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4 SEPTEMBER 2018 – LONDON

Major General Giles Hill, ACDS DE, will host a CEDE Industry Briefing on 4 September 2018 at the Army Reserve Centre in White City, LONDON W12 7RW.

Aim

To inform Industry of the upcoming opportunity to tender for the provision of services to the Ministry of Defence to run a CEDE office. The office is to deliver increased capacity and coherence to overseas Counter Explosive Ordnance and C-IED Defence Engagement activity, to actively promote UK Defence exports (services and equipment) and to reduce the demand on scarce UK military EOD&S trade groups.

Context

The UK is a world leader in the field of C-EO/C-IED. Currently the MOD receives more requests for assistance for C-EO/C-IED annually than it is currently able to satisfy through the limited number of specialist UK military personnel able to deploy. The establishment of the CEDE office seeks to outsource the functions of developing and maturing opportunities with international partners, the provision of decision support to a governance committee and the commercial functions required to take an approved opportunity through to contract and through-life management. The positive impact of assistance is such that UK involvement can reap significant benefits in terms of improving bilateral relations and improving the UK’s public and international image.

Format

Presenters will brief on the concept of the CEDE office, the functions it will be expected to provide, and the benefits for both HMG and UK Industry. In the afternoon, 20-minute 1:1 sessions will be available to be booked with the CEDE Project Team for closed targeted questioning/clarification.

Attendees

Attendance at this Industry Briefing is by application only. Attendance is subject to approval by the MOD. The event is open to companies who are part of C-IED UK as well as those not currently active in the C-EO/C-IED sphere.

Applications

Applications to attend the Industry Briefing should be sent via email to adrian.cooper749@mod.gov.uk (and copied to anne.ellis601@mod.gov.uk) by no later than 22 August 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by email by 31 August 2018.

Applications to attend the Industry Briefing must include:

  • Company name
  • Representative’s:
    • Full name
    • Nationality
    • Date of birth
    • SC clearance details
    • Contact email and phone number

Security Clearance

Attendees must be cleared to SC level and be UK Nationals.

Venue

Army Reserve Centre, South Africa Road, White City, LONDON W12 7RW. Note there is no parking available on-site. The venue is a 2-3 minute walk from White City Underground station.

Timings

Doors will open at 0900hrs, with an opening brief by ACDS DE at 1000hrs. Briefings will be complete by 1200hrs and thereafter there will then be an opportunity for individual company representatives to have a short 1:1 session with the MOD team.

Refreshments

Limited hot drinks facilities will be available on-site.

Security

Please allow at least 30 minutes to clear security at the entrance to the venue. Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry to this Industry Day event.

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Post written by: Robert Atherton


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