Introduction to MoD Procurement – November 2023
Join our online workshop which will provide you with understanding of the UK MoD procurement process and how your company can reach decisions about bidding and managing contracts with the UK MoD.
Defence contracts for the UK are currently regulated by law within the Defence & Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 (DSPCR 2011). The law governs how contracts are competed and placed in the defence and security sector, albeit the biggest changes ever to be made to this legislation are about to be approved through Parliament.
Notwithstanding those changes, the UK MoD have other internal processes which govern how business cases are approved and it is often this process which is largely mis-understood. Understanding all the rules and processes involved is therefore vital to ensure your business knows how to work with the UK MoD.
Benefits of participation:
An outline of the UK MoD procurement process, from requirements setting through to contract award, detailing the processes and timescales involved
Opportunity to become aware of the latest regulations, statutory guidance and possible changes to the regulations
The workshop will provide a framework within which companies can reach decisions about business winning, bidding and managing contracts.
Workshop content includes:
The current Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 Framework.
Review of when legislation applies.
The internal business case process and timescales.
Qualifying Defence Contracts overview.
Reports and reporting.
Compliance, procurement processes and procedures.
Current issues relating to the Act, Regulations and statutory guidance, and prospective changes.
The proposed changes to the Regulations and the impact on Defence procurement.
The course is led by Sharon Croome. Sharon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (FCIPS) and a Fellow of the World Commerce and Contracting (WCC) association, and has over 30 years’ experience in senior commercial positions within major UK defence companies. Sharon now acts as Commercial and Procurement Advisor for several clients in the defence sector, including the UK MOD. She also provides procurement and contract management training and advice either directly to the public sector, private companies or to industry through ADS.
This course will keep up to date with the latest policy and regulations as they become known and live.