The U.K. defense ministry has selectedÂ threeÂ companiesÂ to provide defense equipment and support services to the country’s military under the ministry’sÂ 10-year, $261.7Â billion armed forces equipment program.
Bechtel won a contract on air and fleet support, CH2M HillÂ on land and joint enabler areas and PwC on human resource services, the ministryÂ said Tuesday.
“The contracts we have offered to CH2M Hill, Bechtel and PwC represent a key milestone in the work to transform DE&S into a higher performing project delivery organization, ” saidÂ Philip Dunne, minister for defense equipment, technology and support.
“Once their work gets underway, we can expect the MSPs to provide DE&S with some of the best private sector skills available to improve even further our ability to procure defence equipment and support as cost effectively as possible, ” heÂ added.
Contractors will collaborate with ministryÂ staff on work to reform how the ministryÂ procures and maintains defense equipment.