The process of becoming a licensed PSC requires the effort and direct involvement of a company’s Operations, Management, and Administrative sections.
It will also require consistency and persistence once the file has been submitted, and it will be time consuming, frustrating, and burdensome. But in the end, it is necessary. The licensing process starts when a company registers with the Ministry of Trade, because that documentation establishing a commercial presence in Iraq defines the company, and introduces it to the Ministry of Interior. Licensing brings six company business segments under scrutiny. 1. Commercial legality, 2. Residential legality, 3. Personnel validation, 4. Asset validation, and 4. Social Services confirmation.
MoI licensing requirements are presented on the Ministry of Interior PSCD Web Site: MOI Website
The PSCAI works with member companies to assist them in preparing their documentation, making initial introductions to the PSCD, resolving ambiguities in the official instructions, obtaining the latest soft copy formats for required MoI lists, sharing lessons learned, and being in attendance at MoI inspections, and investigative interviews. PSCAI assists U.S. Government Contracting Officers by confirming the progress of company licensing with the MoI PSCD. At present there are some twenty three PSCAI member companies licensed by the Baghdad MoI.