SBL Secures £190m Ministry of Defence Microsoft 365 Agreement

SBL Secures £190m Ministry of Defence Microsoft 365 Agreement

We are delighted to announce SBL’s recent award of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Microsoft 365 Agreement worth £190m.

What was required?

Both Information Systems and Services (ISS) and the Technical Services Management Provision Team (TSMP), part of the MOD, were inviting bids for the renewal of their Microsoft Office Automation M365 E5 Software and other Microsoft products.

They required potential providers to provide pricing for the Microsoft requirement across the Defence portfolio over a 3 year period with options for two 1-year extensions.

As part of a move towards centralised contract management across the MOD, ISS also had a requirement to aggregate 10 separate expiring agreements through 2019 – 2020 into this agreement on expiration.

Alongside the pricing, SBL provided an overview of their Licence Solution Provider service models concerning their Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Microsoft Cloud Services Programme. Our competitive bid included product updates and upgrades throughout the duration of the contract term, which was a crucial component of the MOD’s scoping requirements.

Delivering MOD’s digital transformation

SBL will now look forward to working alongside MOD ISS Commercial to deliver the MOD’s modernisation and digital transformation strategy. With more than 30 years’ experience working deep within defence environments and a service capability specifically aligned to the Microsoft Cloud, SBL feel uniquely placed to provide an enhanced level of service that will enable all parties to realise their full potential.

This is a strong endorsement of SBL and the value it brings; it is a great early win for the team as we begin this new journey.


About SBL

Founded in 1987, SBL is a leading provider of technology solutions and services to the public sector.

From our heritage as a software licence specialist and Microsoft LSP, we developed deep vertical expertise within the defence and security sector. We are an accredited MoD Security Specialist and through our highly-secure and award-winning DOBUS™ service, have provided more than 25 million patches and connected to 250,000+ end-points.

Specialist teams operate within all areas of the public sector, through our position on all the major framework agreements. In recent years, SBL has enjoyed rapid growth of its corporate business with plans to expand even further.

In 2019, SBL was acquired by technology entrepreneur, Phil Doye. Phil’s investment in SBL comes with ambitious growth plans as we head into an exciting future.