The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is on the hunt for a private sector organisation to help run its military estate and its capital investment programme.
Current estate manager Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) mooted the idea of bringing in a specialist to help streamline the programme several months ago but has now ramped up its efforts by launching a formal procurement process.
Construction News reports that DIO wants to ascertain whether a partner could help it manage its own operations and staff, help implement a plan to increase the utilisation of the estate and develop contracting strategies to boost efficiency for the MOD across its estate.
Andrew Manley, chief executive, DIO, claimed that a strategic business partner could help DIO to become a world-class public sector infrastructure delivery organisation.
He said: "Over the coming months we will be considering whether a strategic business partner can help us continue, and build upon, the transformation programme that we have already made significant progress on, and will enable us to deliver Strategic Defence and Security Review savings."
The MoD and HM Treasury will have the final decision on whether a partner will be hired.
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