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Supply Chain Engagement Zone

As outlined within the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, The MOD are committed to enabling SMEs and non-traditional suppliers to bid for defence and security contracts more easily.

One important element in order to achieve this, is through the MOD working with their Prime Contractors, in order to maximise opportunities for the marketplace place through transparency of supply chain competition.

The DPRTE Supply Chain Engagement Zone brings together many of the key Prime Contractors that are currently engaged within the delivery of MOD projects, allowing visitors to book appointments for 1-2-1 meetings. Delegates can also visit the Supply Chain & Partnering Zone, which will see some of the Prime Contractors deliver sessions on supply chain opportunities available on current/future projects.

Confirmed participants include:


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.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems provides world-leading design and manufacturing services to deliver highly complex electronic integrated systems, sub-systems and modules for high integrity applications. We are able to take ideas from concept design through to manufacture, assembly, test and installation; achieving the highest of standards and providing through-life support services.

Our capabilities range from prototype to small batch and high volume production, and areas of expertise include: assembly, integration and test; printed electronic circuits; radio frequency and microwave microelectronics; test systems, and specialist manufacturing services.  Our use of cutting-edge techniques delivers world-class performance.


Profile coming soon.

Gold Sponsor

Commerce Decisions

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%.


In an uncertain world, citizens demand a safe and secure environment within which they are empowered to live their lives, free from ever-pervasive external threats. Meeting this expectation, we have supplied IT services and solutions to the Ministry of Defence and Intelligence Services for the last 40 years. This includes everything from training, mission planning and logistics to digital infrastructure, workplace and cyber services, whether within offices, embassies and recruitment centres or on the front line. The body of experience we have built up means we understand the needs of the armed forces.
DXC Technology Defence comprises people who truly understand the sector. Many of our team are ex-military, some work on military bases throughout the UK and others are deployed on operations in direct support of the armed forces. We have a strong technology partner network with whom we work to provide services and solutions and lead our clients on their digital transformation journeys.

G.E. Aviation

Profile coming soon.

General Dynamics

General Dynamics UK is one of the UK’s leading defence companies, and an important supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The Company currently provides the tactical communication system used by the UK Armed Forces, known as Bowman, and is designing and developing the next-generation tactical communication and information system, which will be used to plan, deploy, manage and monitor communications and information for the Army. General Dynamics UK is also delivering AJAX, the future of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) for the British Army. In addition, the Company provides a range of avionic systems that are used on different types of military aircraft around the world.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin, a leading global security and aerospace organisation, specialises in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Employing more than 500 people in Scotland, our customers include the Scottish Government, NHS, Business Stream, Transport Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Team Leidos

Team Leidos, supporting the MOD in modernising infrastructure, systems and processes by delivering improved efficiency through the Logistic Commodities and Services Transformation Programme. A 13 year, £6.7 Billion contract providing Procurement, Inventory and Category Management of commodity items (Food, Clothing, Fuels, Batteries, Medical, General Supplies) alongside Storage and Distribution of MOD material.


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