29 Mar '12, 9am

DIO Soft market testing findings published

In November 2011 the Defence Board reviewed the work that DIO had undertaken so far in identifying a number of different strategic business models that the organisation could adopt. These included models that would involve transferring some or all of DIO's operational activities to the private sector and the Defence Board endorsed DIO progressing with this work, and looking at how these potential options might work in practice. In January 2012 DIO issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN), which invited external parties to participate in the 'soft market testing' of the potential strategic business models. Soft market testing seeks to explore potential roles for the private sector, test some of the commercial principles being considered, and understand the likely interest from industry. The issuing of the PIN marked DIO's intention to engage with the market, but was not a co...

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