certain e-book: The Ministry of Defence Procurement technique

the place to find our contract alternatives

We at present advertise all direct delicate and contract alternatives valued over £10,000 on the Defence Contracts online (DCO) portal. entry and registration to the MOD’s opportunities within the DCO portal is freed from can charge. For sub-contracting alternatives, we suggest you also engage with Defence Contractors websites. Please be aware: we’re within the procedure of implementing a new e-Sourcing platform, known as the Defence Sourcing Portal (DSP) that will substitute the DCO.

The DSP is as a result of be launched in February/March 2021. All suppliers could be required to register on the DSP as a way to view and participate in future MOD sourcing opportunities. Registration will be accessible from January 2021. Please read the latest Implementation replace from MOD’s Chief industrial Officer, Andrew Forzani (PDF, ninety three.8KB, 2 pages).

We also promote our delicate and contract opportunities widely. We use the govt’s Contracts Finder portal; here vital executive departments and other public our bodies advertise gentle and contract opportunities valued at £10,000 and above. access to Contracts Finder is free of cost.

Our contract opportunities which fall inside the scope of ecu Public Procurement law thresholds are moreover marketed in the legit Journal of the eu Union (OJEU).

requirements below £10,000 are often one off initiatives purchased in keeping with our interior policy for low value buying.

We buy common goods and functions by way of the Crown commercial service. CCS are the largest public procurement organisation in the UK, they give a wide range of average goods and services throughout the general public sector.

Procurement regulations

the european Union Procurement laws power UK legislations for public sector procurements and alongside MOD procurement policy deliver the main handle framework for all procurements.

This capability that, as a public sector corporation, we procure in a different method to trade with competition as the default place, we set objective tender preference criteria, and we are reasonable and clear and may be held in charge for procurement selections in a way the deepest sector isn’t. We don’t operate favorite employer lists.

Our concepts consist of non-discrimination (on grounds of nationality), equal remedy (of all suppliers), transparency (act in reasonable and non-discriminatory method), mutual recognition (of equal files and requirements).

the united kingdom legislations that governs public procurement is being amended to tackle any deficiencies as a result of leaving the european. Doing this could ensure persisted operation once the Transition duration has ended.

Overview of a typical competition

here is a quick overview of a regular competitors:

  1. requirement marketed
  2. pre-qualification questionnaire
  3. invited to smooth
  4. unbiased assessment
  5. corporation selection
  6. contract award.

As a requirements pushed organization, first, we determine what we deserve to buy and we promote this. Suppliers then give you the option to categorical their interest and bid. We use an preliminary questionnaire to pre-qualify suppliers. Suppliers are then invited to soft. We investigate bids using pre-agreed standards and choose suppliers using aim contrast. This standards is used to select a supplier and award the contract. A debrief is purchasable for suppliers if requested.

Procurement at MOD

published 29 October 2020
final updated 18 December 2020 + reveal all updates

  1. updated the implementation replace from MOD’s Chief industrial Officer, Andrew Forzani.

  2. up-to-date advice concerning the unencumber of the Defence Sourcing Portal.

  3. updated the counsel under the the place to find our contract opportunities headings and delivered a letter from Chief commercial Officer Andrew Forzani.

  4. First published.