October 6, 2022

SIDM organises Master Class on Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

New Delhi, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken several policy and procedure reforms to enable all industry stakeholders – Indian public and private industry as well as foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) – to participate in its forthcoming projects. The MoD has taken steps not only to galvanise indigenous defence production but also give impetus to defence exports.

To familiarise the industry stakeholders on several aspects of the Defence Acquisition Procedure – 2020 (DAP – 2020),  brought into effect from October 1, 2020 by the Defence Ministry, the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising a Master Class from August 4-6.

The contents of Master Class are designed to meet the needs of the Industry to understand the acquisition organisation of Ministry of Defence and the Services, main features of DAP 2020 and details of acquisition processes stipulated therein.

The Master Class will be conducted in three sessions on August 4,5 and 6. The following are the schedule and time of the sessions spread over three days:

Session I – 04 August 2021, 4.00-6.30 PM

  • Acquisition Organisation of Ministry of Defence & Services
  • Categories of Acquisition and Decision Flow
  • Indigenous Content – Definition, Method of Computation & contractual requirements

Session II – 05 August 2021, 4.00-7.00 PM

  • Acquisition Procedure for “Buy” and “Buy and Make” Categories
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Salient Commercial Feature
  • Standard Contract Clauses and their implications

Session III – 06 August 2021, 4.00-7.00 PM

  • Acquisition procedure for “Make” and “Innovation” categories
  • Procedure for “Lease” category
  • Strategic Partnership Model – salient features

Each session will have a live Q&A session to enable an exchange of views and experiences.

The Master Class will be conducted by Rear Admiral Pritam Lal (Retd), a well-known domain expert, who has conducted the Defence Acquisition Management courses during the years from 2016 to 2019. He was extensively involved with the preparing industry recommendations for review of Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 (DPP 2016) and draft Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (DAP 2020) and presenting the same to the various sub-committees constituted by MoD.

The Aerospace and Defence sector has been designated as one of the key sectors under “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan” initiatives of Government of India, which are aimed at increasing the contribution of manufacturing from the current 16.2 per cent to 25 per cent of GDP, and achieving ‘self-reliance’  in this strategic sector.

To register for the event, one can follow the link: https://sidm.in/event

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