ABCK Speaker Series – October 2018

October 30th, 2018

Kuwait City

For Immediate Release


The American Business Council of Kuwait (ABCK) hosted its second Speaker Series of the season, welcoming Lieutenant Colonel (LTC.) Paul A. Tomcik, Commander of the Regional Contracting Center of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. This month’s Speaker Series gathered over 50 members and guests representing different multinational and local companies who were interested in obtaining in-depth understanding of contracting requirements with the United States Government.

ABCK Chairman, Mr. Oswaldo Rueda

In his opening statement, ABCK’s Chairman, Mr. Oswaldo Rueda introduced the guest speaker LTC. Tomcik, and the event’s sponsor, AIG represented by its CEO for Kuwait, Mr.Joseph Bejjani.


The chairman then thanked the members and guests for being present. Followed by the speaker, Ltc. Tomcik’s presentation on how to do contracting with the United States Army in Kuwait. In this presentation, the speaker explained the purpose of the Regional Contracting Center- Kuwait (RCC- KU), and explained the buying interest of the RCC-KU such as commodities, services, and minor construction.


LTC. Tomcik described the necessary steps for organizations to qualify for bids and the necessary registrations that organizations need to complete to become eligible. The speaker explained where organizations could find contracting opportunities, as well as how to respond to these opportunities.

Lieutenant Colonel Paul A. Tomcik

In his closing remarks, LTC. Tomcik emphasized the government’s expectations of the contractors and emphasized the importance of DBA insurance to successfully qualify for these bids.

Mr. Oswaldo Rueda, ABCK Chairman,  LTC Tomcik & Mrs. Esra Cavdarli Menke, Executive Director, ABCK


The meeting concluded with a presenting recognition, and afterward with a raffle, in which the winners were given 2 vouchers for two for a BBQ on Wednesdays, and 2 vouchers for two for a breakfast buffet at the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Salwa.


 AIG is a US based multinational insurance company, and they are the main source for DBA insurance. To obtain more information regarding AIG’s insurance plans please go to