(a) The U.S. Government sells defense articles and services to foreign governments or international organizations through FMS agreements. The agreement is documented in a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) (see the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Security Assistance Management Manual (DSCA 5105.38-M)).
(b) Conduct FMS acquisitions under the same acquisition and contract management procedures used for other defense acquisitions.
(c) Follow the additional procedures at PGI 225.7301 (c) for preparation of solicitations and contracts that include FMS requirements.
(d) See 229.170 for policy on contracts financed under U.S. assistance programs that involve payment of foreign country value added taxes or customs duties.