MOD (Ministry of Defence)

The UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) protects the security, independence and interests of the United Kingdom at home and abroad. The government department works with UK allies and partners whenever possible. Its aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that it keeps within budget.


The Ministry of Defence has 7 military tasks:

  • defending the UK and its overseas territories
  • providing strategic intelligence
  • providing nuclear deterrence
  • supporting civil emergency organisations in times of crisis
  • defending our interests by projecting power strategically and through expeditionary interventions
  • providing a defence contribution to UK influence
  • providing security for stabilisation

One of the MOD's key priorities is to continue the transformation of defence through the restructuring of the armed forces to create a simpler and more effective organisation at a lower cost to the taxpayer. This means sharp management of defence procurement.

MOD IT Procurement

MODMOD Defence Contracts Online (MOD DCO) is the only official source of contract opportunities with the department.

The MOD represents a huge market opportunity for your company. From computers to catering, boots to batteries and sportswear to satellite communication systems, no matter what product or service you supply, you could and should be selling to the MOD.

MOD Defence Contracts Online (MOD DCO) provides all suppliers to the MOD with free, online access to tender and contract opportunities with a value of over £10,000.

Access to other UK, European and global opportunities, including those previously announced in MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin (MOD DCB) Online, relating to defence, security, emergency services, humanitarian aid, counter-terrorism and homeland security markets, are also available through optional value-added subscription-based services.

The MOD DCB publication continues to be available upon subscription. MOD DCB contains contract announcements with a value of over £101,323 in addition to exclusive news and features on developments within the MOD supply chain.

For further information or to register, please visit MOD DCB or About Procurement.