Our governance

SSRO Board

The board is responsible for the discharge of the SSRO’s functions; providing strategic leadership, direction, support and guidance; and overseeing the development and review of the SSRO’s aims and corporate objectives. It meets at least 4 times each year.

Board meetings

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • 21 March 2017
  • 24 May 2017
  • 26 June 2017

23 January 2017

8 December 2016

26 September 2016

21 June 2016

18 May 2016

23 March 2016

25 January 2016

8 January 2016 (Extraordinary Board)

9 December 2015

2 October 2015

4 September 2015 (Extraordinary Board)

24 June 2015

23 February 2015

14 January 2015 (Extraordinary Board)

18 December 2014 (Extraordinary Board)

8 December 2014

13 October 2014

SSRO Audit Committee

The audit committee is responsible for the independent review of the systems of internal control, risk management and of the external audit processes.

SSRO Regulatory Review Committee

The regulatory review committee acts as a project board for project relating to:

  • the review of the Defence Reform Act and Single Source Contract Regulations;
  • the review of statutory guidance on reporting, Allowable Costs, the determination of penalty amounts and the Defined Pricing Structure; and
  • the review and oversight of the Defence Contracts Analysis and Reporting System (DefCARS).

SSRO Referrals Committee

The referrals committee is responsible for considering all matters related to the functions listed below, as and when they arise:

  • price adjustments
  • determinations about the contract profit rate
  • determinations about allowable costs
  • determinations about final price adjustment
  • determinations about the use of records
  • confidentiality obligations
  • determining whether contract is qualifying sub contract
  • whether the SSPR applies to sub-contracts
  • determinations on a penalty; and
  • opinions and determinations

The Framework Document between the SSRO and MOD states that the SSRO Chairman has several obligations, including: “that he or she periodically assesses the performance of individual Board members when they are being considered for re-appointment, and that the mechanism for making this assessment is published”.

The terms of the first appointed non-executive Board members of the SSRO are due to lapse in September 2017. In assessing the performance of individual members at this time, the Chairman will use the following criteria:

  1. The member’s contribution to:
    • establishing the strategic direction of the SSRO;
    • overseeing the SSRO’s strategies, plans and priorities;
    • the development and review of key performance targets;
    • Board sub-committees; and
    • risk management, governance and internal control.
  2. Ensuring that the SSRO complies with all statutory and administrative requirements on the use of public funds.

  3. The members’ observance at all times with the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, issued by the Cabinet Office, and the SSRO’s Code of Conduct for Board Members.

SSRO Executive Committee

The executive committee is responsible for the day-to-day management of the SSRO.

Transparency Reports

Prompt Payment Statistics

Corporate documents

Gifts and hospitality