1 April 2020,

Farnborough International Exhibition Centre

Supply Chain Engagement Zone

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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.

Please visit the Supply Chain Engagement Zone on the day for a 1-2-1 Appointment

Confirmed participants include:

Prime Partner


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.

Prime Partner

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in more than 40 countries.

From state of the art cyber threat detection to flight control systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their advantage. This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.

Prime Partner


Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defence, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support.
Boeing has had a historic partnership with the UK for over 80 years. During that time, we’ve grown to almost 2,500 employees in 65 locations in the UK and Ireland. We have a long-standing relationship with British industry, the armed forces and the air transport industry. Today, the UK remains a critically important market, supplier base and a source of some of the world’s most innovative technology partners.

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%.

Prime Partner


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.

Prime Partner

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.

Prime Partner

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin UK is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation and has operated in the country for nearly 80 years.  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.

Lockheed Martin spends approximately £1 billion with UK businesses every year, supporting more than 1,000 companies, 75% of which are Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), helping to secure around 10,000 jobs.

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.

Prime Partner


QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers’ needs. This enables us to use our depth of experience and our unique science and engineering expertise to equip you with powerful solutions to your most pressing challenges.

Prime Partner


Profile coming soon.

Prime Partner

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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