International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
ICB is the standard competition method used within the Agency under formal bidding for acquiring goods and services. The NCI Agency ICBs are issued under sealed bidding procedures known as Invitations for Bid (IFB).
How are they advertised?
Competitions following this procedure are formally announced though a Notification of Intent (NOI) and posted on the Agency's business opportunities page. The NOI contains a synopsis of the upcoming competition and provides a timeline for the Agency to receive the Declaration of Eligibility from the NATO Delegations.
Who is eligible?
Companies interested in participating in an NCI Agency ICB must be from a participating NATO Nation funding the requirement. ICBs that are common funded by all NATO nations are open to industry from all NATO nations.
To be included in the Bidders List and receive a copy of the IFB, interested and eligible industry must contact their national authorities or national delegation to NATO referencing the IFB number as posted on the NOI and request inclusion in the Bidders List for the upcoming IFB. The NATO delegation will nominate for inclusion the firm through a Declaration of Eligibility in accordance with the deadlines and instructions provided within the NOI advertising the upcoming competition.