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QinetiQ named as supplier on new £1.2bn DIPS framework for UK’s Ministry of Defence

QinetiQ has been named as a supplier on the new Digital and IT Professional Services (DIPS) framework for the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) to be run by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). Over four years the framework agreement will deliver a range of digital and IT specialist’s professional services to Defence Digital, accounting for an estimated £1.2bn of spend.

QinetiQ has been named as a prime supplier on two of six lots:

  • Lot 2: DevApps, UX, Dev Ops, System Design & Applications Support

  • Lot 3: Cyber Security, Crypto, Security Operations & Integrated systems.  


In addition, QinetiQ is a subcontract partner on two additional lots of the framework:

  • Lot 1: Solution, Enterprise & Tech Architecture, Data, Innovation Tech Assurance & Knowledge and Information Management

  • Lot 6: Intelligence Solutions.


James Willis, Chief Executive, UK Intelligence, QinetiQ, said “We have a proven track record under similar framework agreements of successfully partnering with an ecosystem of both large contractors with a long heritage in defence and suppliers that are newer to defence who can bring fresh perspectives to defence challenges, to address our customers’ most complex challenges at pace. I’m delighted with our selection as a leading provider on the DIPS framework as it allows us to leverage our well-established expertise in defence and security across air, sea, land, cyber domains to develop exciting new solutions that will deliver vital mission capability.”


Crown Commercial Service (CCS) assisted MOD in the production of the DIPS framework and became the framework authority when it went live in November 2023, with MOD responsible for all customer engagement.

Through this new framework QinetiQ and its partners, will deliver services aligned with its core offerings of digital engineering (DevSecOps), cyber security and mission systems architectures, to enable information sharing and provide actionable intelligence for multiple operational users and deliver core mission capability to the Armed Forces.


The DIPS framework is strongly aligned to the ongoing transformation objectives at Defence Digital and will allow MOD access to a wide range of industry skills through pre-defined terms and conditions. Reducing the time to run competitions and accelerating delivery, this new framework is aligned to MODs direction toward outcome-based contracting that will provide improved delivery (to time, cost or quality) and value for money.

QinetiQ continues to develop its mission critical digital capabilities in the areas of DevSecOps and Cyber. The DIPS framework will provide a key route to market for these capabilities that will enable the continued transformation of our customer’s decision making cycle. QinetiQ’s position as a strategic supplier to Defence Digital is further enhanced with our role on the DIPS framework.


Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2022/23, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £3.8 billion - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

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