Bechtel and CH2M HillÂ have been nominated for contracts to manage the transitionÂ of the U.K.’s defense equipment and support procurement operationÂ into a government-ownedÂ andÂ contractor-operated organization, Defense News reported Monday.
Andrew Chuter reports that BechtelÂ could provide managed servicesÂ for the country’s navy and air force, while CH2M Hill couldÂ overseeÂ the program for the army and joint forces command.
The U.K. wants theÂ companies to help bolster project delivery as part of the U.K. defense ministry’s business transformation plan for the DE&S organization, the report said.
Defense News alsoÂ indicated that the program also intends to establishÂ the organization as a trading entity within the defense ministry.
TheÂ contracts are potentially worthÂ up to $668.8 million over a performance period ofÂ five-and-a-half years, Chuter writes.
PwC has reportedly been tasked to provide human resources support, while bidding is ongoing for the update ofÂ finance, information technology and management information capabilities.