MoD buying arm, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, has doubled up the firms its will use in both southern regions for capital works up to £12m.
MoD South West and South East capital works
- Galliford Try
- Kier Construction
- Volker Fitzpatrick
- Morgan Sindall
- Henry Brothers (Magherafelt)[South East only]
- Henry Brothers/Dawson Wam SPV [South West only]
The delayed framework awards bring to a close a two-year bid process. But while the winners can look forward to potentially seven years of MOD work, the awards will be a pre-New Year blow to losing shortlisted firms Balfour Beatty, BAM, Graham, Interserve, Lend Lease and Vinci.
The latest awards are a major coup for Northern Ireland’s Henry Brothers, which has now won a place on every one of the MoD’s main capital works frameworks, including Scotland last year, and the National Framework for projects up to £50m and the East Midlands and Eastern England regional framework in 2013.
Under the next generation estate contracts firms will use BIM, adopt project bank accounts and incorporate effective performance management, continuous improvement and benchmarking arrangements.
The latest selected panel of firms will bid in mini competitions for a £250m pipeline in the south east and £450m of work in the larger south west region over the next four years with both terms open to extend by a further three years.