Interserve Press Office | May 12, 2014
Interserve subsidiary, Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc), has won a new contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to manage the MoD National Training Estate Prime contract over a new five-year term. The contract, worth £322m, runs until 2019, with an option to extend for up to a further five years.
This is one of the first of the Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) to be awarded by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the MoD’s property and services provider.
Landmarc will continue to support DIO to manage military training facilities across the MoD’s 190,000 hectare UK training estate, a position it has held since 2003. The new contract also incorporates more than 30 extra sites including the specialist electronic warfare range at RAF Spadeadam, the air weapons ranges and training facilities at Bovington and Lulworth, as well as Ballykinler and Magilligan in Northern Ireland.
Landmarc will deliver all the services required to ensure that military units undertaking training are successfully booked-in, accommodated, fed, re-fuelled and provided with safe and functional training facilities throughout their stay. This includes office and accommodation services, planned and preventative maintenance, catering, cleaning, vehicle maintenance, logistics, the operation and maintenance of training areas and ranges and maintenance of targetry equipment both in the UK and at other overseas locations.
Landmarc will also ensure that the MoD’s wider obligations as steward of conservation areas, protected species and heritage assets are met through a range of specialist rural estate and land management services.
Adrian Ringrose, Interserve CEO, commented: “The retention of our role in military training reinforces Interserve’s ability to develop partnerships that integrate a wide range of capabilities and expertise that deliver value to our customers.
“For the past decade, Landmarc has worked in partnership with DIO to support the vital training that is needed to prepare Britain’s Armed Forces for operational success, as well as supporting the rural communities that live and work around the estate. We look forward to the opportunity to develop this relationship further over the next five years.”
Matt Foley, Head of Future Procurement at Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), MoD said: “Over the last 10 years, DIO has rationalised our contracting arrangements from over 250 to six manageable NGEC Prime contracts in 2014.
“These are designed to deliver value for money for Defence and the tax payer through a coherent set of firm priced contracts, which further improves financial stability. I look forward to working closely with our new Prime contractors and am confident that the companies selected will meet the high standards required on the Defence estate.”
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About Landmarc Support Services Limited
Landmarc is an international provider of integrated training and sustainable infrastructure solutions. This includes consultancy, design, management and operation of training areas and ranges; explosives safety; built and rural estate management (including environmental and conservation support); information management and administration services; project management and commercial property management.
The company is jointly owned by two leading businesses in their field - Interserve, one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies and American firm PAE, a leading provider of global mission services to the U.S. Government and its allied partners.
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) plays a vital role in supporting the UK’s Armed Forces by building, maintaining and servicing what the men and women who serve our country need to live, work, train and deploy on operations.
DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). It is responsible for managing and maintaining land and properties, as well as providing related support services, to meet the current and future needs of the MOD and personnel at home and abroad, and to support current operations.
Its work includes supporting operational units by providing and improving single living and service family accommodation; training areas and historic military sites. DIO actively manages these to ensure the needs of Defence are met, value for money is achieved, and its heritage is protected, as well as achieving its environmental goals.