The UK's Leading Defence Procurement and Supply Chain Event
Farnborough International Exhibition Centre
The UK's Leading Defence Procurement and Supply Chain Event
Farnborough International Exhibition Centre
Ministry of Defence (MOD)
We work for a secure and prosperous United Kingdom with global reach and influence. We will protect our people, territories, values and interests at home and overseas, through strong armed forces and in partnership with allies, to ensure our security, support our national interests and safeguard our prosperity. MOD is a ministerial department, supported by 27 agencies and public bodies.
Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)
Defence Equipment and Support equips and supports the UK’s Armed Forces for current and future operations. Employing approximately 18,000 people with a budget of some £14bn, DE&S has headquarters in Bristol with other sites across the UK and overseas. DE&S acquires and supports equipment and services including ships, aircraft, vehicles and weapons, information systems and satellite communications.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the UK’s leading Government agency responsible for delivering high-impact science and technology for the UK’s defence, security and prosperity.
Dstl brings together the defence and security S&T community, including industry, academia, wider Government and international partners, to provide sensitive and specialist S&T services to MOD and wider Government.
We find and fund exploitable innovations to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity. Our vision is for the UK to maintain its strategic advantage over its adversaries through the most innovative defence and security capabilities in the world.
Department for International Trade Defence & Security Organisation (DIT DSO)
The aim of Department for International Trade (DIT) is to help UK companies to win overseas business in these lucrative markets. DIT works with industry to build and maintain relationships with overseas customers, providing the essential government-to-government interaction.
The UK Defence Solution Centre (UKDSC) is the core of the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) enterprise, a unique collaboration between the UK’s leading defence companies and UK government, including the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department of International Trade (DIT).
The DCPP is a partnership between MOD and industry to decide upon cyber security standards across the defence supply chain. Their Cyber Security Model went live in April 2017 for tier one suppliers and was extended to all in October 2017. Proportionate protection is a key principle of this initiative.
The Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the US federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) is part of the Australian Department of Defence. In 2017-18 we spent more than $12.9 billion acquiring and sustaining military equipment and services for the Australian Defence Force. We look to be recognised and respected as a global leader in Defence materiel solutions.
SBRI is a well-established process to connect public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry. It generates new business opportunities for companies, provides SMEs a route to market for their ideas and bridges the seed funding gap experienced by many early stage companies. It supports economic growth and enables the development of innovative products and services through the public procurement of R&D.
Established to foster better collaboration between science, creativity and business, KTN has specialist teams covering all sectors of the economy – from defence and aerospace to the creative industries, the built environment to biotechnology and robotics. KTN has helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive innovation. And we support them through their business cycle to see that investment through to success.
CCS is the UK’s biggest public procurement organisation. We work closely with the MoD to save time and money buying business goods and services so they can focus on front-line services. Our solutions are free of charge, and help achieve maximum value by leveraging commercial expertise and national buying power.
NDI, EEF’s defence experts, offer supply chain sourcing and development services to businesses of all sizes in the defence, aerospace, space and security sectors.
Additionally, NDI offers membership to companies in these sectors, providing representation and policymaking influence to magnify the voice of the industry and individual companies. NDI actively promotes global business opportunities for its members, through working directly with prime contractors, systems integrators, the MoD, and supply network companies.
The Air Commercial Team of highly trained and qualified procurement and sales specialists provides expert commercial advice and guidance to Air Command. The team is responsible for developing and implementing commercial solutions for service related requirements and provides a specialist procurement and contract management service to the Royal Air Force.
The Army Commercial team provides critical Commercial Support to the Army across a wide range of its activity. The team of Commercial experts are pivotal in ensuring the Army can deliver their operational capability on the front line. We provide commercial advice to the Army, enter into contractual commitments, manage contracts and the relationship with Industry and seek to drive efficiencies at all stages of the acquisition cycle.
Navy Commercial provide commercial services to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary across a wide range of its activities and our team of Commercial experts are fundamental in enabling their objectives are met. We provide advice on the procurement process, departmental strategy and policy and market and sourcing options, we enter into contractual commitments and manage the contracts and relationships with industry whilst seeking to drive efficiencies at all stages of the acquisition cycle.
The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence. The vision and primary purpose of the SDA is to lead a high-performing, industrial enterprise to deliver the United Kingdom’s submarine capability safely and securely, and more effectively and cost-efficiently every year.
ADS represents and supports over 1100 UK businesses operating in the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors. We are a quality organisation and as such we have successfully been accredited for the ISO9001:2015 Standard and Cyber Essentials Plus.
ADS membership benefits include:
Dedicated business development support
A tailored events programme
Representation through one influential voice
Specialist insight and knowledge
Brand exposure in relevant markets
A range of business support services
Whether representing industry or driving forward innovation and growth, ADS is at the forefront of these activities. Our membership ranges from SMEs to global primes
techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. techUK membership is constructed of over 950 companies, who collectively employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups from a number of UK members covering a range of sectors; Defence, Security, Health, Finance and Energy. Two thirds of our members are small and medium-sized businesses.
techUK is committed to helping its members and the sector grow. For more information please visit: www.techuk.org
MOD Defence Contracts Online / Bulletin is the only official source of UK MOD contract opportunities, giving you completely FREE access to all UK MOD contracts and awards over £10,000 in one place. Register today with www.contracts.mod.uk and create your unique supplier profile to receive daily email alerts containing the latest UK MOD opportunities relevant to your business.
Defence Contracts International is the world’s leading global defence and security intelligence solution. DCI provides customers with an all-encompassing overview of their marketplace including all the knowledge and tools they require to gain that all-important first mover advantage. DCI’s precision intelligence allows businesses to unleash their growth potential across the defence, security and counter terrorism, emergency.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect them.
Gaining Cyber Essentials certification enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.
Defence Online, the official media partner of DPRTE is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance your knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace.
UKNCB catalogue everything that the Armed Forces use assigning NATO Stock Numbers (NSN) to this equipment. Being part of this catalogue is key for selling to UK and overseas militaries. UKNCB offer NATO codification services to UK companies to support the marketing and sales of their products to overseas governments.
As a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services, Airbus supplies the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners and the widest range of helicopters on the market. The Airbus Defence and Space business is also a European leader and a most innovative defence and space company, providing UAS, tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business, providing world-leading satellites and space services. It is also a leading provider of resilient secure communications, Border Security, cyber security and intelligence solutions. The company is a key supplier to UK Government, armed forces and police and emergency services.
Commerce Decisions delivers the AWARD® strategic evaluation and ADVANCE™ bid management solutions. Together they support the delivery of the best possible outcome on complex, high risk procurements.
AWARD® has been deployed by the UK MOD since 2001; providing project teams with the confidence that they are dealing with procurement challenges efficiently, meeting the demands of procurement regulations and delivering robust decisions that are open to external scrutiny.
The ADVANCE™ software solution brings focus and structure to the bidding process, proven to increase bid scores by up to 7%.
QinetiQ is an integrated global defence and security company. We operate at the leading edge of science and engineering and employ over 6,000 people, including more than 3,000 scientists and engineers. Playing a central role in capability generation and assurance for our customers, helping them deliver operational and competitive advantage.
Raytheon UK is a technology company focused on Defence, Aerospace and Cyber & Intelligence with sites across the UK; in England, Scotland and Wales. A fully owned subsidiary of Raytheon in the US, a listed technology company, we’ve been in the UK, in one form or another, for more than 100 years. Currently, we contribute £700 million to the UK economy and are responsible for 10,000 jobs within Raytheon and within the supply chain.