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 a year.

Board meetings

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • 22 May 2018
  • 26 June 2018
  • 27 September 2018
  • 4 December 2018

SSRO board meeting minutes and agenda

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 Committee

The regulatory committee provides strategic oversight of regulatory projects to the Board, including:

  • agreeing the annual recommendation of the baseline profit rate, capital servicing rates and SSRO funding adjustment to the Secretary of State;
  • acting as the standing committee for referral matters to ensure outcomes of referrals are reflected in the SSRO’s regulatory work
  • the review of the Defence Reform Act and Single Source Contract Regulations;
  • reporting obligations and the compliance methodology;
  • approval of reports requested by the Secretary of State; and
  • approval of updates to the SSRO’s statutory guidance.

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

SSRO Executive Committee

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

Non-executive appraisals

The Framework Document between the SSRO and MOD states that the SSRO Chairman should “periodically assess 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 Chairman uses the following criteria to assess the performance of individual members:

The Framework Document between the SSRO and MOD states that the SSRO Chairman should “periodically assess 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 Chairman uses the following criteria to assess the performance of individual members:

1.The member’s contribution to:

  • establishing and developing the strategic direction of the SSRO;
  • overseeing the SSRO’s strategies, plans and priorities;
  • the development, review and refinement of key performance targets;
  • Board sub-committees;
  • developing the Board’s performance; 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.

4.The members’ time commitment and attendance at meetings.

Transparency Reports

SSRO transparency data

Prompt Payment Statistics

SSRO prompt payment data

Gifts and hospitality

SSRO gifts and hospitality data

Register of Interests

Corporate documents