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Introduction to CP&F
The CP&F programme is about the provision of an end to end eProcurement system and associated business processes which span the commercial, purchasing and financial accounting functions for the department. As an extension to this it includes the provision of more complete, reliable and accurate management information.
The programme is being rolled out in phases. This started with Release 2: the finance functionality, which happened in December 2016. Followed by Release 3: demand capture and contract management, which was implemented to different teams from May 2018 to December 2018.
The final release, has delivered e-Catalogues (formerly known as Government eMarketplace (GeM)) and the E-Sourcing capability will be implemented in the financial year 2020/21.
Defence Sourcing Portal (DSP) – Implementation Update
We are pleased to announce that the home page of the new MOD e-Sourcing platform, Defence Sourcing Portal (DSP) is now live for Supplier Registration and MOD announcements. This is the first step in the launch of our new e-sourcing capability.
We are committed to improving the way we interact with industry, and over the past few years have worked hard to improve our commercial systems. The introduction of the DSP represents a major milestone in our journey to modernise the way the Ministry of Defence interacts with industry for new business opportunities.
The full launch is planned for mid-February, and there will be further updates and communications covering this in the next few weeks. Until then we request all bidders/suppliers to
Register your organisation’s details on the DSP in readiness for the full launch, and browse the content on the new homepage
Continue to participate in our market opportunities listed on the Defence Contracts Online website accessible through the view opportunities button on the DSP homepage
Look out for news and updates on the new DSP homepage
Tell us what you think of the DSP by emailing us at DefComrclCPF-PMO@mod.gov.uk – we would really appreciate your feedback
The E-Catalogues functionality first went live on 22 June 2020.
Technology Products and Furniture catalogues are now available to MOD users on the Government e-Marketplace. It is planned that additional catalogues will be transitioned from existing MOD infrastructure to the Government e-Marketplace during 2020 and 2021. Further details on this will be shared in due course.
Access to the e-Catalogues provides iProcurement Users with real time pricing, so out-of-date catalogue item pricing and information will no longer cause additional processing. For Suppliers, content only needs to be held in one system, updates to content can be made quickly and easily and MOD Customers are able to view detailed information on the products available for purchase.
A ‘CP&F End to End Guide Including Exostar’ has been produced.
If you are experiencing any issues relating to your contracts in the first instance please contact your commercial manager. The Defence Business Services (DBS) enquiry centre can be contacted from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, on +44 (0)151 242 2000 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programme team is also providing direct support to suppliers and can be contacted on email@example.com.
Should you have any questions about managing your contract please engage with your MOD commercial officer directly.
Defence Business Services (DBS) enquiry centre for CP&F system support can be contacted between 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday on +44 (0)151 242 2000 option 2, or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.