Defense Procurement Contracts and compliance

Defence procurement is the process through which authorities in the field of defence acquire
the various goods, services or works they need in order to perform their duties. For example,
these authorities acquire stationery and IT equipment in order to perform administrative
duties; they purchase food for soldiers; they procure cleaning services for premises; they
acquire submarines, fighter jets, armoured vehicles, munitions, missiles and other defence
material for protecting national security and territorial integrity, or for fulfilling other
international commitments, for example, participation in peacekeeping operations abroad;

they also procure the relevant maintenance services in order to keep defence material ready
for action in a continuous and seamless manner.
Although there is no authoritative definition of the notion of defence procurement, it could
arguably be defined in a wide and in a narrow way.
Defence procurement in the wider sense covers any procurement carried out by contracting
authorities in the field of defence. Here, the notion of defence procurement covers all the
examples referred to above: procurement of stationery, IT equipment, aircraft, submarines,
etc.

Particular Characteristics of Defence Procurement

By its very nature, defence procurement has some distinguishing features.
Firstly, it differs from general public procurement in qualitative terms by the fact that it deals
with national security and defence.
Secondly, more often than not, defence equipment tends to assemble technologically
complex, separate elements.
As a result of this combination of strategic and security imperatives and the complexity of the
subject matter, many countries around the world have introduced differentiated procurement