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Hellenic Republic Ministry of National Defence

Financial Department

1) The Financial Department is responsible for compiling and monitoring the implementation of the MoD budget, for compiling and implementing the budget for the General Directorate of Financial Planning and Support (GDFPS)

and the MoD bodies supported by the Directorate General, for designing, scheduling and making payments for procurements, including the Single Medium Term Development and Modernization Program (EMPAE), using new funding schemes, handling MoD logistics and support issues, remuneration and allowances of staff, legal entities supervised by the MoD, real estate, gifts and specialty accounts.

2) The Department houses the following units:

a) the Budget Department, which houses the offices for the Budget of the General Directorate of Financial Planning and Support, of the Armed Forces Branches Budget – of Statistics and Public Investment Programs – and International and Community. This section studies, recommends and handles issues relating to:

aa) coordination for the implementation of the MoD budget, its adoption by the Council of Defence (SAM) and the Ministry of Finance, and monitoring its implementation, in cooperation with the Armed Forces General Staffs Branches.

b) the preparation and monitoring of the implementation of the GDFPS budget and the MoD bodies financially supported by the Directorate General.

c) estimating the costs for various activities and the statistical monitoring of financial data.

d) the preparation and monitoring of the budgetary implementation of the Public Investments programs of the MoD and other EC and international programs.

b) the Department of Payments Planning for Procurements, which houses the offices of Procurements Payments and of Development and Other Funding Schemes. This section studies, recommends and handles issues relating to:

aa) sharing, based on the operations priorities set by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the annual equipment appropriations in the Armed Forces Branches in order for the General Staffs to compile their respective programs based on the EMPAE.

b) compiling summaries of current EMPAE procurements, making them available to the General Directorate of National Defence Policy and International Relations in order for the Minister of Defence to present his suggestions to the Council of Defence and the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence.

c) designing planning and monitoring arms procurement programs payments.

d) reallocation of credits and payments of EMPAE defence programs at the stage of implementation.

ee) monitoring the implementation of supply contracts through Allied Authorities programs (Foreign Military Sales - FMS) and organizing meetings for their economic review (FMR - Financial Management Review).

ff) exploiting and utilizing, in cooperation with the competent bodies, of new financing schemes for arms procurements

g) The adoption by the Ministry of Finance of commitment decisions (pre-consents), where the armaments expenditure is incurred in the coming years, and the appropriations transfer in the relevant General Staffs.

c) the Department of Financial Welfare and Accounting which houses the offices of Expenditures and Control, of Personnel Salaries and Pensions, of Legal Entities - Real Estate, Special Accounts and Financial Welfare - Accounting. This section studies, recommends and handles issues relating to:

aa) The authorization and charging of all types of GDFPS expenses and checking in advance travel expenses.

b) The salaries, pensions, bonuses and allowances of MoD personnel abroad.

c) Financial matters of the legal entities supervised by the MoD.

d) The financial and accounting welfare and the compilation and promotion of relevant draft laws and regulations.

ee) the management and use of the MoD property and the donations by natural or legal entities.

ff) Monitoring the operation and progress of the MoD special accounts.

d) the Procurement Payment Service, which operates at a departmental level and is responsible for making payments during the procurement phase, monitoring the procurement process and the delivery of instruments, materials, services and projects and providing the required information to the Ministry of Finance and other competent bodies.

To fulfill its responsibilities, the Service consists of the following Administrations: Financial Management, Payments, and Value of Deliveries Recording.

e) the Department of Procurement-Tendering, which houses the offices of Tendering, of Tendering Evaluation and of Procurement Methodology and Standards Development. This section studies, recommends and handles issues relating to:

aa) The coordination of actions for tendering by the competent authorities, either the GDFPS in order to meet the operational needs, or the General Staffs to meet requirements funded by the NSRF 2007-2013.

b) The coordination of actions for the evaluation of tenders carried out by either GDFPS or by the General Staff under the requirements mentioned in the previous sub-aa section.

c) The development of methodologies and standards on procurement issues (procedures, procurement assessment and contracting).