With regard to service type agreements involving tasks, there are of course a number of variables to consider. The total price is only one factor. Prices, skill, availability, assistance and maintenance, as well as travel requests may be a factor. A BOA is a two-pronged contractual procedure. First, the NIC Agency and the company enter into a framework agreement that defines all the fundamental provisions of the treaty. This phase also includes the signing of a preferential customer declaration. Potential suppliers also indicate a number of goods and services against which retail volumes can be ordered. Before signing a BOA, national authorities must provide a declaration of authorization to the company. Stage 1 is the agreement with all the clauses and base price of the contract or a definitive method of setting prices. Individual orders for retail quantities can then be abandoned against this agreement by local offices for local delivery. As a general rule, national security authorities require proof of transactions with NATO in order to grant security clearance to companies. Having a BOA is not sufficient evidence for these purposes.
If your company won a BOA competition, it would be a “deal with NATO.” However, the rates used under the BOA set an underlying and provide information that allows potential buyers to rent and, if necessary, designate individual skill levels. For example, if a buyer needs 10 days of engineering assistance, they can easily identify potential sources, prices and ordering opportunities. While price is important and a critical element of the BOA, it is not necessarily the only criterion to be used. Level 2 is when a DE BOA contest takes place. We filter the creditors to adapt the requirements to the proposed categories, and then send a supply request (QRF) to lenders that provide the necessary products/services. Yes, from different sources, including delegations, NATO military commandos, NATO agencies, etc., depending on the project and/or budget. The NCI agency also manages a “Business Opportunities” section on the website and a Twitter account (@NCIAAcquisition) for this purpose.