Romania - NATO

The NATO Security Investment Programme

The NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) is the long term investment programme supported by funding from all NATO Nations and is therefore referred to as a Common Funded programme. Based on the requirements identified by the NATO Defence Planning Process (NDPP), NSIP delivers the common funded NATO capabilities required to fulfil the Alliance’s Level of Ambition. The aims of the NSIP are to enhance peace, security and stability, through reinforcement and maintenance of a solid transatlantic link which is reflective of NATO solidarity and the continuation the successful practice of sharing the roles, risks, responsibilities, costs and benefits that bind the Alliance together.

In making the commitment to commonly fund investments for the Alliance, the Allies have agreed a number of essential principles that must be applied before any expenditure can be authorised. The most important principle is that of "Over and Above" which refers to the provision of a capability required by the Alliance that is "over" what is currently available within the Nations’ inventories and "above" what would be considered reasonable for any single Ally to deliver. Moreover, the range of facilities eligible for common funding has generally been limited to NATO Command Structure Static Facilities, Permanent installations, Deployable Assets, Communication and Information Systems and Crisis Response facilities. The Nations have also agreed that only Minimum Military Requirement (MMR) to fulfil any particular capability is eligible for common funding. MMR is therefore defined as "the most austere facility required to fulfilling a NATO military need identified by the NATO military authorities".

The essential elements of the NSIP are referred to as Capability Packages which consist of a number of projects. In addition to the long term programme of Capability Packages and Projects, NSIP consists of Stand Alone Projects and the Minor Works Programme, and also supports current operations through the Crisis Response Operations Urgent Requirements system. In all cases where a capability requires NATO common funding investment, there are procedural steps to follow to develop the capability. In the case of a Capability Package, these are: Initiation, where a requirement is identified through the NDPP; Definition, where the requirement is clearly defined and a consolidate resource proposal to fulfil that requirement is identified; Approval, after screening of the proposal by the Military Committee to confirm the military requirement and the priority and by the Resource Policy and Planning Board to confirm eligibility and affordability, the Capability Package is presented for approval by the North Atlantic Council; Implementation, by a designated Host Nation who work closely with the NATO Office of Resources to define how and when the capability will be delivered and agree a Capability Package Implementation Plan; Operation of the capability through its life cycle by the Operational Commander; Disposal of the capability and deletion from the NATO inventory when the facility or capability is no longer required.

In the NSIP framework, Romania supports the implementation of all NSIP projects which are meant to provide key capabilities necessary to fulfill the Alliance level of ambition, including those in support of the Readiness Action Plan. Likewise, Romania is committed to implement in a timely manner those projects for which she acts as Host Nation. Nevertheless, Romania supports a transparent participation of all eligible enterprises in competitive biddings conducted in order to implement common funded projects. Business opportunities to participate in competitive biddings conducted in NATO can be found below:

 

 

Latest update: April 2017

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