What level of competition are offset contracts subject to?
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Single source offset contracts are rarely (if ever) justified.
There is little open competition in offset contracts, with most contracts being single-sourced.
Offset contracts are generally conducted as open competition, but circumstances are not always clearly defined. Single source contracts are often conducted without clear justification.
Offset contracts are conducted as open competition, except in clearly defined circumstances. However, single source contracts are sometimes conducted without clear justification.
Offset contracts are conducted as open competition, except in clearly defined circumstances. All single source contracts are justified and subject to external scrutiny (such as parliament or the external audit office), who have the power to reject the purchase.
As the country does not have a mechanism of public deliberation, it is hard to justify offset contracts.  Additionally, offset contracts are granted to a single source and there is no competition. [2,3]
(1)Interview, Researcher, NA, May 5-7, 2019.
(2)Interview, Admin Officer, Qatari armed forces, Doha, May 13-14, 2019.
(3)Interview, Financial Officer, Qatari MoD, Doha, May 15-16, 2019.
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