The Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) started a series of working meetings at the beginning of the year. The main objective of the organization is to create a favorable business environment for small and medium-sized companies.
BCC Chairman Eng. Svetoslav Glosov and Executive Director Eng. Ivan Boykov met on 6 January with the Executive Director of State Fund Agriculture Rumen Porozhanov. The next day was held a meeting with the Chairman of the Management Board of Road Infrastructure Agency Eng. Lazar Lazarov. In the conversations were discussed the necessary legislative changes, the introduction of standard procedures and documents, possible division of public procurement contracts into smaller lots and were pointed out concrete steps for cooperation in 2015. “You know that our good cooperation dates back to the period of the previous term of Mr. Porozhanov as head of Fund Agriculture. It continued also while he served as finance minister in the caretaker government. Actually then started the process of settlement of obligations to companies under the operational programs,” said Eng. Svetoslav Glosov.
“The future cooperation for the successful launch of the rural development program is of utmost importance as contractors on these projects are mainly small and medium-sized companies,” added BCC Executive Director Eng. Ivan Boykov.
“At the meeting with Eng. Lazarov we commented on the need to regulate the legal status of the subcontractor and again we raised the issue of smaller lots for winter cleaning, which will give more opportunities for precisely those companies that are most affected by the crisis,” he explained.
In the first working day of 2015 to the Deputy Prime Minister on EU Funds and Economic Policy Tomislav Donchev were sent the proposals of the Chamber in connection with the preparation of the draft of a new Public Procurement Act. Next week there will be a meeting of the management of the Chamber with the Deputy Prime Minister at which will be discussed the texts. It will also discuss issues for the end of the programming period 2007 – 2013 and the launch of the new 2014 – 2020 programming period.