Capita plc: Preferred bidder for DIO strategic partnership

 10 March 2014  Capita selected as preferred bidder for DIO strategic partnership  Capita plc has been selected as preferred bidder by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to be the Strategic Business Partner for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Capita will lead a partnership comprising two integrated sub-contractors, URS and PA Consulting. The partnership will lead the management and transformation of the UK's national and international defence infrastructure. The 10-year contract could be worth around £400 million to Capita.  The partnership will initially deliver an 18-month transformation project designed to produce a blueprint for the future strategic asset management of the estate. The blueprint will then be executed by the partnership working closely with the MOD to create a world-class infrastructure delivery organisation capable of supporting the long-term objectives of the MOD.  Andy Parker, Capita plc Chief Executive, said: "Capita brings a unique breadth of expertise to the MOD from business process transformation through to multi-disciplinary property and infrastructure services. The partnership will help to unlock the knowledge, skills and resources that already exist within the DIO, while adding capability to tackle the significant cost-saving targets currently facing the MOD."   URS will support the operational management of the estate and management of capital projects. It brings extensive international experience to the partnership, particularly through its work with the US Department of Defense. PA Consulting will provide skills and expertise in managing complex change programmes for the MOD, enhancing the insight and knowledge of defence services within the partnership through leading data analytics.                                  -ends-                                       For further information:  Capita plc Tel: 020 7799 1525 Andy Parker, Chief Executive Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director  Media enquiries only:  Capita press office Kirsty Sewter Tel: 020 7654 2386 or 020 7654 2399 (out of hours) Email: kirsty.sewter@capita.co.uk  Note to editors  About Capita plc  Capita is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions. With 64,000 people at over 400 sites, including 73 business centres across the UK, Europe, India and South Africa, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale benefits to transform its clients' services, driving down costs and adding value. Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 with 2013 revenue of £3.9 billion. Further information on Capita plc can be found at: www.capita.co.uk        About DIO  The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), which is part of the MOD, plays a vital role in supporting our Armed Forces by building, maintaining and servicing what the men and women who serve our country need to live, work, train and deploy on operations.  Its work includes supporting operational units by providing and improving single living and service family accommodation; training areas and historic military sites. DIO actively manages these to ensure the needs of Defence are met, value for money is achieved, heritage is protected and environmental goals are achieved.  DIO manages assets worth more than £21 billion and spends approximately £3.3 billion a year running the defence estate. Further information on DIO can be found at:  www.gov.uk/DIO  About URS  URS is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. It offers a full range of programme management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; information technology; and decommissioning and closure services. Further information on URS can be found at:  www.urs.com  About PA Consulting  PA Consulting Group is an employee-owned firm of over 2,500 people, operating globally from offices across North America, Europe, the Nordics, the Gulf and Asia Pacific.  It is an expert in energy, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, manufacturing, government and public services, defence and security, telecommunications, transport and logistics.  Its deep industry knowledge together with skills in management consulting, technology and  innovation allows it to challenge conventional thinking and deliver exceptional results with lasting impact. Further information on PA Consulting can be found at: www.paconsulting.com  END