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, No 12, Monday 22nd June, 2015

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MAIN HEADLINES FROM THIS ISSUE:

  • Huge relief as DoD waves indirect offset ‘cost analysis’ on FMS contracts

    The U.S. Department of Defence has introduced an interim rule, effective immediately, that will ease the bureaucracy required for foreign military sales (FMS). The new rule no longer requires contracting officers to analyse indirect offset cost agreements between a U.S. defence contractor and an international FMS customer. One U.S. defence contractor described the change as “a blessing.”

  • Oman regulation confirms input/output approach and launches milestones

    Oman has finally published its new Partnership for Development (PFD) regulations, the sultanate’s equivalent of an offset program. Although termed ‘regulations’, the PFD has structured a model designed to offer flexibility based upon a collaborative approach and…..

  • India is still seeking views for policy changes

    Although India is due to publish its Defence Procurement Procedure policy document, DPP 2015 on June 30th, a Committee of Experts convened a meeting this month and listened in silence to recommendations.
    A delegate described the session as “technical” and “boring” with the usual points hung out to dry.

  • Airbus Group consolidates Indian operations as it pledges support for ‘Make in India’

    The Airbus Group has brought all of its Indian operations under one entity, Airbus Group India Private Ltd., in a move which the company said would allow it to greatly support the ‘Make in India’ initiative. India is the first international market where local operations are being brought under a single company as part of the Group’s ‘one roof’ policy, the company said.

  • Australia launches bid to join GPA – offset policy may be at risk

    Australia has formally launched its bid to join the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). The country said it planned to submit an initial market access offer for GPA accession within the coming months, which will trigger the negotiations on its entry terms.

AND LOT'S MORE...

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