Supply Chain Engagement

The Ministry of Defence manage over £20 billion of third-party procurement spend every year. The size and complexity of many projects requires the Department to work closely with key industry partners to ensure delivery of the defence programme, with over half of the annual spend flowing through their Strategic Suppliers.

The MOD has a target of 25% of spend to go to SMEs. They currently spend approximately £835 million per annum directly with SMEs, but the majority of opportunities lie within the supply chain.

The use of competition is encouraged wherever appropriate both within direct contract opportunities and throughout the supply chain. Opportunities, therefore, exist for suppliers of all sizes, from large established defence contractors through to innovative smaller businesses.

Supply Chain Engagement Knowledge Transfer Zone

This Zone will feature presentations from some of the main prime contractor partners, allowing you to hear direct about current and future projects, and how you can work with these organisations.  

Supply Chain Engagement Pavilion

The Supply Chain Engagement Pavilion will bring together many of the key Prime Contractors currently engaged within the delivery of MOD projects, allowing visitors to book appointments for 1-2-1 meetings.  Please note appointments are booked on a first come first served basis, and are limited to one appointment per delegate.

Register to attend DPRTE 2023

Registration is now open for DPRTE 2023, taking place at Farnborough International on 29 March 2023.