23 Nov 2018

Top Tips: Tendering for Security Contracts


In recent years, the evolving threats to national security have prompted government organisations, including the Ministry of Defence, to tackle a number of sophisticated challenges. In order to find suitable suppliers who can provide the products, solutions and services that it needs, the MOD relies on the public procurement process.

Find out how you can win the right security contracts with DCI.


Choosing the right security contract

Before you begin the bidding process, it’s important that you understand the costs involved. Having a clear understanding of this will help you see the true value of the opportunity. Ensuring you have the right resources and capabilities to undertake the tender is vital.

DCI’s Contract Alert tool sends relevant MOD tender opportunities and award notices straight to your inbox.


Knowing the market

When it comes to finding and winning security contracts, knowledge is power. With Market Intelligence, customers can gain access to over 200 news sources from across the world – DCI publishes stories on global politics, business and procurement. This guarantees that you are always fully aware of the latest global news relating to your industry. This critical information will also ensure that you stay ahead of your competitors and never miss relevant tender opportunities.


Finding opportunities with Commercial Projects

DCI’s Commercial Projects tool gives you access to over 50,000 new contracts every month, with access to private sector leads and named contact details for key decision makers, influencers and bidders. Having this knowledge will help you gain visibility in an extremely competitive market, which could lead to an increase in sales for your business.

DCI Commercial Projects is valuable for businesses throughout the defence supply chain as it offers substantial crossover opportunities for defence suppliers to realise the opportunities open to them in both the public and private sectors.


Cyber security

Cyber attacks are on the rise with increasing volumes of suspicious emails – protecting your business and your customers has never been so important. Every year cyber criminals target businesses of all sizes. Cyber security incidents cost the average UK SME £25,700 last year in direct costs. In October, Computer Weekly reported that the cost of data breaches has risen to an average of just over £1.2m including all attack mitigation and business disruption costs – up from £717,909. It’s vital that your business protects itself from cyber attacks with Cyber Essentials Online.


Winning security contracts

If you would like to win security contacts, you can sign up to Defence Contracts International for security and counter terrorism tender alerts. Begin your free trial now and start bidding for contracts across the UK.