Ready for SMART procurement

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 February 2000




(2000), "Ready for SMART procurement", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 1.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Ready for SMART procurement

Keywords TÛV Product Service, Defence, Testing

TÛV Product Service recently used the occasion of DSEi 99 to demonstrate its commitment to the UK defence industry as a provider of high-quality test and evaluation, consultancy, certification and facility management services (Plate 6).

Plate 6 The new Defence Certification management team (pictured front left, Pete Dorey; front right, Jim Wood; back left, Richard Aitken; back right, Peter Wales) offers specialist advice under the SMART initiative

With over 50 years' experience in the defence industry, TÛV Product Service informs us that it has been involved in the test and evaluation of many of the UK's major MoD equipment procurement projects, including every sonar and radar system currently in service with the MoD.

The company believes that its expertise in this area equips it to play an active role in supporting MoD suppliers with test and consultancy services leading to equipment and system certification to meet SMART procurement criteria.

TÛV Product Service can provide BOWMAN subcontractors with testing, consultancy and simulation expertise throughout the project life-cycle, essential for adherence to demanding price/performance requirements.

The company reports that its Product Service offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities to the MoD and also provides technical support services to many MoD operational and training establishments, with TÛV Facility Management currently active at more than 20 MoD sites in the UK.

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