Network & Collaboration

DPRTE will host six unique networking and collaboration areas offering buyers and suppliers the chance to engage with key personnel and organisations representing the diverse sectors that contribute to the future strategy and current delivery of the defence procurement marketplace and its supply chain.

This is your opportunity to connect with the defence procurement sector all in one place, on one single day. Choose which area is right for your organisation:

Defence Market Engagement Zone

The UK defence procurement marketplace is valued at over £20bn annually, with hundreds of billions more flowing from international markets. Defence buyers require a huge array of goods and services, from military materiel through to software, logistics, infrastructure and more.

To fully engage with the defence marketplace, you need solutions that underpin your strategic approach to market and drive your tactics. The DPRTE Defence Market Engagement Zone will provide you with a range of solutions focused towards helping your business gain that all-important first-mover advantage.

Defence Contracts Online

Defence Contracts Online is the UK Ministry of Defence’s official procurement portal. Free access to this powerful system is your first step to entering the defence market and becoming an established part of the supply chain.

Did you know that you need to be Cyber Essentials certified to do business with the Ministry of Defence? Learn how you can quickly and easily achieve compliance whilst showcasing to buyers that your business is secure and reliable.

Defence Contracts International

Upgrading to Defence Contracts International gives suppliers advanced business intelligence tools to find and win more business opportunities. Extend your success across the UK, Europe and worldwide to take in defence ministries, government departments, healthcare providers and private sector buyers.

Plus, discuss opportunities for procurement training and consultancy, market engagement, events and more.

Defence Contracts Online

The UK Ministry of Defence offers a free online portal where buyers and suppliers can register to find each other and do business together. Suppliers will find DCO a great tool for scoping out and entering the defence supply chain.

  • Tailored daily email alerts of the contracts relevant to your business
  • Comprehensive resource for MOD contracts
  • Spend less time searching for contracts and more time winning them

Defence Contracts International

Defence Contracts International is an advanced business intelligence solution designed to help existing suppliers find and win more business, both in the UK and abroad. We combine thousands of sources of published contracts with a suite of defence BI tools:

  • Over-the-horizon pipeline contract visibility
  • Past and present data analysis for market assessment and forecasting
  • Competitor insight and analysis
  • Industry intelligence
  • Collaborative team bid management software
  • International government and healthcare contracts, UK commercial construction project tenders and more

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government-approved, industry-supported accreditation that enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.

Since 2016, Cyber Essentials has been mandatory for any business bidding for new MOD defence contracts or subcontracting opportunities.

Having Cyber Essentials:

  • Demonstrates control of your business network security
  • Supports GDPR compliance standards
  • Helps prevent 80% of common cyber attacks
  • Protects your business from data theft
  • Helps drive business efficiency and cost saving