The MOD and associated supply chains spending over £19 billion annually support our armed forces by providing world class solutions, for delivering national defence and security for the UK, whilst ensuring the best possible value for the taxpayer. Procurement activity covers a very wide range of requirements including:
- technology: cloud and digital, network services, software and technology products and services
- equipment and support: ships, submarines, aircraft, vehicles, weapons, missiles, commodities and support (maintenance and repair)
- infrastructure: construction, hard and soft facilities management, property consultancy
As outlined within the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, the MOD recognises the importance of SMEs to the defence supply chain and therefore have set a 25% target for SME procurement spend by 2020. SMEs, including from adjacent sectors, are able to bring flexibility, boost innovation and increase competition, all of which means industry can deliver the best value for money capability to the Armed Forces.
Firmly established as the UK’s leading must-attend defence procurement event, DPRTE 2018, held across one single day, will provide industry with a unique opportunity to showcase goods and services, in addition to being able to engage directly with both the key personnel and organisations responsible for setting strategy and operationally delivering an annual budget of over £19 billion.
Join the UK’s defence procurement and supply chain community at DPRTE 2018. For further details on the exclusive product showcase opportunities, please click here or alternatively book your place today.