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Doing Business with Defence

Suppliers who are looking to join QinetiQ’s supply chain and thus join the defence sector must prepare themselves to ensure that they comply with Government and Industry entry requirements. We will work with suppliers to make the process as seamless as possible.

Suppliers should consider the below requirements for contracting with UK primes:

  • JOSCAR membership (for more information on JOSCAR please visit our guide here: QinetiQ - JOSCAR)
  • Net Zero Strategy
  • Social Value Targets/Processes
  • Cyber Essentials certification
  • Necessary ISO certificates
  • Defence Conditions (DEFCON) compliance

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Are you JOSCAR registered?

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How many employees do you currently have?

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Engaging with SMEs

In celebration of the United Nations Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day, we have produced an insightful podcast with experts from QinetiQ and Vivace.

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Engaging with SMEs
UK Tech Cracking the Code for a New Age of Connectivity

Scott Mellor, COO at Isotropic Systems, explains how the partnership between Isotropic and QinetiQ has been delivering breakthrough, world-class services in the wide-reaching markets served by satellite.

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UK Tech Cracking the Code for a New Age of Connectivity
How to understand each other and work together effectively

SMEs play a vital role in everything we do at QinetiQ. Hugh Griffiths, CEO at Inzpire – part of the QinetiQ Group – shares his thoughts on how SMEs and Primes can work together in the defence market and how these partnerships can come to benefit all involved.

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In 2019, the UK became the first country in the world to set a legal target to be net zero by 2050. Since then, hundreds of companies, many of them in the technology sector, have made public commitments to be carbon neutral, adopt a science-based target, or even be carbon negative. More recently, the UK Government has outlined its expectation that suppliers adopt a science-based climate target, and that climate action will help companies to secure contracts through its Social Value Framework and Carbon Reduction Plans.

To make it easier for SMEs and microbusinesses to commit to cutting their emissions in half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050 or sooner, useful resources can be found here:

The UK GOV website brings together all government departments, agencies and public bodies to provide information, news and communications on all government services.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The guidance explains how SMEs can measure and report their GHG emissions as well as set targets to reduce them.

Small business user guide: Guidance on how to measure and report your greenhouse gas emissions - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)