European Defence Agency

AUSTRIA

Brussels - 23 April 2014

OFFSET POLICY

Legal basis or government regulations and guidelines

Minister Council Decision, Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports

Objectives of offset policy

all measures in accordance with Art. 346 TFEU; Directive 2009/81/EC; Guidance Note on Offsets

high local content of the purchased military product, technology transfer, education and qualification measures, direct investment, sustainable and long-term business relations, gaining access to new markets and supply chains

Threshold value in EURO

726.728,-

The role of offset in the procurement procedure (selection/award criteria) along with short explanation

Offset is no award criterion in the procurement procedure.

Offset agreement (along with short explanation on how offset agreements are concluded)

After the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports has decided upon the best bidder of the procurement the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth concludes an offset agreement with this company.

Responsible government authorities and their respective areas of responsibility

Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth

OFFSET REQUIREMENTS

Offset requirement criteria (percentage, threshold, SMEs, etc)

Max. 100 % offset, minimum value of contract € 726.728,-

Transactions qualifying as offset (accepted offset activities)

see above: "Objectives of offset policy"

Sectors (defence, other)

defence

MODALITIES / IMPLEMENTATION

Fulfilment period

5 to 15 years

Confidentiality clauses

Yes

Multipliers

for technology transfer, education and qualification measures, investment

Monitoring

Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth

Abatements / Swaps

No

Penalties

5 - 10 % of the non-fulfilled part

Guaranties

No

Selection of the offset receivers

No

ADDITIONAL INFO

Contact info

Mr. Friedrich Machinek (friedrich.machinek@bmwfj.gv.at)

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