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Research and analysis: Annual qualifying defence contract statistics: 2018/19

Research and analysis: Annual qualifying defence contract statistics: 2018/19

The annual statistics bulletin is part of a regular published series of statistical reports, containing analysis of key QDC/QSC information.

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Research and analysis: Quarterly qualifying defence contract statistics: Q1 2019/20

Research and analysis: Quarterly qualifying defence contract statistics: Q1 2019/20

The Single Source Regulations Office has released its latest quarterly publication on key statistics relating to qualifying defence contracts (QDCs) and qualifying sub-contracts (QSCs).

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Corporate report: SSRO Annual Report and Accounts 2018 to 2019

Corporate report: SSRO Annual Report and Accounts 2018 to 2019

SSRO annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019.

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Closed consultation: Reporting guidance consultation

Closed consultation: Reporting guidance consultation

The SSRO is consulting on changes to its reporting and DefCARS user guidance.

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Consultation outcome: SSRO Data Strategy

Consultation outcome: SSRO Data Strategy

We are seeking views on the SSRO’s proposed data strategy for information provided in statutory reports under the Defence Reform Act 2014.

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Secretary of State announces new rates for determining profit in regulated defence contracts

Secretary of State announces new rates for determining profit in regulated defence contracts

Following the SSRO’s recommendation in January 2019, the Secretary of State for Defence has announced the baseline profit rate and other rates to be used from 1 April 2019 to determine the profit element of qualifying defence contracts and qualifying sub-contracts.

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Pricing guidance review 2018: Consultation outcome

Pricing guidance review 2018: Consultation outcome

The SSRO has published the outcome of its consultation on pricing guidance changes for 2019/20.

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New Chief Executive for defence Non Departmental Public Body

New Chief Executive for defence Non Departmental Public Body

The Board of the Single Source Regulations Office has appointed a new Chief Executive

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Chief Executive announcement

Chief Executive announcement

The SSRO’s Chief Executive, Marcine Waterman, is leaving the organisation on 24 October 2017 after three years in the role.

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Review of legislation update

Review of legislation update

The SSRO has sent an update to consultation respondents on its review of the regulatory framework.

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Review of legislation update

Review of legislation update

The SSRO has sent an update to consultation respondents on its review of the regulatory framework.

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SSRO launches new Defence Contracts Analysis and Reporting System

SSRO launches new Defence Contracts Analysis and Reporting System

The SSRO has launched its new Defence Contracts Analysis and Reporting System (DefCARS 2).

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SSRO launches new Defence Contracts Analysis and Reporting System

SSRO launches new Defence Contracts Analysis and Reporting System

The SSRO has launched its new Defence Contracts Analysis and Reporting System (DefCARS 2).

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Better value for money and fairer profits

Better value for money and fairer profits

The Defence Secretary has today announced a better deal for taxpayers, with the lowering of the baseline profit rate for contracts placed under Single Source Contract Regulations from 8.95% to 7.46%.

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New Chair appointed for defence regulator

New Chair appointed for defence regulator

The Secretary of State for Defence has appointed a new chair for the independent defence regulator, the Single Source Regulations Office.

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New Chair appointed for defence regulator

New Chair appointed for defence regulator

The Secretary of State for Defence has appointed a new chair for the independent defence regulator, the Single Source Regulations Office.

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Perspectives on non competitive defence spending September 2016

Perspectives on non competitive defence spending   September 2016

Single source defence procurement, where there is no competition, is an area of public spending which is not well understood or transparent.

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Perspectives on non competitive defence spending September 2016

Perspectives on non competitive defence spending   September 2016

Single source defence procurement, where there is no competition, is an area of public spending which is not well understood or transparent.

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Defence companies and MOD’s procurement agency ‘failing’ contract regulations

Defence companies and MOD’s procurement agency ‘failing’ contract regulations

Defence companies are failing to comply with new regulations over non-competitive contracts, a report by the independent watchdog has shown.

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Multiple profit rates on contracts could save MOD millions

Multiple profit rates on contracts could save MOD millions

Taxpayers and the Armed Forces could be saved millions if multiple profit rates are introduced for defence contractors, the new Ministry of Defence regulator has found.

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Single Source Cost Standards: Statutory Guidance on Allowable Costs

Single Source Cost Standards: Statutory Guidance on Allowable Costs

The SSRO has updated its Statutory Guidance on Allowable Costs, which contractors and the Ministry of Defence must have regard to when determining whether costs are Allowable in single source qualifying defence contracts.

