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Transparency data: SSRO: prompt payment data 1 April 2019   31 March 2020

Transparency data: SSRO: prompt payment data 1 April 2019 31 March 2020

Prompt payment performance for the SSRO

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Open consultation: Review of the single source regulatory framework 2020: Consultation

Open consultation: Review of the single source regulatory framework 2020: Consultation

The SSRO has launched a consultation on its proposed recommendations for the 2020 review of the regulatory framework for single source defence contracts.

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Research and analysis: Quarterly qualifying defence contract statistics: Q2 2019/20

Research and analysis: Quarterly qualifying defence contract statistics: Q2 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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Consultation outcome: Reporting guidance consultation

Consultation outcome: Reporting guidance consultation

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

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Detailed guide: Reporting guidance and DefCARS

Detailed guide: Reporting guidance and DefCARS

The Defence Contract Analysis and Reporting System (DefCARS) allows contractors to meet the reporting requirements for contract and supplier reports.

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Public consultations

Public consultations

The SSRO has launched three public consultations.

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Open consultation: SSRO consultation on compliance and review methodology

Open consultation: SSRO consultation on compliance and review methodology

Seeks views on proposed updates to our compliance and review methodology.

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Open consultation: SSRO Allowable Costs guidance consultation

Open consultation: SSRO Allowable Costs guidance consultation

Seeks views on proposed changes to the SSRO's Allowable Costs guidance for 2020/21.

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Open consultation: Consultation on proposed referrals guidance on appeals against assessment as a QSC and notices of cessation as a QSC

Open consultation: Consultation on proposed referrals guidance on appeals against assessment as a QSC and notices of cessation as a QSC

Seeks views on proposed guidance for referrals processes in respect of both an appeal against assessment as a qualifying sub-contract (QSC) and a notice of cessation as a QSC.

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Transparency data: SSRO board meeting minutes: 27 June 2019

Transparency data: SSRO board meeting minutes: 27 June 2019

Agenda and minutes from the 27 June 2019 Board meeting

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Guidance: 2020 contract profit rate

Guidance: 2020 contract profit rate

2020/21 baseline profit rate, capital servicing rates and SSRO funding adjustment

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Consultation outcome: SSRO single source baseline profit rate methodology consultation

Consultation outcome: SSRO single source baseline profit rate methodology consultation

The SSRO is consulting on changes to the way it undertakes the assessment of the baseline profit rate.

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Transparency data: SSRO board meeting: 28 March 2019

Transparency data: SSRO board meeting: 28 March 2019

Agenda and minutes from the 28 March 2019 Board meeting

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Independent report: Annual compliance report 2019

Independent report: Annual compliance report 2019

This report presents a commentary from our review of the report submissions made by contractors for the procurement of military goods, works and services.

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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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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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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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