Foreign defense contractors selling products and services to the U.S. military must understand the rules that govern this business sector. It must incorporate the U.S. State Department's ITAR brokering and import regulations and procedures into its business model. If the client is a "first-time" seller, it pays to be knowledgeable about the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program for international companies wanting to do business with the DoD.
FCT supports U.S. international armaments cooperation through the multi-billion dollar Test and Evaluation of mature foreign technology. FCT funding pays for the lease or purchase of foreign test articles and associated evaluation costs, and in many instances testing can be performed in the coutrny where client resides.
Avonis assists clients with ITAR regulations, the DoD FCT process, and has contacts at the very highest levels to successfully position its clients by developing a crafted Requirements and Acquisitions Strategy targeting specific DoD Labs and Program Managers for support. Clients are carefully guided through DoD's funding, selection, evaluation, and fielding process during FCT process.
Entities physically located outside of the U.S. and wishing to propose on DoD contracts must first request a NCAGE code, followed by a DUNS number and registration in the System for Award Management (SAM). We can help register clients in SAM. Once registered in SAM, clients can bid on DoD contracts both inside and outside the U.S. Avonis can provide road-maps to the DoD Contracting organization with points of contact domestically and internationally.
Avonis is approved for Military Critical Data by the Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. State Dept. approved for DDTC.