Ministry of Defence
£19.9bn was spent in 2012/13 by the Ministry of Defence on goods, works and services, establishing the MOD as the single largest customer for UK industry.
Provided by the official publishers of UK MOD contract opportunities, Defence Contracts International (DCI) is the world’s leading defence procurement intelligence solution. Trusted by defence and security organisations around the world, DCI provides comprehensive contract information and precision market intelligence that allows businesses to unleash their growth potential.
We recognise that the defence sector is much larger than just the MOD, which is why DCI ensures you have visibility of all opportunities within defence and related sectors such as security, humanitarian aid, aerospace and emergency services. DCI is the most comprehensive database of defence and related contract notices and awards in Europe, keeping businesses like yours ahead of the competition.
DCI’s unique content and market intelligence, along with our training and events portfolio, means that DCI does more than help you find contracts – we help you win them too, supporting your business at every stage of the tender process.
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DCI’s dedicated research team monitor 2,792 individual contract sources globally, six days a week, to bring you the largest defence-related contract and awards database in Europe.
With dedicated quality control personnel, expert contract tagging and CPV specialists in our highly skilled team, DCI ensures that the data we deliver is relevant, comprehensive and meaningful to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors.
Via established relationships with OJEU and Federal Business Opportunities and with 30 years of procurement expertise, we put intelligence at your fingertips.
We understand the value of intelligence to your success. The insight gained from relevant, targeted news and industry updates can provide you with a competitive advantage and can impact on your success now and in the future.
DCI’s team of trained journalists search 5000 news sources to help you understand industry, market developments and upcoming government initiatives to allow you to make informed business decisions.
Knowledge is power – DCI ensures that you are first to know.
DCI is user-friendly and uniquely interactive, allowing you to concentrate on winning new business.
With contract search, archiving and flagging capability, our service is designed with the user at its core. You can adjust your preferences at the click of a button via your online dashboard, ensuring that the service meets your bespoke needs as they change over time.
At every stage of your DCI journey, our functionality puts your success first.
Stay one step ahead of your competitors with DCI’s Value Added Services which enhance the convenience and the comprehensive nature of the DCI service while integrating seamlessly with your subscription.
With subscriptions including the MOD DCB magazine, market intelligence, market leads, archive data and additional subscription services, DCI has a solution to meet your business needs.
Our dedicated Account Management team is available at every stage of your subscription to ensure that the DCI solution meets your specific business needs.
The team provides expert business growth advice, account support and guidance via telephone, live demonstrations, regular webinars, industry briefings and events.
You can be confident that you are receiving the best quality service with DCI.
|The largest defence and security related contracts and awards database in Europe – a single source for all contract requirements.||Access an average of 50,000 tenders and awards published each month from around the world (including over 2500 low-value tenders not included in the OJEU).|
|Daily alert plus live alerts throughout the day, six days a week.||Be the first to know about the latest opportunities and maximise your available time to tender.|
|Dedicated research team monitoring over 2000 sources globally.||Let us source the opportunities so you can focus on winning them.|
|Personalised profile delivering exactly what your business needs to grow.||Using various criteria such as CPV codes and keywords, plus saved search and filter options so you only see what is relevant to you.|
|User-friendly system with intuitive functionality.||DCI lets you perform advanced and bespoke searches as well as mapping and tracking the contracts that you are actively interested in.|
|Established relationships with key government services (OJEU and FedBizOpps among others).||Database updated in real time so you have immediate access to the latest opportunities and awards.|
|Expertise and support – dedicated pre and post Account Management, help and support.||Database updated in real time so you have immediate access to the latest opportunities and awards.|
|Trusted source – DCI is backed by 30 years of specialist procurement knowledge.||Expert knowledge at your fingertips to help you succeed.|
DCI is brought to you from the official publishers of UK Ministry of Defence contract opportunities.
We have over 30 years of specialist procurement experience.
Our research team monitor 2792 independent sources every week (UN, NATO, defence agencies, security organisations, defence ministries worldwide).
DCI has established relationships with the UK MOD, OJEU and Federal Business Opportunities.
You can benefit from our dedicated Account Management team’s expert knowledge & support.
We provide specialised procurement events, training and consultancy services.
