QinetiQ Group plc, a leading international defence and security technology company, announces that Metrix, a joint venture between QinetiQ and Land Securities Trillium, the UK's leading property outsourcing specialist, has been appointed preferred bidder on Package One and provisional preferred bidder on Package Two under the Government's Defence Training Rationalisation (DTR) programme.
The consortium will now work with the Ministry of Defence over the next 12-18 months to finalise the details of the contracts.
The DTR comprises two packages. Package One primarily comprises technical training, including aeronautical engineering and communications and information systems. Package Two incorporates logistics, joint personnel administration, security, languages, intelligence and photography as well as supply training.
Commenting on the announcement Graham Love, chief executive of QinetiQ, said: "We are delighted that Metrix has been appointed as preferred bidder for the MOD's DTR programme. DTR and the Metrix solution provide the chance to make a step change in training delivery, supported by a bespoke environment for training our armed forces for the 21st century. We look forward to working closely with the MOD over the coming months to achieve financial close."