Decision-making process

Based on a recommendation from the Ministry of Defence, the Danish Business Authority decides which acquisitions of defence equipment should be covered by an obligation to enter into industrial co-operation.

Only some acquisitions of defence equipment are covered by an industrial co-operation obligation. Based on a recommendation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Danish Business Authority (DBA) decides if a procurement of defence equipment is to be covered by an industrial co-operation obligation.

The Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) is responsible for the planning of defence acquisitions, and its website provides an overview of acquisitions planned:

DALO's site on procurements and Danish website for bids and tendering - Udbudsportalen (in danish).

Only some acquisitions are covered by an industrial co-operation obligation.

Every single decision to oblige foreign suppliers to enter into industrial co-operation is made on the basis of a specific, individual assessment:

The Ministry of Defence assesses whether industrial co-operation is necessary for the protection of Denmark’s essential security interests, and the Danish Business Authority provides data on the current situation for the Danish defence industry related to the acquisition. The Danish Business Authority also assesses whether there is a risk of distorting the competition on civil markets.

On this basis, the Danish Business Authority decides whether to impose an obligation for industrial co-operation on foreign suppliers.

The assessments are based on the  Guidelines for Industrial Co-operation (pdf), National Defence Industrial Strategy (pdf) and the Agreement on the administration of industrial co-operation.

Process for deciding whether industrial co-operation is required