Dstl Engineering Services Framework

Dstl Engineering Services Framework

This Framework Agreement is divided into three Lots: Lot 1: Machining, Lot 2: Fabrication, Lot 3: Electro-Mechanical.

Dstl Engineering Services Framework Agreement

Contract summary



  • Engineering services – 71300000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£3,000,000 to £5,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

2 March 2021

Closing date

1 April 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 August 2021

Contract end date

31 July 2027

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

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The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is proposing to establish a multi-supplier framework agreement for the provision of engineering services.

Dstl undertake a variety of Machining, Fabrication and Electro-Mechanical engineering activities in support of Tasks placed on the organisation within a dynamic Defence environment.
The range of Tasks dictates the type, scale and sensitivity of requirements on a case-by-case basis, and is often requested within very tight timescales.

To fulfil these Tasks, Dstl adopts a flexible, responsive and adaptable approach to each, which requires working closely with its supply base; building a strong working relationship is key to achieving the desired outcomes.

This Framework Agreement (FA) is to provide a range of Engineering Services and Support, delivering prototypes, small batch projects and trials support across the full breadth of Dstl programmes of work, managed through the Dstl Engineering Capability.

The majority of requirements will involve bespoke services, however goods, services and on occasion off the shelf items may be requested.

This Framework Agreement is divided into three Lots:
– Lot 1: Machining
– Lot 2: Fabrication
– Lot 3: Electro-Mechanical
Bidders may submit a response in relation to one or more of these three Lots.


More information


Additional text
The Authority is utilising an electronic procurement system for the management of this opportunity.
This can be accessed via https://www.contracts.mod.uk 

How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer



Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)