Defence Contracts Online, the official source of UK MOD contracts, was at DSEI to show off our newly redesigned website and to talk with attendees about DCO, DCI, Cyber Essentials and DPRTE 2018.
DSEI attracted more than 1,500 exhibitors and over 30,000 visitors and can be considered a great success, exceeding many prior expectations. Many of those visitors came to visit the DCO team at our stand, including the Under Secretary of State for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin, who visited the stand to chat with the team and to endorse the newly redesigned DCO website and supplier portal.
Harriett Baldwin was happy to endorse the relaunch of the site saying:
“Welcome to our new Supplier Portal. It brings a wide range of supplier-focused information, including current and future opportunities and support to innovation, together in one place.
Over the next decade we are committed to spending over £178 bn on equipment and support, with the MOD accounting for over 40% of all government spend with industry. We want to encourage innovation and make it easier for new and smaller businesses to identify, compete for and win opportunities with the MOD. This will help us to deliver our vision of a vibrant, sustainable and competitive UK industrial base.”
Those that came to the DCO stand will have found information about not only DCO but also Defence Contracts International (DCI), Cyber Essentials and the upcoming DPRTE 2018.
DCI is powered by industry-leading business intelligence tools and features which make finding defence contracts easier.
With opportunities updated daily through our daily alerts service you can be first off the mark when exploring defence tender opportunities.
DCI brings you the widest range of defence contracts in one place, searching over 200 sources daily to provide the largest range of defence tenders. This means the latest defence, aerospace, emergency services and security tenders are only a click away.
The first step to keeping your organisation safe from cyber attack is to be certified with DCI Cyber Essentials. Certification to the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme is a mandatory requirement for organisations wishing to win business with the MOD, and can help your organisation prepare for and defend itself against malicious cyber attacks, regardless of the sector you operate in.
Officially supported by key procurement organisations such as DE&S, Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) focuses on the buyers and suppliers engaged throughout the whole defence acquisition supply chain.
DPRTE 2018 will provide attendees and exhibitors with an invaluable opportunity to enhance knowledge, share best practice and showcase innovation, in addition to gaining an essential insight into the latest policies, initiatives and opportunities across the defence procurement and supply chain marketplace.
To discuss DPRTE in more detail, please contact us on 0845 270 7066, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.