If you wish to do business with the American Department of Defence, it could be beneficial for you to join the Defence Priorities and Allocation systems (NL-DPAS). This can improve your eligibility for large contracts. The NIDV, Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate have worked very hard on this and want to help our members join this program as best we can.
What is the NL-DPAS?
Dutch companies who commit to the NL-DPAS by signing a code of conduct thereby declare that, when asked, they will urgently provide products and services to the American Department of Defence. The American companies that made a commitment to the US-DPAS related to the defence industry will, in turn, provide products and services for the Dutch Ministry of Defence with the same expediency. Through this mutual agreement the security of supply is increased for the defence organisations of both nations.
Joining the NL-DPAS
The registration form was originally emailed to all NIDV members and can be found here.
A registration will go through two levels of vetting, first by the Dutch Commissariat for Military Production (CMP) and then by the Pentagon once the registered party has passed the first level of vetting. Accepted companies will be represented on the Pentagon’s website.
The code of conduct mentions the terms under which a company can commit itself to the NL-DPAS and which rights and duties come with this commitment. Participation grants company a ‘hallmark of security of supply’ and provides the Dutch companies with a preferential position when they compete for defence contracts.