Major Public/Private Partnerships Projects in the MOD
Defence Evaluation & Research Agency
The Strategic Defence Review of July 1998 announced that the MOD would "harness the opportunities offered by a Public-Private Partnership to strengthen the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency's ability to continue to provide world-class scientific research well into the next century." The DERA PPP project began soon after this announcement with an MOD team established to explore potential PPP structures.
The aim of Project Allenby/Connaught is to undertake a detailed investigation into the potential for a Public/Private Partnership (PPP) solution for the provision of accommodation and support services requirements for Units based around Salisbury Plain (ALLENBY) and in Aldershot (CONNAUGHT).
Project Aquatrine: MOW Water and Sewerage
Project Aquatrine, the MOD and GB wide Water and Sewerage PPP Project, launched a market consultation paper on 8th December 1999. The purpose of this paper will be to explore in greater depth the already considerable interest in the project, potentially one of the largest MOD PFI deals and to begin to work in partnership with the private sector using its experience and expertise to enhance the project proposals.
Project Slam: MOW Water and Sewerage
At the Defence Estates (DE) Conference on 14 March 2001, the Secretary of State for Defence announced £1B of new money to match the existing £1B of ring-fenced funding to upgrade Single Living Accommodation (SLA) over the next 10 years. The improvements in England and Wales are being met by Project SLAM which is worth half of the total programme.