21st Defence Acquisition Management Course (DAMC)

Event date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 to Friday, March 8, 2019
Event Venue: 
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


The aerospace and defence sector has been designated as one of the 25 key sectors under the Make in India initiative of Government of India, which is aimed at increasing the contribution of manufacturing to 25% of GDP. The Ministry of Defence has taken several policy and procedure reforms during the last four years to galvanise indigenous defence production in the sector.

To enable greater participation of Indian Industry in defence manufacturing and to familiarize on several aspects of the procurement process of Defence sector, the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) in collaboration with Confederation of Indian the Industry (CII) is organizing the 21st Defence Acquisition Management Course (DAMC) on 7-8th March 2019, Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. 

This course is designed to meet the needs of the Industry to understand the changes in procurement and acquisition-related processes and procedures of the Defence establishments. Over 800 participants have benefitted from DAMC since 2003, as have their businesses.

In addition to the understanding of the defence procurement structures, the course will also cover access to technologies developed by DRDO, Outsourcing/ Vendor Development Guidelines for DPSUs and OFB, access to Test facilities of DRDO / DPSUs / DGQA / Army and also discussion on how to respond RFIs, RFPs and submitting Bids and Outsourcing/ Vendor Development Guidelines for DPSUs and OFB.

This course will provide the participants with an appreciation of the size and nature of opportunities for the private industry as well as underlying processes to plug into the defence sector.

The course will be conducted by Rear Admiral Pritam Lal (Retd), who is a domain expert. Invited faculty shall include senior officials from DDP (DOMW, DIP)/MoD, DGFT, DPSUs, and OFB.