The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has launched research online for suppliers to tender for FM contracts worth almost £3bn.
The seven-year Future Defence Infrastructure Services contracts will provide FMservices round the UK defence estate, replacing existing arrangements if they come to an end.
The contracts are being procured during their Crown Commercial Service’s Workplace Services Facilities Management Marketplace framework. That is a new technique for employed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and enables entry to a very diverse supplier base, while improving affordability to the taxpayer by leveraging government buying power.
DIO’s Commercial Director Jacqui Rock said: “DIO isn’t just on the list of largest providers of housing in britain, using a stock of nearly 50,000 homes, additionally it is answerable for managing land and buildings across many hundreds of diverse MOD sites.
“Were glad to work with CCS to acquire these contracts. We wish to make DIO easier to do business with and adopting this option to market is a proven way that we hope to do this, while enabling us use of a wider, more diverse and increasingly resilient supply base.”
CCS Strategic Category Director – Buildings, Sam Ulyatt said: “This procurement is a part of the FM Marketplace, that’s changing exactly how central government and also the wider public sector procure their FM deals, delivering great value with the taxpayer. We’re proud to be being employed in partnership with DIO and supporting delivery against their commercial technique for common services and goods.
“The primary phase of your procurement process will find suppliers qualifying onto every one of the lots within the framework, enabling the theifs to be involved in subsequent call-off competitions. The award of places to suppliers on all of the framework lots is expected to generally be carried out by eliminate February 2019, with call off competitions starting soon afterwards.”