Keith Skempton provides consultancy and advice for design and management organisations, building contractors and developers specifically, but not exclusively, in the defence and security sector, interacting with the MOD and Armed Forces as well as defence manufacturers.
Advice is aimed at identifying procurement opportunities and bringing together the team that can win the contract.
Target projects tend to be for the development of facilities or for the development of real estate for disposal, in both cases requiring design for best value.
MOD Photograph of LIGHTNING II - The new STOL/VSTOL F35B flying over RAF Marham
From April 2018, the Front Line Commands (FLCs: RN, Army, RAF, Joint Force Command) will take responsibility for their own infrastructure. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) will act as their "agent". The FLCs will need to justify their requirements to the DIO.
It is anticipated that DIO will conduct 60 sets of Assessment Studies on priority projects early in the new year. These are likely to be advertised through the FATS5 Framework or through Crown Commercial Services. The projects should be covered in the "DIO Commercial Strategy" which has now been published. See following comment on the DIO Commercial Strategy.
For the past 7 years Keith has been undertaking Business Development in the Defence and Security Property and Infrastructure Sector, with defence businesses and contractors, developing, rationalizing or disposing of their real estate at best value. Since leaving the Army as a Major General, he has also been involved in Defence Manufacturing, Real Estate and Facilities Management projects. His subject interest is UK-wide and he is now available as an independent consultant.