The global aerospace industry reached $719bn revenue in 2012
The UK aerospace industry had a £20bn turnover in 2012
The UK has largest aerospace industry in Europe, second worldwide behind USA
Annual commercial aircraft orders rose to a record 3,182 in 2013
The aerospace industry expected to grow at a rate of 6.8% over the next few years
The number of RAF combat aircraft increased from 154 in 2012 to 164 in 2013
The global security sector is expected to be worth $962bn by 2016
The UK security industry employs over 165,000 people in 11,500 companies
The UK is sixth largest exporter of security equipment with a commitment to increase exports by 50% by 2015
A global spend of $300bn expected on counter-terrorism by 2016
The USA spent of $16.6bn on counter-terrorism in 2013
The USA allocated $5.1bn for cyber operations in their 2014 Budget
In 2013 global Official Development Assistance was $134.8bn
The UN’s aid spending target is 0.7% of gross national income
The US is the largest donor spending $31.5bn in 2013
The UK currently has an £11bn foreign aid budget
2013 saw aid spending increases in the UK (27.8%), Japan (36.6%) and United Arab Emirates (375.5%)
In 2013, UK MOD procurement spend was £19.9bn
The UK has the sixth largest defence budget in the world
The UK captures 20% of the global defence export market
Defence is the fourth highest area of government expenditure behind Work and Pensions, Health, and Education
The UK is the largest exporter of defence equipment in Europe
The UK has the second largest military spend in NATO after the USA
£1.7bn was spent by police forces in England and Wales on non ICT goods and services, 2010/11
There are 25 police forces with joint procurement functions in England and Wales
£1.1bn was the Scottish Police Authority budget 2013/14
£96.6bn was the NHS England budget 2013/14
Territorial health boards in Scotland received a 3.1% funding increase
Almost £600m was spent by fire and rescue authorities in England, 2013
The Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) is a government and industry partnership which aims to secure a thriving UK defence sector.
The group aims to deliver a long-term strategic vision to maintain the UK’s position as a global defence leader, maximising opportunities for British business and further strengthening the economy.×
ADS is a leading trade organisation for all companies operating in the UK defence industries including aerospace and security.
ADS aims to bring industry and government together, working closely and collaboratively to maintain and grow the UK’s world-leading position in these industries.×
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is a trading fund of the MOD. Its purpose is to maximise the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK.
Dstl carries out high-level analysis to support MOD policy and procurement decisions, technical research in defence areas and operational work.×
UKTI DSO aims to help the UK defence and security industries to export by building strong relationships with industry and overseas governments.
They provide specialist export advice and practical assistance, working closely with industry and government departments including the MOD, the Home Office and the Export Licensing Organisation.×
The Aerospace Growth Partnership promotes a shared vision and plan for the UK aerospace industry for the next 15 years and beyond. The group also created the UK Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) to support the delivery of a long-term, targeted technology strategy, with investment of £2bn over the next seven years.×
The Space Innovation and Growth Team is a joint collaboration between industry, government and academia, with a defined 20-year vision and strategy for the future growth of the UK space industry.×
The Aircraft Carrier Alliance is a unique partnering relationship between industry and the UK Ministry of Defence. The alliance between Thales, BAE Systems, Babcock and DE&S was founded to transform the way in which large-scale projects such as the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers are produced and ultimately delivered.×
Set to establish in 2014/15 and worth up to £50m a year, the Police Innovation Fund aims to incentivise collaboration with other emergency services to enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales to invest in innovative delivery approaches that have the potential to increase efficiency and improve policing.×
With support from the Government and the Department of Health, the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme has introduced a new joint doctrine as well as rolling out an innovative training programme to be delivered on a tri-service basis.×
The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme aims to provide economical, intelligent and enhanced communication services across all relevant blue light service government departments. The ESMCP will challenge existing processes and seek opportunities for future developments across communications within the emergency services sector.×
The Defence Cyber Protection Partnership aims to meet the emerging threat to the UK defence supply chain by increasing awareness of cyber risks, sharing threat intelligence and defining risk-driven approaches to applying cyber security standards.×
The Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership delivers a key component of the UK’s cyber security strategy in facilitating the sharing of information on cyber threats in order to make UK businesses more secure in cyber space. This follows a successful pilot scheme launched by the Prime Minister which included over 160 companies across a range of UK sectors.×
The British Security Industry Association is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. Its members are responsible for more than 70% of UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services.×
Project Griffin is a police initiative to protect cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. It brings together and coordinates the resources of the police, emergency services, local authorities, business and the private sector security industry.×
The UN World Food Programme and Mastercard have teamed on a ‘digital food’ project to improve electronic food voucher systems by enabling voucher delivery through mobile phones and bank cards.×
Formed by health financing mechanism UNITAID and with backing from the UN, the Medicines Patent Pool aims to lower the prices of HIV medicines and facilitate the development of better-adapted HIV medicines in developing countries.×
International courier firm DHL has partnered with the Lebanese Government and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to launch a disaster preparedness programme for Beirut airport. The programme, called ‘Get Airports Ready for Disaster’, aims to help security, military and airport personnel improve their safety and security readiness for potential disasters.×
OCHA and IT giant Microsoft collaborate by developing and supporting an inter-agency website to boost humanitarian coordination through a cluster system, bringing UN and non-UN humanitarian organisations together to coordinate their emergency response.×
In 2013, global military expenditure was £1747bn
Biggest spenders in 2013 were the USA, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and France
UK is the second largest military spender in NATO after the USA
UK is the largest overseas supplier of defence equipment to the USA
In 2012/13 defence spending in the Middle East increased by 4.5%