The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has appointed and Aecom, Mott MacDonald, URS and WYG to its UK-wide single technical and advisory services framework agreement. The four companies will provide construction design and project management services for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the MoD’s property and services provider,
The DIO is using the Principal Support Provider (PSP) framework for Construction Design and Project Management Services in the UK and overseas to procure technical and advisory services for the armed forces’ £27bn estate.
The framework covers work to maintain and upgrade the 230,000 ha estate, which equates to around 1% of the UK landmass with built assets of around 73,000 ha. The companies will support the delivery of a wide range of facilities including storage depots, laboratories, barracks, dockyards, airfields, fuel stores, communication centres, training, medical and leisure facilities.
They will provide a range of services such as architectural, health and safety and project management, which the DIO is not necessarily able to furnish in-house. The PSP framework will be used for all future projects procured by DIO, in addition to the Regular Army Basing programme which WYG is already working on.
The framework is for an initial four year term, which could be extended for another three years. Paul Hamer, chief executive officer of WYG, said: “As a long-term framework consultant to the MoD we are delighted to have secured a place on the PSP framework.
Since March 2011 we have been working on the Regular Army Basing Programme: first assessing the capacity of the defence estate to absorb the return of all 20,000 British troops from Germany and now advising on implementing the extensive changes required to ensure that this happens smoothly and cost-effectively by 2020. Being appointed to the PSP framework is a testament to our track record in delivering large scale and complex projects for major clients.”