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Ministry of Defence Firms tune in to £150m FM work


FIVE companies are gearing up to start pricing a flagship £150 million facilities management deal in Bristol for the Ministry of Defence.

The contract comprises a complete FM package for the new headquarters of the MoD's Defence Procurement Agency at Abbey Wood.

The firms waiting to receive tender documents on November 30 are Amey, Building & Property, Carillion, Serco andW S Atkins.

Bids must be returned by February 11 next year.

The job is worth £15 million annually over an initial five-year period.

The ministry is also expected to give the winning firm an option to extend the contract by a further five years.

The deal covers a range of work, from building and maintenance services toon-site catering and running a 100-place nursery.

The successful bidder will be responsible for planned maintenance of electrical and mechanical plant, repair of building fabric and minor building works and grounds maintenance.

Also included in the contract will be handling, removal and recycling of waste and operating a sports and fitness centre.

In addition, the MoD is consideringexploring the possibility of the winning bidder running information technology support services and security at the site.

Tenders are returned today (November 11) for a £5 million MoD scheme to revamp grade II-listed married quarters at Sandhurst Barracks in Kent. The bidders are Birse, Carillion, Haymills, Henry Jones, John Sisk and Mansell.

Work on the project starts next year.