UK Government Rejects Proposal to Part-Privatise Procurement Agency

The UK government has rejected a recommendation by an independent review that UK Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)–the procurement arm of the Ministry of Defence (MoD)–should be semi-privatised. The proposal was made in a review of the UK’s defence procurement conducted by former civil servant Bernard Gray. It was commissioned by the MoD in December 2008 and released on the 15th October. The report found that the MoD’s procurement programmes typically suffer delays...
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