After the culmination of the compact process, MCC hands over implementation authority to the countrys own Millennium Challenge Account (MCA). This is an entity created by the compact country to administer MCC funds and implement the approved programs. The local MCA solicits, awards, and administers procurements for goods and services based on the programs designated in the signed compact. Payments to MCA-contracted vendors to deliver these goods or services are made through a common payment system for each compact country into which MCC directly disburses funds. The MCA submits periodic procurement plans and at least semi-annual updates to MCC for approval.