specific e-book: The Ministry of Defence Procurement procedure

the place to locate our contract opportunities

We currently promote all direct soft and contract opportunities valued over £10,000 on the Defence Contracts on-line (DCO) portal. entry and registration to the MOD’s alternatives on the DCO portal is free of can charge. For sub-contracting opportunities, we suggest you also have interaction with Defence Contractors websites.

Please be aware: we’re in the system of imposing a brand new e-Sourcing platform called the Defence Sourcing Portal (DSP) which will replace the DCO. The DSP homepage is now reside at: www.contracts.mod.uk.

Defence Contracts on-line (DCO) will also be accessed by means of the DSP homepage. All Suppliers looking for alternatives in Defence procurement are inspired to register their details now on the DSP homepage in instruction for the birth of the new e-sourcing platform in February 2021.

greater assistance on the beginning of the DSP is accessible on the MOD contracting, procuring and finance: e-procurement equipment web page.

We additionally advertise our delicate and contract alternatives commonly. We use the executive’s Contracts Finder portal; here principal government departments and other public our bodies promote delicate and contract alternatives valued at £10,000 and above. access to Contracts Finder is freed from can charge.

necessities below £10,000 are often one off tasks bought in response to our internal coverage for low value deciding to buy.

We buy regular items and capabilities by means of the Crown commercial carrier. CCS are the greatest public procurement supplier in the UK, they supply a big range of ordinary goods and functions throughout the general public sector.

Procurement ideas

As a public sector employer, we procure in a special approach to business with competition as the default position, we set aim gentle selection standards, and we are reasonable and clear and may be held dependable for procurement decisions in a method the private sector is not. We do not function favourite supplier lists.

Our concepts encompass non-discrimination (on grounds of nationality), equal medicine (of all suppliers), transparency (act in fair and non-discriminatory manner), mutual awareness (of equivalent files and standards).

Overview of a regular competition

here’s a short overview of a typical competitors:

  1. requirement advertised
  2. pre-qualification questionnaire
  3. invited to gentle
  4. independent evaluation
  5. organization preference
  6. contract award.

As a requirements pushed service provider, first, we determine what we should purchase and we promote this. Suppliers then have the opportunity to specific their pastime and bid. We use an initial questionnaire to pre-qualify suppliers. Suppliers are then invited to tender. We assess bids the use of pre-agreed standards and choose suppliers the use of purpose evaluation. This criteria is used to select a supplier and award the contract. A debrief is available for suppliers if requested.

Procurement at MOD

posted 29 October 2020
ultimate up to date 6 January 2021 + reveal all updates

  1. updated the assistance below the ‘the place to find our contract alternatives’ heading.

  2. up-to-date the suggestions beneath the ‘Procurement principles’ heading.

  3. up-to-date the implementation update from MOD’s Chief business Officer, Andrew Forzani.

  4. updated information about the unencumber of the Defence Sourcing Portal.

  5. up to date the advice under the where to locate our contract opportunities headings and introduced a letter from Chief commercial Officer Andrew Forzani.

  6. First posted.