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Overview of frameworks and contracting routes.

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Below are just some of the contracting routes and frameworks we operate with.


A contract with MOD Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Quality Safety & Environmental Protection (QSEP) team to enable development, hosting and support of the web-based safety and environmental performance reporting system (ASSERT).

Defence Human Capability Science & Technology Centre (DHCSTC)

Led by the Defence Information Training & Services division of BAE Systems, DHCSTC aims to support the integration of human sciences research across the MOD.

Defence Support and Logistics (DSL)

A MOD contract led by QinetiQ which covers a broad range of technical issues such as logistics, supply chain management, deployable infrastructure, engineering support within the area of MOD logistics research.

Framework Agreement for Technical Support (FATS)

A MOD contract that can be used for a range of technical work including individual studies, larger project support and specialist engineering support.


A framework between the HMG and suppliers to provide cloud-based services.

Naval Authority Industry Alliance (NAIA)

An enabling contract with MOD Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) Naval Authority Group (NAG) to provide specialist management, technical and engineering support  

Naval Design Standards (NDS)

A MOD contract used to assist in the active management and control of technical amendments, update of the Maritime DefStans and of associated acquisition documentation under the control of MOD Naval Authority Group (NAG). 


A partnership between MOD and industry that aspires to be the definitive partnership to provide decision support to enhance current and future capability.


A Dstl construct for procuring low technology readiness level research. It aims to broaden Dstl’s supply base and reduce the cost of trading with Dstl.

Naval Design Partnering (NDP)

A partnership led by the MOD Directorate of Ships in order to conduct all pre-concept and concept ship designs for the Royal Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Submarine Naval Design Partnering (Subs NDP)

A partnership led by the MOD Directorate of Submarines in order to conduct all pre-concept and concept ship designs for the Royal Navy submarines.


A framework agreement for the provision of Research & Development and software development & support for the UK Hydrographics Office.