Single Sourcing: A multi-country analysis of non-competitive defence procurement
Transparency International UK, Defence and Security Programme (Tl-DSP)
International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program, Naval Postgraduate School
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Full and open competition is one tool for governments to help ensure best value for money. Yet previous studies highlight that the defence sector is poor in this respect. This report explores trends in the award of non-competitive or single-source contracts in defence.
Transparency International UK's Defence and Security Programme (Tl-DSP) partnered with the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School to explore trends in the award of non-competitive or single-source contracts. Data from 45 countries around the world and from the European Defence Agency was requested, and a detailed examaination of both qualitative and quantitative defence procurement data from those countries that responded are included in this report.
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