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Single Source Cost Standards: Statutory Guidance on Allowable Costs

Single Source Cost Standards: Statutory Guidance on Allowable Costs

The SSRO has updated its Statutory Guidance on Allowable Costs, which contractors and the Ministry of Defence must have regard to when determining whether costs are Allowable in single source qualifying defence contracts.

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Clive Tucker’s speech to the Defence Acquisition Conference 2016

Clive Tucker’s speech to the Defence Acquisition Conference 2016

“Single source procurement: what’s working, what isn’t and what needs to change”

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Review of the single source regulatory framework: call for input

Review of the single source regulatory framework: call for input

The Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) has today launched the first stage of its review of the regulatory framework for single source defence contracts.

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Regulator cuts over £1m from Rolls Royce contract with the MOD

Regulator cuts over £1m from Rolls Royce contract with the MOD

In a landmark ruling, 1.27 million pounds has been stripped from the costs Rolls Royce is allowed to bill to the Ministry of Defence as part of a major contract – and millions of pounds’ worth of other costs are still under investigation.

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SSRO publishes updated report templates and user guides

SSRO publishes updated report templates and user guides

The SSRO has updated its report templates and user guides, which now contain screen shots for the most commonly used documents to aid completion and compliance.

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SSRO publishes updated report templates and user guides

SSRO publishes updated report templates and user guides

The SSRO has updated its report templates and user guides, which now contain screen shots for the most commonly used documents to aid completion and compliance.

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New guidance on profits on single source defence contracts published

New guidance on profits on single source defence contracts published

The Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) has published new guidance on how companies and the Ministry of Defence should calculate the profit allowed on single source contracts.

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SSRO joins UK Regulators Network (UKRN)

SSRO joins UK Regulators Network (UKRN)

The SSRO is pleased to announce that it is now a member of the UK Regulators Network (UKRN).

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SSRO joins UK Regulators Network (UKRN)

SSRO joins UK Regulators Network (UKRN)

The SSRO is pleased to announce that it is now a member of the UK Regulators Network (UKRN).

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Regulator to investigate wage inflation at request of Secretary of State

Regulator to investigate wage inflation at request of Secretary of State

Under Section 37 of the Defence Reform Act, the Secretary of State has commissioned the SSRO to carry out research into current and future wage inflation in single source contracts.

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Regulator to investigate wage inflation at request of Secretary of State

Regulator to investigate wage inflation at request of Secretary of State

Under Section 37 of the Defence Reform Act, the Secretary of State has commissioned the SSRO to carry out research into current and future wage inflation in single source contracts.

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Clive Tucker appointed as Interim Chair of SSRO

Clive Tucker appointed as Interim Chair of SSRO

The Single Source Regulations Office has announced that Clive Tucker will serve as the organisation’s Interim Chair while a permanent replacement for Jeremy Newman is sought.

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Clive Tucker appointed as Interim Chair of SSRO

Clive Tucker appointed as Interim Chair of SSRO

The Single Source Regulations Office has announced that Clive Tucker will serve as the organisation’s Interim Chair while a permanent replacement for Jeremy Newman is sought.

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SSRO Chairman to stand down

SSRO Chairman to stand down

The Single Source Regulations Office has announced that its Chair, Jeremy Newman, is standing down.

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SSRO publishes full suite of DPS templates

SSRO publishes full suite of DPS templates

The SSRO has published the full suite of Defined Pricing Structure (DPS) templates covering all military equipment types.

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SSRO publishes final version of compliance rating methodology

SSRO publishes final version of compliance rating methodology

The Single Source Regulations Office has finalised the compliance rating methodology that will be used to assess compliance by MOD and the defence industry with their obligations under the Single Source Contract Regulations 2014.

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SSRO publishes DPS for Ordnance system

SSRO publishes DPS for Ordnance system

The Single Source Regulations Office has published a new Defined Pricing Structure (DPS) template for an Ordnance system, and refreshed its existing DPS templates.

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SSRO to attend DSEI 2015

SSRO to attend DSEI 2015

The Single Source Regulations Office will be speaking at the DSEI conference

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Handling commercially sensitive information

Handling commercially sensitive information

Statement on SSRO handling of confidential and commercially sensitive information

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