QinetiQ, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and BMT have collaborated to form the Aurora Engineering Partnership which, subject to contract, will support the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) transformation strategy as the Engineering Delivery Partner.
The partnership is currently in negotiations with DE&S with a view to starting service delivery later this year, and is now seeking expressions of interest in joining a provider network to help drive benefits in DE&S through the delivery of engineering services.
Aurora Engineering Partnership is inviting companies who have the expertise and experience to help deliver increased performance and productivity in DE&S to register their interest by going to www.auroraengineeringpartnership.co.uk where they will be kept up-to-date on the procurement process and associated events.
Managing Director of Aurora Engineering Partnership and Business Development Director, QinetiQ, Dr Gordon Barr, said:
“The Aurora Engineering Partnership has been formed by the three companies to embed innovative delivery approaches that span DE&S engineering service requirements, delivering the right thing, first time, safely and within budget.”
Roy Quilliam, Strategic Pursuit Director, Maritime, at BMT added:
“I firmly believe that, together with an agile provider network of specialist companies, Aurora can make a rapid, real and timely difference to the DE&S and the Front Line Commands.”
The Aurora Engineering Partnership will bring together cross-sector and non-defence experience, harmonise ways of working and build an impressive provider network of niche and specialist, small to medium sized enterprises (SME), driving efficiencies and savings through delivery of the Engineering Services across DE&S.
Divisional Business Development Director in SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, Dave Clark summed it up saying:
“Collaboration is at the heart of our DNA and we are very pleased to join likeminded, leading organisations and recruit a provider network that will deliver military advantage for DE&S and the wider MOD”.