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DIO announces shortlist for construction frameworks



Shortlist of construction framework partners announced for DIO.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has today announced two shortlists for its South East and South West Capital Works Frameworks. Each shortlist contained 12 companies which have expressed an interest in bidding for a range of projects on the construction frameworks.

The frameworks are two of seven Capital Works Frameworks under the DIO Next Generation of Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme. The successful bidders will be responsible for the design and build of MOD construction projects which are valued at £12M and under. Partners on the National Capital Works Framework, which operates alongside the Regional Frameworks, will be responsible for projects valued up to £50M.

The South East Framework is estimated at a total value of up to £250M and the South West at up to £400M. The construction frameworks can cover any site within the boundaries across the south of England.

The construction framework shortlists contain 12 bidders, each of which were evaluated by the NGEC team who rigorously assessed their capability and capacity based on the answers to the pre-qualification (PQQ). This included analysing each company’s quality insurance, technical, environmental management, health and safety, financial standing and equal opportunity and diversity criteria.

The shortlist for each construction framework contains:

South East Framework: Babcock Support Services Ltd, Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, BAM Construction Ltd, John Graham Construction Ltd, Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd, Interserve Construction Ltd, Kier Construction Ltd, Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd, Miller Construction (UK) Ltd, Midas Construction Ltd, Morgan Sindall PLC, Shepherd Construction Ltd, VINCI Construction UK Ltd, Volker Fitzpatrick Ltd

South West Framework: Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, BAM Construction Ltd, John Graham Construction Ltd, HBDW SPV, Interserve Construction Ltd, Kier Construction Ltd, Lend Lease Construction (EMEA) Ltd, Midas Construction Ltd, Miller Construction (UK) Ltd, Morgan Sindall PLC, VINCI Construction UK Ltd, Volker Fitzpatrick Ltd

John Jones, the Frameworks project manager, said: “On this occasion we ran both competitions concurrently and received a total of 46 valid submissions as part of the PQQ process. The competition was strong and the bidders faced a rigorous evaluation process to be able to go forward to the tender stage.

“The shortlisted bidders have one final opportunity to demonstrate their ability to compete for and deliver future build and design projects across the defence estate as part of the South East and the South West England Capital Works Frameworks. We positively encourage smaller suppliers and subcontractors to approach shortlisted bidders about their products and services by accessing the bidders’ directory online.”

The next step for the shortlisted bidders will be to submit tenders in order to finalise the list of four or five companies for each construction framework. |t is expected that the contracts will be awarded in summer 2015 and run for a period of four years initially, with potential to extend up to three years. As part of this process, bidders will be evaluated on a range of commercial and technical matters, ranging from supply chain management to issues relating to the Government Construction Strategy. They will also be provided with an example of a construction project the MOD may require to be delivered through the frameworks, and bidders will be evaluated on their approach to its delivery.

The NGEC Framework procurement process offers an opportunity for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to identify potential supply chain and subcontracting opportunities through the “Bidders Directory” which will soon be published on the NGEC website 

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