This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Defence estate seeks value-driven engineering

29 June 2011

The Defence estate needs to join forces with East Midlands' businesses to build strong collaborative partnerships, demonstrate value for money, and improve energy efficiency, a senior MOD official told a regional engineering forum in Derby.


Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) contracts head Steve Rice told senior engineers that commercial relationships with industry are "pivotal to the future of the military estate". Rice said: "Defence Infrastructure Organisation's top priority is to support our Armed Forces as they prepare for operations, but value for money must underpin everything we do for the Defence frontline.

"This will require closer collaborative partnering - particularly with business partners in key regions like the East Midlands. The MOD and its contractors must build a culture in which problems and challenges are pre-empted and managed at all levels."

Rice cited the Prime Minister's pledge to make the coalition the "greenest government ever", emphasising that industry would have a major role in helping to reduce MOD energy spending of £1 million per day. "We see smaller and regional businesses as the key to delivering value for money and innovative solutions - both in our regional arrangements for construction, and as subcontractors or supply chain companies, “ he commented. “Prime contractors have their traditional part to play, but we are also looking to smaller businesses to approach our bidders with innovative low-carbon solutions and technologies."

Earlier this year more than 100 businesses submitted expressions of interest in the Regional Capital Works Framework for East Midlands and Eastern England, including 19 East Midlands businesses. A shortlist of between 10 and 12 bidders will be published over the summer.

The four-year framework is worth between £100 million and £250 million, and will be used deliver construction projects valued up to £12 million from 2013. Work will be awarded via 'mini-competitions' between up to five framework contractors.

Later in the year the MOD will seek expressions of interest from industry in a new 'Regional Prime' contract to deliver maintenance and repairs at Defence bases across the North of England, Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia.


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

https://www.asckey.com/
https://www.bonahttps://www.bona.com/en/facility-solutions/.com/en/
PFM
https://www.aspenpumps.com/en-gb


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Relocation, relocation, relocation

We take a look at the trends and challenges affecting the relocation market...

...
Article image

Data-driven future

We take a look at the ways sensors and data are transforming FM......
Article image

Two-thirds of Elior's board now women

Women represent two thirds of Elior UK’s board following the appointment of Jo-Anne Robertson as its new Managing Direc...
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

Fanning the flames

PFM explores how recent changes to UK legislation have impacted on fire safety measures within facilities in a post-Grenfell landscape......
https://www.ppspower.com/
https://www.floorbrite.co.uk/
https://www.asckey.com/
https://www.pfmawards.co.uk/
https://www.idealspec.co.uk/hygiene-redefined.html?utm_source=PFM&utm_medium=Newsletter+Banner&utm_campaign=Washroom+Ad+Campaign&utm_id=Washroom+Ad+Campaign&utm_term=October+2022
https://www.metrorod.co.uk/services/drain-maintenance-services/?utm_source=PFM&utm_medium=MPU&utm_campaign=PFM+MPU+-+Autumn+2022
https://www.articbuildingservices.com/
https://www.watco.co.uk/help-advice/watco-ebooks/guide-for-safety-underfoot-ebook-part1?utm_source=Premises+and+Facilities+Managment&utm_medium=Web+Banner&utm_campaign=RPFM_SU1eB