How It Works


OMX is a collaborative platform for accessing procurement opportunities and analyzing the economic impact of organizations in the domestic and international defence, aerospace, oil & gas, mining and construction industries, and in other complex global supply chains.

OMX How it Works


Getting started as an OEM

To get started, create an account on OMX. Once approved, search for your company in the OMX marketplace. If your company isn't currently being administered, you can apply to claim it. If your company is currently being administered, you can apply to join it as a co-administrator. Once approved, search for suppliers and bookmark them for future reference.

As a prime in the OMX Marketplace, you can also initiate projects, proposals and transactions with offset recipients. OMX's secure internal messaging will enable you to confidentially communicate with suppliers while retaining a papertrail to support causality and incrementality requirements.

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Getting started as a supplier

To get started, create an account on OMX. Once approved, search for your company in the OMX marketplace. If your company isn't currently being administered, you can apply to claim it. If your company is currently being administered, you can apply to join it as a co-administrator.

Once approved, update your company profile with as much information as possible, particularly information on your various offices, production facilities and other locations; regionality is a critical search criteria for primes seeking suppliers.

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What's an offset?

A defence offset is an agreement between a prime contractor (the awardee of a government contract) and a government, and results in transactions (commensurate contracts) with recipient suppliers. Transactions can take several forms, from direct transactions (work directly related to the product or service that the government is procuring) to indirect transactions (work or investments which are not related to the government procurement but which nonetheless meet eligibility guidelines), and can involve third parties such as academic institutions which can participate in research and development initiatives that benefit the economy of the procuring government.

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