A number of existing Defence ICS contracts are due to expire over the next 7 years, with some major contracts expiring in the next 3 years. A significant opportunity therefore exists for the Ministry of Defence to secure increased benefits through the establishment of new ICT contracts which exploit innovation and the changes in the ICT marketplace.
It is expected that the move to standard market services with regular competition and smaller contracts will remain the most effective tool to deliver value and innovation to the MOD.
The Industry Day will take place on 25th April 2016 and the Authority wish to invite potential suppliers to receive an update on the progress made to date and also participate in workshop sessions to further assist with the shaping of the future procurements. The Industry Day will provide the opportunity to fully understand the Authority’s vision and build on the previous Industry Day. The aim of the day will be for industry to aid in the development of the themes in the agenda below, and make best use of the feedback previously provided, thus enabling the Authority to assess its vision and formulate a realistic approach to the market place for the possible future competitive tender processes. The event will take place at: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD.
Industry Day 25th April 2016 – Agenda
10.10 Programme Update
10.30 Progress Update
11.00 Introduction to the Workshops
11.10 Workshops – (1) Technical; (2) Commercial
12.15 Question session
To register your interest in this process and to book a place on the first industry day, please contact Andy Johnston at techUK on 020 7331 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suppliers are limited to two representatives per organisation, as the number of places is limited. Therefore suppliers need to ensure that their representatives are from the most appropriate function within their organisation and have the relevant skills to provide meaningful input into the workshop sessions.
Suppliers should note that participation in an Industry Day is entirely voluntary and the Authority will not bear any associated costs. There is no commitment on the part of the Authority to enter into any binding contractual arrangement following engagement with suppliers through the Industry Days. Neither attendance at any of the Industry Days nor submission of responses to the Authority will be taken into consideration in any future competitive tendering process, which, if initiated at all, will be subject to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 or the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011.