Omni Executive is set to further strengthen its military partnerships with a role in a consortium given the green light as a major service provider to Defence.

Defence industry minister, Christopher Pyne, recently announced agreements had been signed between four Australian-led teams and the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)

CASG is responsible for the acquisition and sustainment of some $195 billion of Defence projects and programs between now and 2026 including new ships, submarines and joint strike fighter aircraft.

Omni Executive will support a consortium led by Nova Systems, and team members QinetiQ and PwC that now have the opportunity to access significant Defence capability projects.

Managing director of Omni Executive, Jon Hawkins, congratulated Nova Systems, QinetiQ and PwC on the consortium’s win and said he welcomed Omni’s nomination as one of its preferred suppliers.

“This is a significant win for the consortium and will position it to bid for substantial Defence work over the next decade,” he said.

“I believe our role as a preferred supplier will expose Omni Executive to ongoing opportunities that will support our growth trajectory.”

Minister Pyne said the MSP agreements represented a fundamental change in how Defence’s CASG service providers would work together.

“The MSPs will support CASG in tasks like workforce planning and management, industry and supply chain management, and longer-term partnerships to better deliver capability,” he said.

“The agreement actively encourages healthy competition, including the fostering of a viable and vibrant SME sector for ‘above the line’ subject matter expertise,” Minister Pyne said.

“Not only does this arrangement recognise industry’s importance as a fundamental input to capability, it will also deliver better value for money to the Commonwealth,” he said.

Published 26 February 2018