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) delivers high-impact science and technology for the UK’s defence, security and prosperity.
Dstl is an Executive Agency of the MOD, run along commercial lines. It is one of the principal government organisations dedicated to S&T in the defence and security field.
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.
Stand Number: Equipment & Supplies Pavilion
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.
At Supply2Defence, we have one goal – to make business growth simpler in the public sector for companies of all shapes and sizes. Supply2Defence not only delivers precision MOD and blue light tender alerts for no cost – we can also help you tap into the wider defence, security and civil sectors through our flexible, cost-effective price plans on the UKs largest database of public sector contract information.
Making your brand and message stand out in a busy & competitive market is just one key benefit of branded merchandise from Publicity Centre – an ISO9001 and ISO14001 firm providing an integrated range of marketing services including promotional merchandise, graphic design and print to businesses and organisations – large and small – across the UK.
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.
We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions where it counts. Our expert teams work with customers and local partners to develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems, delivering military capability, protecting national security and people, and keeping critical information and infrastructure secure.
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.
Lockheed Martin UK is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation and has operated in the country for nearly 80 years. Headquartered in London, we employ approximately 2,000 people at more than 20 sites across the country.
From mail sorting technology to helping build the UK’s first commercial spaceport, our innovations and partnerships help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges, contributing to the UK’s defence, security and prosperity.
In 2018, Lockheed Martin committed £2.9 billion to UK industry, supporting approximately 20,000 jobs in almost 700 companies, 76% of which are Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs)
In addition, the F-35 programme, which Lockheed Martin is leading, will generate US$1bn per year for the UK economy at its peak, with 15% of every jet produced being made in the UK, securing a further 24,000 jobs.
The people of Lockheed Martin are critical to our success as a business – their work making a difference, every day. Our customers rely on their skills, knowledge and passion to deliver, time and time again. We are a diverse and inclusive organisation offering exciting careers for apprentices, interns, graduates and experienced professionals alike.
GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components as well as avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE has a global service network to support these offerings. GE and its customers are also working together to unlock new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity beyond traditional services. GE Aviation is becoming a digital industrial business with its ability to harness large streams of data that are providing incredible insights and in turn, real operational value for customers.
From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.
We deliver vital services and manage complex assets on behalf of our customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging our technology, our expertise, our infrastructure and our assets to ensure our customers can deliver.
Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.
Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
Annual underlying revenue was £15.3 billion in 2019, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
In 2019, Rolls-Royce invested £1.45 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
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%.
Trusted to deliver critical support services and operate sensitive facilities by military organisations around the world, we have deep expertise in delivering lower-cost, higher quality defence services. Our longstanding experience with armed forces around the world is wide from running marine operations and base management to the modernisation of ships and maintenance of aircraft, from the operation of nuclear facilities, analysis of cyber activity, and the management of satellite systems to delivering training, strategy, and leadership programmes.
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.