31 October 2023
The MOD’s Doing Business with Defence team facilitates the entry of new innovative and non traditional businesses into the defence supply chain. The team provide advice and guidance to companies on how to become a defence supplier and access MOD tender and contract opportunities through a variety of channels:
– Helpdesk facility
-Attendance at trade exhibitions across the UK where they will deliver presentations on request
-Publication of various sources of useful information via the supplier portal hosted on Defence Contracts Online and their Twitter account @defenceproc
Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) equips and supports the UK’s Armed Forces for current and future operations. Employing approximately 18,000 people with a budget of some £14 billion, DE&S has headquarters in Bristol with other sites across the UK and overseas.
DE&S acquires and supports equipment and services including ships, aircraft, vehicles and weapons, information systems and satellite communications. As well as continuing to supply general requirements, food, clothing, medical and temporary accommodation, DE&S is also responsible for HM Naval Bases, the joint support chain and British Forces Post Office.
DE&S works closely with industry through partnering agreements and Private Finance Initiatives to seek and deliver effective solutions for defence.
Dstl’s purpose is to maximise the impact of science and technology on UK defence and security – across government. We work with the best people with the best ideas around the world – from very small companies to world-class universities, huge defence companies … even other nations.
Together we develop battle-winning technologies, based on deep and widespread research, supporting UK military operations now and in the future. We also work in niche areas which are sensitive, operationally critical or international in nature and must therefore be done within government.
Dstl starts from the presumption that work should be conducted by external suppliers (industry, universities and other research organisations) unless there is a clear reason for it to be done or led by Dstl. At present around 60 per cent of the approximately £400 million MOD non-nuclear defence research programme, managed through Dstl, goes to suppliers to deliver.
Dstl works mainly for the Ministry of Defence, but because of its expertise and facilities, particularly in the wider area of UK defence and security, Dstl works across government for more than 40 departments and agencies.
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity. Our vision is for the UK to maintain its strategic advantage over its adversaries through the most innovative defence and security capabilities in the world. DASA is a cross-Government organisation, launched in December 2016 by the Secretary of State for Defence.
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) plays a vital role in supporting our Armed Forces by building, maintaining and servicing the infrastructure that the men and women who serve our country need to live, work, train and deploy on operations.
DIO is responsible for managing £3.25 billion annual investment into the defence estate in the UK and overseas, and manages an estate valued at circa £35 billion. It does this through a range of term, framework, PFI and other supply contracts that make DIO one of the largest contracting organisations in Government.
The Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) is a joint MOD/industry initiative initiated in 2012 and established in 2013 and tasked with improving the protection of the defence sector from the cyber threat.
The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide a lethal Joint Force to defend the security of our country and sustain American influence abroad.
Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.
We drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.
SBRI brings together government challenges and ideas from business to create innovative solutions.
CCS is the UK’s biggest public procurement organisation. We work closely with the MoD to save time and money buying business goods and services so they can focus on front-line services. Our solutions are free of charge, and help achieve maximum value by leveraging commercial expertise and national buying power.
The Air Commercial Team of highly trained and qualified procurement and sales specialists provides expert commercial advice and guidance to Air Command. The team is responsible for developing and implementing commercial solutions for service related requirements and provides a specialist procurement and contract management service to the Royal Air Force.
The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper.
In times of conflict or peace, the Royal Navy is key to the prosperity of Britain and the stability of the high seas.
The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence. The vision and primary purpose of the SDA is to lead a high-performing, industrial enterprise to deliver the United Kingdom’s submarine capability safely and securely, and more effectively and cost-efficiently every year.
ADS is the Premier Trade Organisation for all companies operating in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors. Farnborough International Limited (FIL) which runs the Farnborough International Airshow, is a wholly owned subsidiary.
The industries represented by ADS are vital to the UK economy and are major drivers of growth and prosperity. The sector activities within ADS are designed to respond to the priority needs indicated by Members. It is also important to bring the sectors into focus for senior policy makers. The following priority objectives are designed to give focus to the work ADS undertakes:
- Improve the image and profile of our industries
- Influence the policy debates of most importance to our industries
- Support UK manufacturing and our industries’ supply chains
- Encourage investment in technology and innovation
- Support business development opportunities nationally and in priority international markets
- Increase Members value
Cranfield is one of the world’s largest providers of postgraduate education in defence technology and management.
A trusted and influential partner to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for over 30 years.
- Premier learning
- Transformational research
- Impact and Influence
Based at the Defence Academy of the UK at Shrivenham, Cranfield University is the academic provider to the UK MOD for all postgraduate education and training in Engineering, Science, Acquisition, Management and Leadership.
Service Graphics are the UK’s leading brand for the production of large-format graphics and display solutions. We create visual experiences that connect people with brands. Our teams specialise in Exhibitions, Events, Museums, Luxury Brands, Retail, Sports and Property delivering stand-out graphics that engage audiences, visitors and customers alike
MOD Defence Contracts Online/Bulletin is the only official source of UK MOD contract opportunities, giving you completely FREE access to all UK MOD contracts and awards over £10,000 in one place. Register FREE today with www.contracts.mod.uk and create your unique supplier profile to receive daily email alerts containing the latest UK MOD opportunities relevant to your business.
Defence Contracts International (DCI) is the world’s leading global defence procurement intelligence solution, providing comprehensive contract information and precision market intelligence that allows businesses to unleash their growth potential across defence, emergency services, humanitarian aid and related sectors.
DCI does more than help you find contracts – we help you win them too, supporting your business at every stage of the tender process.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect them.
Gaining Cyber Essentials certification enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.