The Defence and Security Public Contract Regulations (DSPCR) became law in August 2011 and provides a regulatory framework for an open and competitive market for suppliers in the defence and security sectors. A 5 year statutory review has been completed.
The review sought to understand whether the DSPCR was meeting its objective to facilitate open competition across the EU, in order to ensure best value for money in defence procurement while protecting essential national security interests. The review concludes that this objective is being met, but notes that application of the regulations has not resulted in a significant increase in cross border procurement. It is considered that this is primarily due to the inherent difficulties of international business, rather than the application of the regulations.
Presented to Parliament pursuant to Regulation 2 of the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011.