designated book: The Ministry of Defence Procurement procedure

where to discover our contract opportunities

We at present promote all direct gentle and contract opportunities valued over £10,000 on the Defence Contracts online (DCO) portal. entry and registration to the MOD’s opportunities within the DCO portal is free of charge. For sub-contracting alternatives, we suggest you also have interaction with Defence Contractors web sites. Please note: we’re within the system of enforcing a brand new e-Sourcing platform, referred to as the Defence Sourcing Portal (DSP) with the intention to substitute the DCO.

The DSP is because of be launched in February/March 2021. All suppliers may be required to register on the DSP to be able to view and participate in future MOD sourcing opportunities. Registration can be attainable from January 2021. Please read the latest Implementation replace from MOD’s Chief commercial Officer, Andrew Forzani (PDF, 112KB, four pages).

We also advertise our smooth and contract alternatives commonly. We use the government’s Contracts Finder portal; here central govt departments and other public our bodies advertise gentle and contract alternatives valued at £10,000 and above. access to Contracts Finder is freed from cost.

Our contract opportunities which fall in the scope of ecu Public Procurement rules thresholds are moreover marketed within the official Journal of the ecu Union (OJEU).

requirements under £10,000 are sometimes one off projects purchased according to our inside policy for low cost deciding to buy.

We buy normal goods and functions by the use of the Crown commercial provider. CCS are the greatest public procurement organisation in the UK, they provide a wide array of general goods and services throughout the public sector.

Procurement regulations

the european Union Procurement regulations force UK law for public sector procurements and alongside MOD procurement coverage provide the main manage framework for all procurements.

This capability that, as a public sector supplier, we procure in a distinct method to industry with competitors as the default place, we set objective delicate option standards, and we’re fair and clear and may be held in charge for procurement choices in a method the private sector is not. We don’t function preferred business enterprise lists.

Our concepts consist of non-discrimination (on grounds of nationality), equal medicine (of all suppliers), transparency (act in reasonable and non-discriminatory method), mutual awareness (of equivalent files and necessities).

the uk legislation that governs public procurement is being amended to handle any deficiencies resulting from leaving the eu. Doing this will make sure continued operation once the Transition period has ended.

Overview of a standard competitors

here’s a brief overview of a regular competitors:

  1. requirement advertised
  2. pre-qualification questionnaire
  3. invited to smooth
  4. impartial evaluation
  5. organization option
  6. contract award.

As a necessities pushed employer, first, we establish what we deserve to buy and we advertise this. Suppliers then give you the option to categorical their pastime and bid. We use an initial questionnaire to pre-qualify suppliers. Suppliers are then invited to smooth. We investigate bids the use of pre-agreed criteria and choose suppliers using purpose assessment. This criteria is used to choose a agency and award the contract. A debrief is attainable for suppliers if requested.

Procurement at MOD

posted 29 October 2020
remaining updated eight December 2020 + show all updates

  1. updated suggestions in regards to the release of the Defence Sourcing Portal.

  2. updated the tips under the the place to discover our contract opportunities headings and delivered a letter from Chief business Officer Andrew Forzani.

  3. First published.