The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has renewed its corporate licence agreement with Commerce Decisions, a QinetiQ company and leading provider of software and services to support through-life procurement and delivery processes. This is the third successive year that the MOD has contracted for enterprise-wide use of the AWARD® solution to support the delivery of its procurement process.
AWARD® is a collaborative web-based software solution, designed specifically to support strategic procurement projects. AWARD® has been successfully deployed across MOD for over 13 years, supporting a wide range of Defence programmes - including construction, transport, defence systems, IT outsourcing, collaborative frameworks and multi-lot projects. Use of the AWARD® solution has enabled the MOD to better manage and standardise its evaluation practices with repeatable processes; the renewal of the corporate licence agreement will ensure that these efficiencies continue to be maximised across the organisation.
The MOD's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation has a £14 billion annual budget to buy and support all of the equipment that the UK military requires to operate effectively. A further £6 billion is procured by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the Commands and the MOD Centre, with approximately 5000 contracts placed each year.
AWARD® supports the MOD requirement to work more efficiently. It delivers consistent, repeatable processes for project deployments and is proven to reduce time to contract, improve value for money and reduce risk. AWARD® has supported over £150 billion worth of projects to date, across a range of sectors including central, local and regional government, utilities, transport, healthcare, aerospace and defence.
Wendy Wates, Managing Director, Commerce Decisions, said: “We are delighted to be awarded this MOD corporate licence agreement for the third successive year, recognising the value of our continuing support to MOD’s procurement evaluation processes. We look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with MOD, increasing procurement efficiencies, maintaining a high standard of service and building confidence in the evaluation process.”
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- Commerce Decisions: A wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ Group Plc, Commerce Decisions provides the AWARD® software and services to support the procurement and post contract review processes for both buyers and suppliers. AWARD® has been used by local and central government, healthcare and the defence, aerospace and utilities industries on a wide range of procurements of differing sizes and complexity, worth collectively over £150 billion.
- QinetiQ: A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its world class knowledge, research and innovation to provide high-end technical expertise and advice, to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. QinetiQ's unique position enables it to be a trusted partner to government organisations, predominantly in the UK and the US, including defence departments as well as other international customers in targeted sectors.