The UK MOD's Framework Agreement for Technical Support (FATS3) was initiated to open up the marketplace without increasing the time it takes to task suppliers.
FATS3 provides MOD clients and other Government departments with a faster and easier method of procuring specialist capabilities from companies pre-qualified to provide technical services, including technical studies, project support and engineering support. Electranet IT Professional Services is a qualified supplier under FATS3, which ensures clients benefit from pre-agreed contract terms and conditions, rates and discounts.
The FATS3 contract is supported by the 'Market Knowledge Matrix' (MKM), which is a database of suppliers' capabilities based on the Defence Technology taxonomy. The MKM is based on many Areas of Capability (AoC) covering the A to Z of technology and technical support functions used by the MOD.
Areas of Compliance
Under FATS3, Electranet IT Professional Services is qualified to provide support services under the following AoCs:
- Computing Technologies and Mathematical Techniques
- Business Processes
- Integrated Systems Technology
- Communications and CIS-related Technologies
- Installations and Facilities
- Project Management and Acquisition Support functions