This section is for companies that want to do business, or are already doing business, with the Defence organisation.
The Defence organisation is one of the largest investors within the Dutch government authorities. Every year, it purchases approximately EUR 1 billion's worth of new materiel. In addition, the Defence organisation spends approximately EUR 200 million on infrastructure. The total Defence budget is around EUR 7 billion a year.
You do not have to be a supplier of solely military goods in order to be able to do business with the Defence organisation. The Defence organisation also purchases a wide range of civilian products. That includes services as well as equipment. Anyone doing business with the Defence organisation needs to know how the organisation awards contracts.
The awarding of contracts by the Defence organisation is subject to a number of conditions. For contracts that are not particularly complex, and have a limited scope, general conditions apply, also referred to as standard purchasing conditions. Depending on the nature of the contract, there are different sets of general conditions. The following is a list of the most important sets of general conditions currently applied by the Defence organisation.
- Uniform Administrative Conditions for the Execution of Works (UAV 1989) These conditions are applied to construction work.
- General Government Terms and Conditions of Purchase (ARIV 2008) These conditions are applied to the purchase of moveable properties. They apply to all government authorities.
- General Government Terms and Conditions for Public Service Contracts (ARVODI 2008) These conditions are applied to service contracts such as organisational advice services. These conditions also apply to all government authorities.
- General Conditions for the Performance of Work for the Ministry of Defence (AVWD 1995) These conditions apply to the performance of work on moveable properties belonging to the Defence organisation, such as treatment, overhaul, modification, installation, maintenance, repair, calibration and configuration. If the work is carried out on Defence premises, additional conditions may apply, referred to as AVWD-D.
- General Conditions for the Hiring of Personnel (AVIP 1999) These conditions apply to the hiring of (temporary) personnel. An important difference compared with the AVWD is that the AVIP does not involve the performance of work on moveable properties.
In the event of a complex and large-scale contract, general conditions will usually not suffice. For these assignments, the conditions are set out in a specific contract, tailored to the complexity and scope of the order.
- ARIV 2011
- General government purchasing conditions 2011
- ARVODI 2011
- General Government Terms and Conditions for Public Service Contracts 2008
- AVWD-D 1999
- Supplementary conditions for contracting of work at locations under management of the Ministry of Defence
- AVIP 1999
- General conditions for hiring personnel