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
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. 
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)
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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:       
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: 
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: 
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
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