in Defence

Collaborative enterprise opens MoD contracts to new suppliers

Posted 30 January 2018 · Add Comment

QinetiQ is to lead a new collaborative enterprise that will make it easier for industry and academia to conduct maritime research and development for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Under the Progeny Maritime Research Framework contract, awarded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), QinetiQ will build and manage a community of innovators who will contribute ideas to maximise the impact of science and technology for UK maritime defence.

The community is open to any company, academic institution, or small or medium-sized enterprise whose knowledge, products or services could have applications in maritime defence, including organisations that do not usually work in the defence industry. Dstl is making up to £25m available to the community each year for four years to advance maritime science and technology. 

QinetiQ will oversee procurement competition processes on behalf of Dstl, ensuring the framework provides value for money for both Dstl and its community of suppliers. The oversight will ensure competition is conducted in a fair, open and efficient manner, encouraging collaborative working while protecting ownership of intellectual property.

Karen Fryatt, Senior Campaign Manager Research and Experimentation, QinetiQ, said: “The UK Government, as part of its refreshed industrial strategy, has committed to making it easier to do business with the MoD. The framework supports this objective by providing a streamlined route into defence for suppliers, including those with little or no prior exposure to the industry. By making contracts more accessible to suppliers from different backgrounds, the MoD will increase its exposure to ideas that challenge conventional thinking. This will ultimately lead to better and more cost-effective solutions, which will enhance sovereign capability and generate new export opportunities. We at QinetiQ are proud to be using our innovation and extensive experience in supporting MoD procurement to help the UK maintain its defensive advantage at sea.”        

Elizabeth Harris, Senior responsible Owner for the Progeny Framework within Dstl said: “Dstl are delighted to have a new framework that will enable the best ideas from across the supplier base to be brought together to deliver Maritime research for Government. We are looking forward to a vibrant community that challenges our thinking and delivers innovative and cost effective solutions that can be exploited by our Armed Services.”


* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

QinetiQ brings autonomy expertise to European research programme

QinetiQ is to play a pivotal role in OCEAN2020, the first research programme awarded by the European Defence Agency as part of its European Defence Fund initiative.

Lincad wins Leonardo power management contract

Lincad, the British manufacturer of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems for military applications, is pleased to announce that it has won a further contract with Leonardo to supply batteries and other power

MAEL and Icelandair expand maintenance partnership

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has won an expanded maintenance commitment from Icelandair.

Oxford Airport hosts hullo launch

Following the successful introduction of the hullo Aircrew brand at EBACE last year, the technology start-up has officially launched its industry-first software platform at London Oxford Airport, which is designed to connect

Babcock to develop Busan base

Further strengthening its international reach and its presence in South Korea, Babcock International has announced that it is to open a facility in Busan, South Korea’s second largest city after its capital Seoul.

Innalabs secures €2.6m ESA contract.

InnaLabs has announced a €2.6m contract with ESA to design, develop, manufacture and test a highly reliable radiation hardened 3-axis gyroscope, used for measuring angular velocity or maintaining orientation of satellites.

ODU SK191217191218
See us at
SMI FAVSABT2411120418S&P BT281117080318Aviation Africa BT18418FIL18 BT111017220718SMI HelicopterTBT1402240518SMI FAVWSBT1402060618