both national and international media. This will be a limited, six-month project to launch the MFA Press Center.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/28/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
This solicitation calls for the renovation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Center to include a remodel of existing facilities and the procurement and installation of new equipment.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility is open to all U.S., Afghan, and international organizations or companies with direct experience in media relations, strategic communications, design and/or construction of media centers, media equipment purchasing capabilities, and a proven track record of success implementing projects in Afghanistan. Afghan organizations must demonstrate current country registration license. All organizations must demonstrate competent programmatic ability and be able to meet reporting requirements. Non-Afghan organizations or companies are required to partner with an Afghan organization or company.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Pedro Palugyai, Grants Manager, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $150,000.00


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