Niteworks was established by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a commercially neutral environment in which to address complex Defence challenges through a partnership between MOD, industry and academia.


Update on the Niteworks competitive tendering process

A draft Statement of Requirement (SOR) has been released to the companies who expressed an interest in tendering to be the Niteworks Contractor. The draft SOR has been released for information purposes only, the final version of the SOR will form part of the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) in due course. The Authority will not provide any further information or answer any questions in relation to the draft SOR.

The project team is currently unable to confirm the release date for the ITN but it is anticipated that this will be mid-August 2018, however efforts are being made to bring the date forward.

In the meantime, organisations interested in joining the Niteworks Membership are invited to register their interest at noting that signing up to the membership will commence between ITN release and contract award.

Niteworks 3 contract ends

The Niteworks 3 contract ceased in accordance with the original contract timetable on 31 March 2018. As a consequence we will no longer be processing any new applications for the Niteworks 3 partnership.

The MOD remains fully committed to the benefits of the Niteworks partnership and the pan-industry approach. The requirement for a Niteworks (Replacement) has been endorsed by the Front Line Commands and Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) is working to deliver a successor core service as soon as possible, although this will be later in the financial year.

The Niteworks (Replacement) project was notified in the Defence Bulletin Contract Notice in November 2017, along with an industry briefing day on 25 January 2018. The MOD will be maintaining on-going engagement across the Niteworks partnership until the Niteworks (Replacement) project is in place. Should you wish to express an interest in joining the partnership at any subsequent opportunity please contact

What we do

Niteworks is a cost effective, impartial, sustainable and responsive evidence based support capability drawing together a broad spectrum of knowledge and expertise from industry, the MOD and academia in a collaborative environment to analyse and address security and defence issues. This could include but may not be limited to concept demonstration, experimentation, impartial perspectives into capability decisions, requirements de-risking and shaping and informing decisions across the defence lines of development (DLOD).

Contact Us

If you have any questions or queries you can contact us by email at, when emailing please identify whether your query is regarding Niteworks 3 or Niteworks Replacement.

Niteworks Replacement

Niteworks 3: What you need to know

Niteworks 3: case studies

  1. Niteworks 3: Prototyping a Rapid Messaging system for MOD

    • Case study
  2. Niteworks 3: Transforming the delivery of the UK’s Air ISTAR capability

    • Case study
  3. Niteworks 3: Improving Ground Based Air Defence

    • Case study
  4. Niteworks 3: Enhancing detection equipment to reduce risk to life

    • Case study
  5. Niteworks 3: Enabling MOD to take advantage of the IT revolution: The Brockworks Programme

    • Case study
  6. Niteworks 3: Rapidly upgrading Submarine Combat Systems

    • Case study
  7. Niteworks 3: Informing Acquisition for Future Aircraft Refuelling Capability

    • Case study
  8. Niteworks 3: improving support solutions for explosive ordnance disposal equipment

    • Case study
  9. Niteworks 3: Improving Army capability delivery through industry best practice

    • Case study
  10. Niteworks 3: Shaping Combat Service Support for Army 2020 and beyond

    • Case study
  11. Niteworks 3: Developing Joint Battlespace Management capability

    • Case study
  12. Niteworks 3: Exploiting Open Source Intelligence through innovation

    • Case study
  13. Niteworks 3: The Capability Concept Demonstrator

    • Case study
  14. Niteworks 3: Improving performance whilst reducing costs

    • Case study
  15. Niteworks 3: Supporting the MOD’s cyber capability

    • Case study
  16. Niteworks 3: Generating effective capability through experimentation

    • Case study
Published 28 March 2018
Last updated 22 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added an announcement about the Niteworks competitive tendering process.
  2. Added new shared mailbox contact details.
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