Security is a growing focus for governments around the world, and the UK is no exception. Investment into products and services that safeguard the lives of citizens is increasing constantly. Security tenders come from all parts of the public sector.
THE SECURITY MARKETPLACE
If you would like to win security tender opportunities with the UK public sector, learn more about the marketplace and how to win security tenders below.
The Government is taking steps to ensure the Armed Forces and police can respond to ever-changing threats and continue to protect national security.
Security spend offers opportunities for suppliers from a wide range of backgrounds. The main challenge suppliers face, however, is finding the opportunities that are most relevant to them. With Supply2Defence, the days of sifting through numerous portals trying to find the right security tender opportunities are over. Our Tender Alerts service does all the hard work for you.
Our Security Tenders portal covers areas including:
- Screening & Scanning
- IT & Cyber Security
- CCTV & Surveillance
- Drone/Counter Drone
- Access Control & Biometrics
- Systems Integration
- Private Security
- Training & Consultancy
- Guarding Services
- Specialist Vehicles
In recent years, advances in technology have boosted the United Kingdom’s security skills; and although innovation brings prosperity, it also poses risks as the country’s adversaries also grow stronger.
In 2019 the UK Government allocated £70 million in investment through its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to support research into the infusion of security and protection solutions. Improving the strength and resilience of hardware during the design process better protects consumers from cyber attacks.
On top of this, it also promised to invest a further £30 million to ensure the safety and security of internet-connected smart devices.
The UK Government wants the country to be a safer place to live and work online. To achieve this, it is investing in the cyber security industry and working with the sector to ensure that it is implementing the best controls for protection.
Cyber attacks have increased in frequency over the past few years, some making headline news due to the disruption they have caused.
Malware, data breaches and hacking are all cyber threats the UK public and defence sector faces on a daily basis. To combat this government must invest in new cyber security strategies and collaborate with experts in the field to obtain maximum protection from threats.
Learn more by visiting our Cyber Security Tenders section.
OPPORTUNITIES WITH DASA
The Defence and Security Accelerator has been established to help the UK Government access innovative ideas, equipment and services more quickly for UK security and military users in order to help maintain security and military advantage over adversaries.
DASA is a cross-government organisation that supports start-ups and SMEs to deliver innovation and value to defence buyers. In its first two years, DASA has run 26 innovation competitions and invested £42.1 million in 278 projects.
At the Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2019 event, Dr Lucy Mason, Head of DASA, encouraged suppliers with niche solutions and innovative ideas to reach out and learn more about defence procurement.
“Governments must get used to operating in a very fast-paced, uncertain environment, where threats may emerge from unexpected places and where a state often does not have the levers or remit needed to act. This means becoming better at spotting possible security threats and opportunities and being more agile in responding quickly to them.”
Dr Mason believes that the ever-evolving threats the UK and all nations face means that government must be prepared to meet new challenges and find ways to respond to them quickly.
– Dr Lucy Mason, quoted from the MOD Guide to Defence and Security 2019
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EXAMPLE SECURITY TENDERS
Wychavon District Council – upgrade of analogue CCTV control room to new digital equipment and relocate it to a new room within the Council Offices and require a maintenance contract for new system, their existing cameras and the current control system prior to changeover.
Ministry of Justice – Supply of Hand Held Security Metal Detectors for HM prisons within England Wales, Northern Ireland & Scotland as well as UK Border Force.
Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee – Security equipment is required for the Commonwealth Games, briefly comprising fencing, crowd control barriers, X-ray equipment, CCTV, security lighting, radio systems and hostile vehicle mitigation.
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