Under the deal, the two companies will be responsible for jointly operating as the Program Delivery Partner (PDP) for the trading organisation.
According to an estimation by the UK agency, the total value of the contract is expected to be up to $320m.
Jacobs Engineering Group Aerospace, Technology, Environmental and Nuclear International senior vice-president Pete Lutwyche said: “Our global programme delivery expertise, coupled with our extensive defence and non-defence capabilities, positions Jacobs ideally – along with our partners – to support DE&S’ continuing transformation programme and journey to becoming a world-leading, best-in-class defence delivery organisation.”
The agency is responsible for managing a wide range of projects to procure and support equipment and services for the effective operation of the UK Armed Forces.
The current PDP contract will help support DE&S in equipping and supporting the UK Armed Forces where and when required.
Through the project, the contracted companies will provide customised, specialist resources, products and services to support the project management, project controls and integrated logistics requirements of DE&S over the next two years, with an option to extend for another two years.
Headquartered in Abbey Wood, Bristol, DE&S will require more than 400 personnel to support the programme.
Under the Equinox joint venture, the UK businesses of Jacobs and Turner & Townsend will use their capability and resource base and global best practices to enable DE&S deliver specialist, temporary project management, project controls and integrated logistics.