Ministry of Defence
Suppliers announced for housing and facilities management contract framework
DIO’s Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) programme has reached a milestone with the announcement that Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has appointed companies to new frameworks for new housing and facilities management (FM) contracts.
The FDIS contracts will provide FM services across the UK defence estate, replacing existing arrangements when they come to an end. Each contract will be seven years in length, with options to extend up to a further three years, subject to satisfactory performance and other considerations.
The contracts are being procured as part of the CCS workplace services FMmarketplace framework. This is a new way of working for DIO and enables access to a more diverse supplier base, while improving value for money for the taxpayer by leveraging government buying power.
This phase of the FDIS programme will procure new hard FM arrangements for 4 regional contracts and 5 contracts that will replace the current National Housing Prime. The replacement for the current national training estate prime will be procured through a subsequent framework during the next phase of the programme.
DIO’s Commercial Director Jacqui Rock said:
DIO spends around £3 billion every year buying infrastructure services for our armed forces both in the UK and overseas. These new contracts will form a significant part of this and will provide improved value for money for the taxpayer. They will also allow us access to a wider supply base including both large multinational companies and small and medium enterprises.
Sam Ulyatt, CCS’s Buildings Strategic Commercial Director, said:
CCS has engaged extensively to design a framework structure which meets the needs of customers and incorporates social value. Our public sector contract has also been simplified to aid procurement for customers and suppliers alike.
The next stage of the process is the call-off or Invitation to Tender for the suppliers who were awarded a place on the CCS FM Marketplace Phase 2 framework, to be able to bid for the new contracts. This is currently scheduled to begin with the Built Estate competition in spring 2019, followed by the accommodation management and maintenance competition in summer 2019.
Latest News from
Ministry of Defence
Giant sand sculpture urges holidaymakers to stay safe on MOD training grounds05/08/2022 12:10:00
A 100-metre Chinook helicopter, created from sand, appeared on a British beach to draw attention to a serious public safety risk.
Readout of AUKUS Joint Steering Group Meetings01/08/2022 16:38:00
Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America recently held meetings of the AUKUS Joint Steering Groups, which were established as part of the governance structure of the AUKUS partnership in September 2021.
UK tightens links with Finland and USA during high readiness exercise01/08/2022 13:33:00
Around 150 British Army and Royal Air force personnel have deployed to Finland alongside US and Finnish armed forces for Exercise Vigilant Fox.
Military families to benefit from £3,000 of childcare support01/08/2022 10:15:00
Serving personnel across the UK will be entitled to free wraparound childcare from September as part of new measures announced recently (29 July 2022) by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.
Rare orchid rediscovered on MOD land29/07/2022 15:15:15
The rare Fen Orchid (Liparis loeselii) has been rediscovered by an 11-year-old boy at Laugharne-Pendine Burrows in South Wales.
UK and Ghana reaffirm commitment to tackle global threats29/07/2022 11:12:00
The UK and Ghana will go further and faster to combat terrorism, organised migration crime, drug trafficking and other global threats following a summit in London.
Cyber Co-operation with Germany Strengthens28/07/2022 10:10:00
Lieutenant General Tom Copinger-Symes, Deputy Commander Strategic Command, has visited the German Cyber and Information Domain Service (CIDS) as part of a co-operation programme between the two organisations.
Launch of new innovative defence programme backed by £16 million27/07/2022 14:20:00
A £16 million programme to boost small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) defence innovation has been launched today.