The Defence Infrastructure Organisation announced a final list of preferred bidders for the National Capital Works Framework, which are listed below.
- Balfour Beatty
- Kier Graham Defence Limited
There will be seven Capital Works Frameworks, which include six regional and one national framework.
As part of the DIO’s Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme, the National Framework will run simultaneously with the regional frameworks and could be utilised at any defence site throughout the UK.
The framework will be worth up to £400m over an initial four-year period, with individual projects summing up to £50m each. An extension of further three years for the framework is a possible option.
For projects above £50m other procurement options will be taken into consideration, including separate contracts or Private Finance Initiatives.
When projects are ready to be carried out via the framework, the above-mentioned five companies will be engaged in small competitions for tendering of the project design and build solutions.
Andrew Manley, DIO Chief Executive, commented: “For the Armed Forces to live, work and train effectively on the military estate, the DIO is putting in place an agile new suite of contracts under Next Generation Estates Contracts.
“The Capital Works Frameworks provide for ever improving value for money, competitive tension, and the ability to meet the demand of future requirements across the UK defence estate.
“Defence Transformation under the Strategic Defence Review (SDSR) is driving major change and modernisation and we will be looking to our industry partners for their support by sharing their expertise with DIO service delivery staff as the programme moves forward and project requirements are identified.”
The Head of NGEC, Matt Foley, said: “The NGEC team is confident that the companies selected will meet the high standards required on the Defence estate.
“Each of the bidders faced a rigorous evaluation process and clearly demonstrated that they are capable of delivering a complex and diverse number of high value construction projects, which are fit for the defence frontline.”