Construction projects in the defence sector
Produced in partnership with Silver Shemmings LLP
Construction projects in the defence sector

The following Construction practice note Produced in partnership with Silver Shemmings LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Construction projects in the defence sector
  • Spending policy
  • Procurement policy
  • Public procurement rules
  • Defence Reform Act 2014 and the Single Source Contract Regulations 2014
  • The role of the SSRO
  • QDC reporting requirements
  • Standard form construction contracts

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Construction?

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This Practice Note looks at construction and engineering projects in the defence sector. It provides information about the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) spending and procurement policies, the applicable public procurement rules, the Defence Reform Act 2014 (DRA 2014) and Single Source Contract Regulations 2014 (SSCR 2014) and the use of standard form construction contracts.

Spending policy

Defence is organised into six ‘Top Level Budgets’:

  1. Head Office and Corporate Services

  2. Navy Command

  3. Army Command

  4. Air Command

  5. Joint Forces Command

  6. the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)

The MOD has

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