a voluntary Code of Conduct which recommends basic offset agreement
award criteria, and not having offset valuation exceed the value of the
offset practices because it has no enforcement mechanism.
defense vendor and purchasing government, and offset provisions may be
an FMS offset occurs in a separate agreement between the defense vendor
179) However, to recover its offset costs, the defense
whether a vendor's offset costs are reasonable and allocable.
This review of offset costs, while not perfect, provides some deterrent
defense offset corruption: bribery of a foreign official, (190)
Offset corruption risks exist at several points in a transaction.
an award criterion, generate an unnecessary offset requirement, or
However, it is important to distinguish between an offset serving as a
awarded an offset contract to a company that later, allegedly, issued
248) However, the offset itself was not a bribe; instead, it
an offset must be an award criterion, and government officials must