|Recetly, quite a few military procurement of ROC suffered setback due to inadequate Goverment Procurement Law. The law puts a very restricted rule on opening a bidding for all major government procurement/construction project, and allow only lowest bid to win. It also regulates how officers/bureaucrats can do to enact spec for the desinated projects. The law is design to curb thousnad-year old tradition of corruption by stripping as much personal decision to very strict and inflexible rules. It works to some degree to curb corruption, and it has no major problem with civilian part of the government. However, it did put serious problem to military procurement, because the nature of arms procurement requires VERY distinct specs from very few bidders. There are alwasy unqualified companies tries to join the process, and threatens to sue MOD for violating the law. There are also a lot problems with LY (congress)members, and they often are the problems themselves. It is not to say that MOD officers can't be corrupt. Most of them aren't, at least have some limit, and most corruption are internal rather than external, which means that it is usually management or leadership problems rather than procurement problem. However, the law is really an obstacle to military procurement. A lot of US commerce people knew this problem, and the issue is constantly put on the table when they notice that it impedes government efficiency. They will always find some way do deal with the business in the end, but it usually takes too long, which is not good for ROC military.