Department of Defence - Forensic review of estate maintenance programme
The Defence Support Group (DSG) identified a gap between the approved maintenance program, the final delivery of the program and the budget expended for a defence region.
DSG requires a forensic review of the maintenance program to understand what caused the identified discrepancy of 39 percent of approved works being completed versus a 110 percent expenditure of budget.
In preparation of the 2012 / 13 financial year DSG want to also understand the likelihood of a similar situation occurring for FY 2011/12. Furthermore DSG want to identify opportunities for improvement of the processes and procedures surrounding estate maintenance in order to prevent similar discrepancies occurring in the future.
Turner & Townsend contribution
DSG went out under the Defence Infrastructure Panel (DIP) Facilities Management Investigative Services (FMIS) framework contract to procure the services of an independent consultant to conduct the forensic review.
We provide a forensic review of the estate maintenance program by means of review of a sample of 45 projects. Within the team we are blending specific asset and facilities management, cost management and program control skills supported by specific defence and public sector maintenance experience.
Making the difference
Our independence and objectivity is an essential requirement for the forensic review, providing DSG with a truly unambiguous review.
Through our geographic spread and diverse experience of the team we are able to provide views and opinions from other sectors and jurisdictions without losing sight of the unique nature of the Department of Defence.
Our ability to respond and mobilise an experienced team able to deliver the required report within the identified time scales is a further differentiator for us.