Procurement at Dstl

At Dstl we expect that work should be carried out by external suppliers (industry, universities and other research organisations) unless there is a clear reason for it to be done or led within government.

Depending on the nature of the contract, we usually advertise on one of:

Although we are run on commercial lines, we don’t compete for business with industry, nor do we undertake commercial work unless specifically tasked by the government.

Your intellectual property

We ensure our partners’ IP is protected, while we reserve the right for UK government to use the results of research and development funded by UK taxpayers.

Terms and conditions

Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public sector contracts should be aware that if they are awarded a new government contract, the resulting contract between the supplier and government will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law and for the protection of national security.