Defence Acquisition Directorate

Functions

 

  • Supports the Minister of Defence in shaping and carrying out the policy in the area of Defence Acquisition related to the acquisition, operation, modernization and retirement of defence products;
  • Organizes the acquisition of goods and provision of services related to the establishment and maintenance of defence capabilities by:
  • a) organizing the award of public procurement with assignor the Minister of Defence or another authorized by him official for acquisition of products and supply of services under the implementation of the Unified Financial Plan on logistics and material supply;
  • b) coordination and control of the implementation of contracts ensuing from executed by the Directorate public procurement as well as coordination of acquisition of products and services through NATO and EU Agencies and other international organizations;
  • Coordinates and controls the implementation of activities related to signed offset agreements to the interest of the Ministry of Defence and the Bulgarian Armed Forces;
  • Undertakes market research for possible contractors for supply of products and services;
  • Analyzes the risk in the awarding and implementation of contracts for the supply of products and services resulting from the executed by the Directorate public procurement;
  • Manages and maintains a National Codification System in compliance with NATO Codification System for the implementation of codification procedures related to defence products;
  • Organizes, coordinates and supports the fulfillment of activities for the implementation of the US Security Assistance Programme;
  • Performs customs clearance procedures related to concluded by the Ministry of Defence contracts for the supply of defence related products and services;
  • Assists the activities of the National Armaments Director appointed by order of the Minister of Defence;
  • Supports the Minister of Defence in shaping and implementing policies in the area of international military and technical cooperation, industrial cooperation and the development of the defence technological and industrial base;
  • Organizes the development and update of the internal institutional arrangements applicable to defence acquisition; participates in the elaboration or proposes positions on draft normative acts related to defence acquisition;
  • Organizes and ensures in administrative and technical respect the work of the Armaments Council pursuant to Article 33, paragraph 7 of the Law on Defence and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria;
  • Organizes and coordinates the development and maintenance of the held by the Directorate public tenders database and register of the concluded awards following the executed by the Directorate public procurement;
  • Plans, coordinates and manages activities in the area of technological research and development and their funding;
  • Organizes the execution of the powers and functions of the Minister of Defence in his capacity of a representative of the state as an owner of shares and interests in trade companies with state participation;
  • Analyzes the financial and economic status of trade companies with state participation in the capital and develops proposals to the Minister of Defence on the execution of his powers in such companies;
  • Organizes the development and update and analyzes the implementation of financial rescue business plans and programmes by trade companies where the Minister exercises the right of the State, and supervises the achievement of the business plans and programmes economic performance;
  • Keeps the register under Article 35 of the Rules of the procedure for exercising the rights of the State in companies with State participation in the capital and the dataset of the Ministry of Defence on updates related to the managing bodies, winding-up and control, financial performance and capital of trade companies with state participation in the capital;
  • Supports the Minister of Defence in the conclusion of “in-house” contracts under the Public Procurement Act;
  • Organizes, coordinates and performs activities on the additional provision of products and services for the needs of the Bulgarian Armed Forces out of the territory of the country when necessary after their deployment;
  • Supports the Minister of Defence in the execution of the overall authority and supervision of the activities of “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov” Defence Institute.