Mastek joins £1.2bn DIPS framework to enhance UK defence digital strategy

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Mastek, a leading digital engineering and cloud transformation partner, has announced its inclusion in the UK Ministry Of Defence’s (MOD) prestigious Digital and IT Professional Services (DIPS) framework. Awarded a place on Lot 1 of the framework, Mastek is set to offer solutions in enterprise and tech architecture, data management, innovation, tech assurance, and knowledge and information management. Additionally, Mastek will serve as a subcontractor for Qinetiq Limited on Lot 2, which covers development, applications, user experience, DevOps, systems design, and application support, and on Lot 3, focused on cyber security, cryptography, security operations, and integrated systems.

The DIPS framework, facilitated by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and valued at approximately £1.2 billion over four years, aims to support the MOD with its digital strategy in crucial areas such as data, modern technology, cyber defence, and digital capability delivery. This framework is critical for meeting the demands of the Defence’s transformation objectives and is aligned with the goals of Defence Digital. Mastek’s involvement is expected to provide the MOD access to a broad range of industry skills and resources, ensuring cost-competitive and timely digital solutions.

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Dean Richardson, Head of Digital Enablement at Mastek, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership: “Being a supplier to the MOD through the DIPS framework is a fabulous opportunity to grow our already proven trusted relationship. We’ve brought together a strong supply chain ecosystem, which gives us the best structure to deliver against the MOD’s future requirements. We have used the procurement time wisely and are ready to get started.”

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Since 2017, Mastek has been a trusted supplier to the MOD, continually investing in the development of mission-critical capabilities such as strategy, digital & cloud applications, architecture, security, identity management, DevSecOps, and data exploitation. The DIPS Framework will serve as a key route to market for these capabilities in Defence, further solidifying Mastek’s role as a pivotal player in the digital transformation of UK Defence services.

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Mastek’s selection for the DIPS framework marks a significant milestone in their ongoing partnership with the UK MOD. This inclusion not only reinforces Mastek’s commitment to supporting national defence strategies but also highlights their capability to deliver comprehensive digital and IT solutions in a competitive market. The framework will facilitate quicker deliveries, enhanced reporting, and better value for taxpayers, which are crucial for the success of digital strategies in public sectors.

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