specified book: The Ministry of Defence Procurement technique

where to locate our contract opportunities

We at present advertise all direct tender and contract opportunities valued over £10,000 on the Defence Contracts on-line (DCO) portal. entry and registration to the MOD’s opportunities within the DCO portal is free of can charge. For sub-contracting alternatives, we indicate you also have interaction with Defence Contractors web sites. Please be aware: we are in the technique of implementing a new e-Sourcing platform, referred to as the Defence Sourcing Portal (DSP) to be able to change the DCO.

The DSP is because of be launched in February/March 2021. All suppliers can be required to register on the DSP to be able to view and participate in future MOD sourcing opportunities. Registration may be attainable from January 2021. Please study the newest Implementation update from MOD’s Chief commercial Officer, Andrew Forzani (PDF, ninety three.8KB, 2 pages).

We also promote our gentle and contract opportunities generally. We use the government’s Contracts Finder portal; here imperative executive departments and different public our bodies advertise gentle and contract alternatives valued at £10,000 and above. access to Contracts Finder is freed from can charge.

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

requirements under £10,000 are sometimes one off projects purchased in line with our internal policy for low cost procuring.

We purchase general items and functions by the use of the Crown business service. CCS are the greatest public procurement enterprise within the UK, they provide a big range of usual goods and functions throughout the general public sector.

Procurement ideas

As a public sector company, we procure in a different approach to business with competition because the default place, we set objective delicate option criteria, and we are reasonable and clear and will be held in charge for procurement selections in a means the private sector isn’t. We do not function preferred organization lists.

Our concepts include non-discrimination (on grounds of nationality), equal remedy (of all suppliers), transparency (act in fair and non-discriminatory method), mutual consciousness (of equivalent documents and specifications).

Overview of a customary competition

here is a short overview of a customary competition:

  1. requirement advertised
  2. pre-qualification questionnaire
  3. invited to delicate
  4. impartial assessment
  5. supplier selection
  6. contract award.

As a requirements pushed organization, first, we determine what we need to buy and we advertise this. Suppliers then give you the chance to specific their pastime and bid. We use an preliminary questionnaire to pre-qualify suppliers. Suppliers are then invited to delicate. We determine bids using pre-agreed criteria and choose suppliers the use of objective assessment. This standards is used to select a employer and award the contract. A debrief is accessible for suppliers if requested.

Procurement at MOD

published 29 October 2020
ultimate updated four January 2021 + display all updates

  1. up to date the assistance beneath the ‘Procurement ideas’ heading.

  2. updated the implementation update from MOD’s Chief business Officer, Andrew Forzani.

  3. up-to-date information in regards to the unencumber of the Defence Sourcing Portal.

  4. up to date the information under the the place to find our contract opportunities headings and delivered a letter from Chief industrial Officer Andrew Forzani.

  5. First published.