The common procurement procedures for materiel acquisition in the armed forces
(1-4) Major procurements are normally initiated on the basis
of basic military requirements, which encompass the total sum
of the operational, technical, environmental and/or other demands on the
performance of the equipment. These requirements will form the basis of the
Materiel Commands' market survey and invitation for bids, field trials requests,
product improvement programs etc.
(5-6) The submitted bids are
evaulated, and a recommendation is forwarded to Defence Command
Denmark, containing information such as:
- A description of the products
for which bids have been received
- Payment conditions
- Necessary building modifications
future operational costs
- Involvement of Danish companies
Recommendation of supplier
If the procurement is financed by the
operational and maintenance budget, the decision will be made by Defence Command
Denmark, and the contracting authority will sign the contract with the selected
(7) An application for the necessary
financing of a major procurement is forwarded by Defence Command Denmark, with
its recommendation, to the Ministry of Defence, MOD.
(8) The application
is further prepared by the MOD, and is presented to and
negotiated with the Defence Materiel Committee and The National
Agency for Enterprise and Housing.
The Defence Materiel Committee, which
is an advisory body, is composed of representatives from the Ministry of
Defence, Defence Command Denmark, the National Agency for Enterprise and
Housing, the Confederation of Danish Industries/Danish Defence & Security
Industries Association, FAD and labor unions. The Defence Materiel Committee
advises the MOD on matters relating to Danish industry's
capabilities within the presented projects, and the Committee is also informed
by Defence Command Denmark of future requirements and procurements.
National Agency for Enterprise and Housing negotiates the Industrial Cooperation
(9) The Ministry of Finance gives financial
approval if the procurement is within the national defence
(10) The Minister of Defence recommends the
procurement to the Danish Parliament's Finance Committee, whose approval is
prerequisite for funding allocation.
(11) Defence Command Denmark is
informed about the decision and the funds are allocated.
(12-16) When funds are allocated, the Materiel Command in question is
responsible for carrying out the actual procurement.