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Defence Procurement Agency

Coordinates: 51°30′12″N 2°33′33″W / 51.5033°N 2.55917°W / 51.5033; -2.55917

Defence Procurement Agency
Agency overview
Superseding agency
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
HeadquartersBristol, England
Agency executive
Parent agencyMinistry of Defence
DPA headquarters, Bristol

The Defence Procurement Agency (DPA), was an Executive Agency of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence responsible for the acquisition of materiel, equipment and services, for the British armed forces.

Led by the Chief of Defence Procurement, the Agency sourced equipment and services from its headquarters in Bristol.


The Defence Procurement Agency was established on April 1, 1999, after the announcement in the Strategic Defence Review of a specialised agency to succeed the MoD Procurement Executive.[1] As of April 1, 2007 the Agency was merged with the Defence Logistics Organisation to form a new organisation called Defence Equipment and Support.[2]


  1. ^ Defence Procurement Agency Hansard, 31 March 1999
  2. ^ DE&S in Brief Archived September 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine