Published 21 February 2023

Defence Equipment & Support’s Space Delivery Team is inviting industry partners to demonstrate how they can support efforts to deliver UK sovereign defence-based ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) capabilities across the world.

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The Space Delivery Team (SDT) is engaging with the market prior to the publication of a Contract Notice and formal commencement of the procurement programme.

An in-person Market Interest Day will be held in Bristol on Friday 10 March to both brief potential industry partners and gain valuable insight and feedback on this process to ensure the success of the Framework.

The event will be facilitated by DE&S Space DT, DE&S Commercial, MoD COMDP, or a nominated external facilitator.

How to get involved

Applications to attend this Market Interest Day will not be accepted after Friday 24 February 2023 at midday.

The Market Interest Day will involve a briefing to Industry, during which the Authority will describe the requirement and proposed incremental delivery approach.

The day will consist of a presentation as well as smaller “syndicate style” discussions during which industry participation and feedback is encouraged in relation to the operational and procurement and commercial strategies.

All information gathered will be taken into consideration and may inform the future strategy of the programme.

A follow up document containing key information from the day will be provided to all attendees after the event. Commercially sensitive information will not be shared.

Attendance from Space Command, DSTL, and DE&S Space Delivery Team is expected on the day.

Join our industry market day

If your organisation wishes to attend this initial Market Interest Day please contact the following email address as soon as possible to register your interest:

Industry attendance will be limited to two (2) attendees per company due to limited capacity. There can be no guarantee that attendees from the same organisation will be seated together during the Market Interest Day and requests for such cannot be taken into consideration due to the scale of event.

The event, classified as “Official Sensitive”, requires confirmation of extant Security Clearance (BPSS as a minimum) to be provided and checked prior to attendance. Your registration will only be confirmed once checks have been completed. Information from the event can be shared with organisations not meeting the minimum security clearance who are unable to attend.