Defence: Procurement

Defence written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of 16 July 2013, Official Report, column 1015, for what reasons the identity of the domain to go first when a Government-Owned Contractor-Operated Organisation is established has not yet been made public.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

This information has already been made public. In the event of a decision to proceed with a GoCo for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the Maritime domain will be included in the first stage along with the Common Resource Platform which includes elements of the finance, human resources and commercial functions across DE&S. This information has been promulgated through internal MOD communications, through the Invitation to Negotiate that was provided to bidding consortia and through the media.

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