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UK consortium shortlisted in MOD's search for a private sector partner

UK consortium shortlisted in MOD's search for a private sector partner

22 August 2012

A consortium made up of three leading UK companies, Telereal Trillium, Mace and KPMG, has been shortlisted in the Defence Infrastructure Organisation's (DIO) search for a potential private sector business partner.

The DIO, the Ministry Of Defence’s (MOD) property and services provider, is looking to harness the expertise available in the private sector to help it create a world-class sustainable, efficient and professional organisation at the best cost to the taxpayer. Such a partnership would support the MOD’s wider estate transformation objectives, potentially delivering broad ranging benefits for military personnel and their families.

Speaking on behalf of the consortium, Ian Ellis, executive chairman of Telereal Trillium, a leading property company and estate transformation specialist, said: “We welcome the opportunity to be involved in the next phase of procurement for this exciting programme. Our consortium has a strong track record of working in partnership with government, driving efficiency, and supporting public sector transformation and cultural change. We believe that our skills and innovation can provide a powerful complement to the very strong skills that already exist within DIO, thereby enhancing its capability to achieve efficiency and transformation objectives.”

Mark Holmes, chief operating officer at Mace added: “Mace is looking forward to the next phase of competition in this UK consortium. We will be working with Telereal Trillium and KPMG to offer the right support to DIO in its transformation programme. Mace has a strong track record of bringing innovation and practical support to clients, both public and private, though sustained programmes to transform their estate as business needs change.”

Bernard Brown, head of business services at KPMG, said: “We are delighted to be invited to participate in the next phase of procurement for this important programme for UK Defence. Over many years KPMG has developed a well-established long-term partnering relationship with UK MOD, in support of military operations.

“With our consortium partners, we bring a strong capability and track record of working in partnership across government, embedding and sustaining skills transfer to support the DIO in its transformation programme.”

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