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Single Source Regulation Office

The Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). We play a key role in the regulation of single source, or non-competitive, defence contracts. The SSRO was established by the Defence Reform Act 2014, which also created a regulatory framework for single source defence contracts. We support the operation of the framework, which places controls on the prices of qualifying contracts and requires greater transparency on the part of defence contractors.

"The contracts that are subject to the regulatory framework are worth a significant amount, with a total estimated price of £43.1 billion for contracts that became Qualifying Defence Contracts (QDCs) or Qualifying Sub-contracts (QSCs) between April 2015 (when the first QDC was entered into) and 30 June 2020.”

It is vital that single source contracts efficiently deliver the goods, works and services the UK government needs for defence purposes.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The SSRO is an executive non-departmental public body established by Part 2 of the Defence Reform Act 2014 and sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We play a key role in the regulation of single source, or non-competitive defence contracts.

Since it was formed the SSRO has been, and continues to be, committed to promoting equality and diversity and a culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to the workplace and enhance the way we work.

Our commitment encompasses our workforce in our role as an employer, and as an organisation providing a public function, our ways of working with our stakeholders in industry and more widely. These commitments are captured in this document, the SSRO’s first Single Equality Scheme (the Scheme).

Our scheme will be reviewed periodically, with a first review planned to take place in 2022. The action contained in the Scheme will be updated, and progress reported to the SSRO Audit Committee, on an annual basis. These updates will include the SSRO’s latest equality data, as well as providing a general account of our progress in meeting our equalities commitments.

- Neil Swift Chief Executive, the Single Source Regulations Office

Culture & Values

  • Independent

We occupy an important space between government and industry, speaking and operating freely and impartially in the delivery of our statutory functions.

  • Authoritative

We use data and analysis effectively and compellingly. We seek to be authoritative and professional in the delivery of our statutory functions.

  • Transparent

We operate openly and transparently and we are proactive in engaging with stakeholders and the public. We protect the confidentiality of sensitive information we hold.

  • Inclusive

People are our greatest asset. We work as a team, supporting each person to contribute their best in an environment of trust.

Benefits at Single Source Regulation Office

List of all the benefits that Single Source Regulation Office are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Inclusion in the civil service averaged final salary pension scheme
  • Performance Related Pay of up to £2,000 per year
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays

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