According to DIO’s Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme, this framework is one of seven Capital Works Frameworks.
The framework involves the design and construction of Ministry of Defence (MOD) projects with expected cost of £12 million each.
The contract winners will be announced in summer 2014 and it is estimated to run for a period of 4 years with the potential to be extended for another 3 years.
The procurement of the projects summing to £50 million will be through the National Capital Works Framework, which will run together with the regional frameworks.
Amongst the shortlisted bidders are the following firms:
- Balfour Beatty Group Ltd
- Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd
- Interserve Construction Ltd
- Kier Graham Defence Ltd
- Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd
- Miller Construction (UK) Ltd
- Morgan Sindall plc
- Robertson Construction Group Ltd
The bidders’ submissions to the pre-qualification questionnaire were subjected to meticulous inspection. Thus, DIO was able to determine their capability and capacity, which included quality assurance, technical, environmental management, health and safety, financial standing and equal opportunity and diversity criteria.
The frameworks project manager, Jon Wooden, commented:“We received 15 submissions as part of the PQQ process. The competition was strong and the bidders faced a rigorous evaluation process to be able to go forward to the tender stage.
“The shortlisted bidders will now have one final opportunity to compete for the right to be included on our Scotland capital works framework, and the chance to deliver future design and build projects across the defence estate in Scotland.
He added: “We positively encourage smaller suppliers and subcontractors to approach shortlisted bidders about their products and services by accessing the bidders’ directory online.”
The final list of 4 or 5 firms for the works on the Scotland Capital Works Framework will be made after the shortlisted bidders submit tenders.
Tenderers will be assessed on a multiple criteria involving commercial and technical matters with a scope of supply chain management to issues relating to the Government Construction Strategy.