21st - 22nd September, 2022
UTAC Millbrook, Bedfordshire

The SSMT has now moved out of DE&S to form part of MOD Commercial, and is the MOD focal point for the provision of advice and guidance to companies interested in becoming defence suppliers. Its staff can explain how to become a UK defence supplier and some of the processes and procedures that the MOD uses to buy a wide variety of goods and services. The DSS advises companies of all sizes, from both the UK and overseas, and the vast majority of the 2000 or so enquiries it receives each year are from SMEs.

How the SSMT is able to help companies of all sizes, including SMEs:

The SSMT acts purely in an advisory capacity by:

  • Operating a Defence Suppliers Help Desk facility.
  • Providing an overview of how MOD acquisition is undertaken and the various procedures that are used.
  • Providing information packs about becoming a defence supplier, which include the Selling to the MOD brochure and copies of MOD DCB providing appropriate points of contact for the various MOD acquisition staff who may have an interest in the goods or services that a company is able to provide, so that the company can contact the buyer directly to discuss any possible future business opportunities.
  • Acting as the UK’s European focal point to provide advice and a point of contact for European companies interested in becoming UK defence suppliers.


Further information about the SSMT and how to become a defence supplier can be obtained by contacting:

Def Comrcl Strategic Supplier Mgt
Spruce 3b, #1301
Abbey Wood South
Bristol BS34 8JH
Tel:  030 679 82994

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