Capita has been named as preferred bidder to become the Defence Infrastructure Organisations ‘business partner’, worth about £400m
It has been reported that the Capita consortium, which included PA Consulting and (URS) will save the MoD over £300m pa, this is a large amount of money that would have impacted other outputs so most definitely an important contract.[browser-shot width=”600″ url=”http://www.capita.co.uk/news-and-opinion/news/2014/preferred-bidder-for-dio-strategic-partnership.aspx”]
I have been following this story since 2011 because of the whiff of revolving doors between the MoD and Industry’
Capita appointed Vice Admiral Tim Laurence, the former Chief Executive of Defence Estates, as non executive director of Capita Symonds.[browser-shot width=”600″ url=”https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2011/05/revolving-doors-again/”]
In 2012 they were short-listed[browser-shot width=”600″ url=”https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2012/08/nothing-to-see-hear-move-along-now/”]
With the obvious Royal connection this story is likely to get interesting.
Capita is of course, the organisation infamous for the Army recruiting fiasco and for allowing the Register to use the term ‘spaffed’ in one of their headlines (for that, we are are truly in their debt!)[browser-shot width=”600″ url=”http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/14/army_online_recruitment_computer_system_flawed_millions_wasted/”]