Vinci Amenities, Amey and Vivo win UK defence contracts | Amenities Administration

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VINCI Facilities has been awarded an estimated £ 1.1 billion contract to provide facility management services to the MoD for its built property in the south east of England. The overall contract has a term of seven years with an option to extend for another three years.

The deal includes £ 423 million for the core contract and a potential £ 732 million for billable work. It is one of four regional hard FM and capital construction contracts and VINCI Facilities will manage over 6,200 buildings and infrastructure assets and support a significant number of Defense Department military and civilian personnel in over 59 facilities and is currently being mobilized.

It’s part of a spate of deals the Department of Defense and Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO) are involved in this month.

Amey has two contracts with the DIO to operate Service Family Accommodation (SFA) in its central and northern regions.

The contracts, which fall under the Regional Accommodation Maintenance Services (RAMS) element of the Future Defense Infrastructure Services (FDIS), have a term of seven years with an option to extend for a further three years. In addition to the core services, which include the maintenance of residential buildings, improvement projects and renovation work are carried out on around 25,000 objects within the framework of the contracts.

The award follows Amey’s successful delivery of maintenance solutions under National Housing Prime – procured under the Next Generation Estates contract in 2014. Amey’s defense team will work with the DIO to provide enhanced services through collaborative work and improved services, such as data management described in the new FDIS requirement.

RAMS will support more than 500 jobs at Amey and its key supply chain partners in both the central and northern regions. New forms of work will provide opportunities for flexible employment, which means that members of the military, parents and carers will have access to jobs. This will lead to more choice and flexibility for the people living in SFA.

Craig McGilvray, Managing Director of Amey Secure Infrastructure said, “We understand the important role housing plays for military personnel and are committed to providing enhanced service that not only improves living standards but also contributes to thriving communities.

“Supporting and assisting regional and local supply chain partners remains a central part of the Amey agenda and we are delighted that our delivery model will support specialist contractors across the UK, including Northern Ireland.”

Air Commodore James Savage, DIO Head of Accommodation, said, “Housing is such an important part of family life for Soldiers and Soldiers that we have worked closely with our service personnel and their families to develop these contracts and ensure their Needs are fully taken into account.

“These new contracts provide an opportunity to decisively break with the past and build on commitments from all suppliers to innovate and provide more responsive and flexible services to the armed forces and their families.”

This month, VIVO received Defense Services (VIVO), a 50/50 joint venture between Serco, the international provider of government services, and ENGIE from the Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO).

VIVO has received orders for two of the four regions that are being tendered as part of Lot 3 of the Future Defense Infrastructure Services (FDIS) program. VIVO will be responsible for providing services in the South West and Central United Kingdom regions, the two largest of the four competing regions, which represent about 2/3 of the estimated value of the MOD of Lot 3 of the future Defense Infrastructure Services contracts.

The total value of the core contract to VIVO for the two regions is estimated to be around £ 900 million over the initial seven year period. There are three additional options for one year extension each. In addition to the fixed-price core contract for each region, there will be a considerable amount of additional project work that will be commissioned by the DIO as required. The Department of Defense estimates they are expected to be worth an additional £ 2.5 billion in the first seven years.