Reading, UK : Mastek (MASTEK; BSE: 523704) announced today that it has secured a position on Lot 1 of the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Digital and IT Professional Services (DIPS) framework, covering Solution, Enterprise & Tech Architecture, Data, Innovation, Tech Assurance, and Knowledge & Information Management. Additionally, Mastek will act as a subcontractor for Qinetiq Limited on Lot 2 and Lot 3, pertaining to Development, Applications, User Experience (UX), DevOps, Systems Design, Application Support, Cyber Security, Cryptography, Security Operations, and Integrated Systems.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) collaborated with MOD in creating the DIPS framework, with CCS becoming the framework authority upon launch, while MOD handles customer engagement. The framework is slated to operate for four years. CCS aids the public sector in attaining optimal commercial value during procurement, having supported £3.8bn worth of commercial benefits in 2022/23, promoting high-quality public services at optimal taxpayer value.

The DIPS framework will empower MOD in executing its digital strategy, focusing on data, modern technology, cyber defense, and timely digital capability delivery, aligning with Defence’s transformation goals. Aligned with Defence Digital’s transformation objectives, the DIPS framework offers access to diverse industry skills via predefined terms and conditions, facilitating faster time-to-market, enhanced delivery, reporting, and cost-effectiveness. With a budget of approximately £1.2bn over four years, the DIPS framework aims to expedite MOD’s digital capabilities and initiatives.

Dean Richardson, Head of Digital Enablement at Mastek, expressed enthusiasm about the opportunity to further solidify their relationship with MOD through the DIPS framework, leveraging a robust supply chain ecosystem to meet MOD’s evolving needs efficiently. Having served as a trusted MOD supplier since 2017, Mastek continues to enhance its mission-critical capabilities in strategy, digital & cloud applications, architecture, security, identity management, DevSecOps using agile delivery models, and data exploitation. The DIPS Framework represents a pivotal avenue for showcasing these capabilities in Defence.


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