Industrial Co-operation Contract (ICC)
If an acquisition is covered by a requirement for industrial co-operation, the foreign supplier must sign an Industrial Co-operation Contract (ICC) with the Danish Business Authority.
If an acquisition of defence material or services is covered by a requirement for industrial co-operation, the foreign supplier must sign an Industrial Co-operation Contract (ICC) with the Danish Business Authority. The ICC must be signed before the foreign supplier can sign a contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO).
For ICCs under the 2014 administrative guidelines:
For ICCs under the 2021 administrative guidelines:
The tender material from DALO will notify the foreign supplier to contact the Danish Business Authority in order to enter an ICC. Further, the tender material will state which guidelines the requirement is based on.
All foreign suppliers that bid on a tender that entails a requirement for industrial co-operation must contact the Danish Business Authority to sign a conditional ICC. The conditional ICC comes into effect when the foreign supplier signs a procurement contract with the Danish Armed Forces.
For those suppliers not selected by the Danish Armed Forces, the conditional ICCs will become null and void once the Danish Armed Forces sign a contract with the selected supplier.
Are foreign sub-suppliers covered by a requirement for industrial co-operation?
A foreign sub-supplier to a Danish prime contractor will be required to enter an ICC if:
- The foreign sub-supplier supplies defence material or services for more than 50M DKK in relation to the specific acquisition; and
- The sub-supply is part of an acquisition that is covered by a requirement for industrial co-operation.
The Danish prime contractor has to inform the Danish Business Authority
If a Danish prime uses a foreign sub-supplier of defence material for minimum DKK 50 million in an acquisition that contains an obligation for industrial co-operation, the Danish prime must enter a “duty of disclosure agreement” with the Danish Business Authority before signing the contract with DALO.
The Danish Business Authority will sign an ICC directly with the foreign sub-supplier.
Progress report to the Danish Parliament
Each year, the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs submits a progress report on industrial co-operation to the Danish Parliament. These reports contain information about the foreign suppliers’ fulfilment of their industrial co-operation obligations. The report is in Danish.