Market Engagement

Get the latest news and defence market engagement with MOD Defence Contracts Online is the official supplier portal for the UK MOD – created to give businesses of all sizes full access to opportunities across the entire UK MOD operation.

However, MOD DCO is just the start of your market engagement with this multi-billion pound sector. Through MOD DCO you can access other, proven services designed to make you better informed, equipped and more successful in your bid to find and win defence contracts – in the UK and beyond.

MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin

An official publication of the UK MOD, Defence Contracts Bulletin contains high quality news and features that provide detailed insight into the defence sector. Read by defence buyers and prime contractors, it is where to discover the trends and developments that will be shaping the defence industry for years to come. The ideal environment to raise awareness of your products and services.

Defence Online

The official media partner for MOD DCO, Defence Online is a powerful resource containing the latest defence news, features and insights: designed to equip buyers and suppliers with the knowledge they need to be effective. Defence Online offers suppliers unmatched opportunity to engage with the entire defence community, via a range of interactive digital marketing platforms.

Two of the most effective ways of raising your profile with Defence Online are Stakeholder pages and the Supplier Directory.

Defence Contracts International

For businesses that want to explore the fullest range of defence and defence-related opportunities across the UK, Europe and worldwide – Defence Contracts International (DCI) is simply unrivalled. Trusted by thousands of defence suppliers, DCI gives instant access to all types of defence requirement – plus emergency services and other civil opportunities.  More than just contracts, DCI also delivers market news, leads and intelligence on who is spending what and where.


The defence marketplace can be a complicated environment to navigate. Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability (DPRTE) is now established as the annual, must-attend event for the entire UK defence supply chain. It’s where you’ll hear directly from the people involved in setting the defence procurement strategy – and meet the buyers who turn strategy into practice and purchasing decisions. For businesses that want to make their presence felt in the defence supply chain, DPRTE is an unmissable market engagement opportunity. Direct access to MOD buyers, prime contractors and potential partners – make sure you are there.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber security is now front page news, and having the appropriate cyber security accreditation is mandatory to access the majority of UK MOD contracts. It’s critical that your business has the protection it needs in a world where cyber threats are becoming more frequent, and more damaging. Through the Cyber Essentials programme you can get that security quickly, conveniently and at a low cost whilst ensuring your initial supplier engagements get off on the right foot with you showcasing your credentials in cyber security.

PASS Training

Understanding how procurement works can be daunting. The regulations that help ensure fair play and transparency need to be understood if you’re to bid effectively for defence contracts. The PASS programme supports this through a series of accessible, informative and interactive training events, held at locations around the UK. PASS also provides in-house training for larger groups and consultancy for organisations that require support at any stage of the tendering process – whether bid evaluation, preparation or review.