Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA)


NCI Agency BOA Program is a procurement method used for Commercial off-the-shelf goods (COTS). It is aimed at fostering an environment which encourages the participation of qualified companies.


A BOA is a two-step contracting procedure. First, NCI Agency and the company establish a framework contract, specifying all basic contract provisions and signing a Preferred-customer declaration. Potential suppliers indicate a range of goods and services against which retail quantities can be ordered. A prerequisite to signing a BOA is that the National authorities issue a Declaration of Eligibility for the company.

Step 2 takes place when there is an actual BOA competition. At this point the Contracting Officer matches vendors' offered categories to the requirements, and requests for quote (RFQs) are sent out to qualifying vendors.

The aim of this procurement procedure is to provide an accelerated and cost-effective acquisition method for COTS products and services, respecting the principle of non-discrimination.

Please note that the BOA program is open only to companies registered in a NATO member state. For more information refer to BOA Q&A.

You can read more about BOAs at the Procurement Methods page.

If you are interested in signing a BOA, please fill out the BOA Application Pack, and email it to