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Paragon consortium secures £400M MoD contract

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) has appointed the Paragon consortium, consisting of Mace, Turner & Townsend, EY, Efficio and Gardiner & Theobald, as its commercial delivery partner.

The ten-year contract will see the consortium provide additional commercial resource and innovation to the DE&S commercial function. This will support DE&S procure the equipment and services that the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force need to operate effectively, whilst delivering value to the tax payer.

The contract will provide a new and trusted mechanism to bring experienced commercial personnel into DE&S. It will also assist in the identification, maturing and delivery of approved innovation proposals to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DE&S commercial operations and business.

Jason Millett, Chair of the Paragon consortium said: “I am delighted that DE&S has appointed the Paragon consortium as its Commercial Delivery Partner. The new consortium will be able to draw on a huge range of cross-sector expertise and experience to meet the complex requirements of both DE&S and the UK’s Armed Forces over the next ten years. Working closely with our partners and the team at DE&S, we will deliver a world-class, innovative managed commercial services model.”

Mike Connolly, Senior Responsible Officer of the Paragon consortium commented: “Our consortium brings together the expertise of leading specialists from across a range of highly demanding industry sectors. Our focus is to work in partnership with DE&S to support the organisation to equip the UK’s Armed Forces for operations now and in the future whilst delivering value for money to the taxpayer.”

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