Acquisition Support

We apply a robust systems engineering approach to help successful develop and execute acquisition programs.

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Key contact

Jeremy Berwick

Managing Director, Defence and Security

Bath, United Kingdom

+44 (0)1489 553 100 defence-security.das@bmtglobal.com

Acquisition Support and Strategy

In order to keep acquisition programs safe, on schedule and fit-for-purpose, it’s essential to apply competent engineering design and evaluation effort together with an understanding of technical and safety risks associated with specific programs.

With this in mind, we’ve developed an integrated set of fundamental processes to make sure that front-line equipment is introduced into service as efficiently as possible, while maintaining the requirement to:

  • Establish and evolve a complete and consistent set of requirements that help deliver feasible and cost-effective system solutions
    Satisfy the cost, schedule and risk constraints
  • Provide a system, or any portion of a system, that satisfies stakeholders over the life of the products that make up the system
  • Provide for the safe and cost-effective disposal or retirement of the system
  • All of the engineering activity we conduct in support of acquisition programs is controlled by an integrated process framework (consisting of systems engineering, risk management and safety management), that operates within an overarching quality control framework.

The maritime and defence environment is a complex system of systems to which we provide structure through an applied systems-engineering approach. It focuses on defining customers’ needs and their required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements and then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation.

We have a diverse range of skills that help support acquisition programs at all the key stages, with expertise in:

  • Requirements Capture
  • Concept Development
  • Operational Concept Definition
  • Function and Performance Specification
  • Cost Modelling, Investment Appraisal and Business Case Development
  • Industry engagement (Request for Information/Proposal/Tender)
  • Program Management
  • Test and Trials, Verification and Validation, and Acceptance