The SSK competitions haven't been nearly as competitive as the Frigates with Germany the only real western competitor to France for the last 40 years or so. That is changing with ROK, Spain and Sweden now pushing their Subs. It has never been as competitive, right across the board for all Naval vessels as it is right now, there are now 9-10 Western Frigate and 5-6 Submarine designers who have or are currently building vessels. Everything from 60m Corvettes to 170m Destroyers, there are multiple choices.Actually they did enter bid for Indonesian program. However they come with FTI, while Italian that come with their FREMM version. Rumours from those inside Indonesian defense sales circles, NG quite piss off with Fincantieri cause their cut Frenchie FTI/Belharra with FREMM.
However this is mostly I suspect because NG got wrong perception on what Indonesian MinDef looking for. Perhaps they are thinking more on countering previous Damen SIGMA proposal, and not seeing as Indonesia already shown interest with larger Odense now Babcock design for sometime. While Fincantieri see that, which is why they come out with FREMM offer. Even if Indonesia now rumours going to change the order from FREMM to PPA, still it is in similar dimensions size.
As for the flexibility on offer, this is something that also perplexed me. NG shown big effort to customize their design for India, Brazil and now Indonesian Scorpene offer. More flexibility then what I heard the German wiling to go. However not from what I heard on Frigate.