Interserve Press Office | Dec 09, 2013
Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a place on the £250 million Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) framework for the East Midlands and Eastern England region. The four year framework covers an area spanning Lincolnshire to Essex, with an option for the DIO to extend by a further three years.
This framework is the first of five other Regional Frameworks that are being procured under the Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme for the delivery of construction projects on the Defence Estate. This award marks a major step forward in the NGEC programme. It is expected that, in addition to supporting other requirements, the Frameworks will be used to procure a significant proportion of work in support of military rebasing until 2020.
The East Midlands and East of England Regional Framework will be used to deliver a programme of projects each valued at up to £12 million. Interserve and four other contractors will be invited to engage in ‘mini-competitions’, tendering for design and build solutions.
Representatives of Interserve and the four other confirmed framework contractors attended a ceremony in London on 11th November to sign ‘Partnering Charters’, which set out a number of principles and behaviours that are intended to promote effective joint working.
Interserve Construction’s MD, Ian Renhard said:
“This award builds on our long standing relationship with the DIO and enables Interserve to use the skills we have developed on a wide variety of Defence projects to benefit the delivery of the first class facilities that our Forces deserve. We are looking forward to working closely with our partners to deliver the DIO's programme across the region. Drawing on our experience of using Building Information Modelling (BIM) on other Government contracts, we know that its introduction to this Framework represents a real opportunity to promote improved outcomes through collaboration.”
Andrew Manley, DIO, Chief Executive, said:
“DIO’s priority is to support our Armed Forces as they live, work and train on the military estate. I am pleased that future Defence construction requirements will start being met through this Framework consisting of these respected businesses in what will be a busy time for military rebasing and site development. The Capital Works Frameworks programme will ensure ongoing competitive tension, better value for money, and will speed up the procurement of projects.”
The Framework will be used for the majority of future UK Defence construction projects.
Under the aims of the Government Construction Strategy, the Framework will introduce the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the NEC3 form of contract. They will champion prompt payment principles through the use of project bank accounts and other initiatives, as well as incorporate effective performance management, continuous improvement and benchmarking arrangements.
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Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). It is responsible for managing and maintaining land and properties to meet the current and future needs of the MOD and personnel at home and abroad, and to support current operations.