MOD COVID-19 Supplier Relief Note to Industry

The Ministry of Defence have shared a note with UK industry that gives detail as to the process and parameters by which those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for supplier relief. The note can be found here:  MOD COVID-19 Supplier Relief Note

The below is an excerpt from the linked document.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact across all sectors of the UK economy. The Government has made available extensive support to UK firms and their employees to mitigate the worst effects. These, combined with the other consequences of the economic downturn, have put significant pressure on the public finances. Whilst the Ministry of Defence (MOD) recognises that Defence suppliers have not been immune to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no further public money available to alleviate the pressure it has caused. This means that any impact on performance, cost or time on Defence contracts will have potential adverse consequences on delivery of the Defence Programme. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,

MOD has received requests for relief from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on performance, cost and time of MOD contracts. MOD is engaged in discussions with some suppliers regarding their requests for relief.

If suppliers have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and they believe they may be entitled to relief in terms of performance, cost or time from MOD, they are requested to submit to the central team DefComrcl-COVID-19@mod.gov.uk details of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of performance, cost or time.

The evidence requirements are included in Annex A of the document.

If you have any questions or concerns with the information presented in the note please contact Tim.Martin@adsgroup.org.uk or Caroline.Donaghy@adsgroup.org.uk