Providing engineering services to Defence Equipment & Support

Are you an organisation providing engineering services to the defence or related industries? Aurora Engineering Partnership (Aurora) wants you to register your interest in joining an online engineering services engagement event.

QinetiQ, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and BMT have formed Aurora Engineering Partnership (Aurora) which has been confirmed Preferred Bidder for the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Engineering Delivery Partner contract. Aurora has commenced detailed negotiations with the DE&S with a view to starting service delivery later this year, subject to contract, and we want to talk to industry providers about how you can get involved and support the delivery of critical defence engineering services.

What is Aurora? 

QinetiQ, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and BMT have collaborated to form the Aurora Engineering Partnership to support Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) transformation strategy and drive benefits through the delivery of engineering services. 

What is the Engineering Delivery Partner Contract?

The Engineering Delivery Partner Contract creates an integrated partnership between the DE&S Engineering Function and selected leading engineering providers, aligning the wider community under an improved operating approach.

The Engineering Delivery Partner will provide a coherent engineering service to DE&S Delivery Teams that reduces operating costs through strong partnering behaviours, leveraging innovation and providing more efficient commissioning of engineering services and personnel.

What are Engineering Services? 

Aurora has categorised the expected engineering services into 11 high level categories:

  1. Capability, Innovation, Technology Development and Assessment
  2. User Requirement Definition
  3. System Requirements Definition
  4. Test, Evaluation and Acceptance
  5. Independent Assurance, Evaluation and Advice
  6. Through-life Availability Management
  7. Through-life Capability Management
  8. Legislative and Regulatory Compliance: Certification, Safety, Security and Environmental
  9. Supplier Technical Assessment and Monitoring
  10. Engineering Support to Decisions
  11. Knowledge Management

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