Defence Procurement Agency


Defence Procurement Agency
DPA headquarters, Bristol

Coordinates: 51°30′12″N 2°33′33″W / 51.5033°N 2.55917°W / 51.5033; -2.55917 The Defence Procurement Agency (DPA), was an Executive Agency of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence responsible for the acquisition of materiel, equipment and services, for the British armed forces.

Led by the Chief of Defence Procurement, the Agency sourced equipment and services from its headquarters in Bristol.

History

The Defence Procurement Agency was established on April 1, 1999, after the announcement in the Strategic Defence Review of a specialised agency to succeed the MoD Procurement Executive.[1] As of April 1, 2007 the Agency was merged with the Defence Logistics Organisation to form a new organisation called Defence Equipment and Support.[2]

References

  1. ^ Defence Procurement Agency Hansard, 31 March 1999
  2. ^ DE&S in Brief

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Defence Bills Agency — The Defence Bills Agency was an executive agency of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) which paid the bills from MOD contracts, invoices and collects MOD receipts and provides financial management information to budget holders. It was… …   Wikipedia

  • Chief of Defence Procurement — The Chief of Defence Procurement was a senior post in the British Ministry of Defence. The post holder was Chief Executive of the MoD Procurement Executive from 1971 until 1999 and then Chief Executive of the Defence Procurement Agency until 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • European Union defence procurement — European defence procurement refers to the collective armaments purchasing policies of European nations.Traditionally European countries have either developed their own weapon systems or bought off the shelf systems usually NATO sponsored from… …   Wikipedia

  • Defence Equipment & Support — Defence Equipment and Support (DE S) is the name of the merged procurement and support organisation within the UK Ministry of Defence. It came into being on 2 April 2007, bringing together the MoD s Defence Procurement Agency and the Defence… …   Wikipedia

  • Defence Information Infrastructure — (DII) is a secure military network owned by the United Kingdom s Ministry of Defence MoD. It covers the various branches of the armed forces, including the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force as well as MOD Civil Servants. It reaches to… …   Wikipedia

  • Defence Logistics Organisation — The Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) was a key element of the UK Ministry of Defence, responsible for supporting the armed forces throughout the various stages of an operation or exercise; from training, deployment, in theatre training and… …   Wikipedia

  • Defence Equipment and Support — DE S headquarters, Abbey Wood, Bristol …   Wikipedia

  • Defence Communication Services Agency — The Defence Communication Services Agency (DCSA) was responsible for the delivery of Information and Communication Services (ICS) across the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence from 1 April 1998 to March/April 2007. These services ranged from… …   Wikipedia

  • Defence Materiel Organisation — Type Australian Government Prescribed Agency Industry Government, Defence Founded 2000 Prescribed Agency in 2005 …   Wikipedia

  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory — Agency overview Formed 2 July 2001 Preceding agency Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Jurisdiction Un …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.