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.
Upcoming Board Meetings
- 11 December 2017
- 23 January 2018
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:
- 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.
Ensuring that the SSRO complies with all statutory and administrative requirements on the use of public funds.
- 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.
Prompt Payment Statistics
Gifts and hospitality
Register of Interests
- Register of interests (PDF, 202KB, 3 pages)