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CarillionAmey lands DIO hat-trick worth £958m

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded the CarillionAmey joint venture three Next Generation Estates Contracts worth £958m.

CarillionAmey has been appointed to three Regional Prime contracts covering the Central, South-west and South-east regions, worth £435m, £265m and £258m respectively.

Each of the contracts are for an initial five years from February 2015, with the option to be extended up to an additional five years.

In May, CarillionAmey won two DIO estates contracts – the National Housing Prime and Northern Ireland Prime – worth a combined £778m.

The latest three contracts were due to be awarded on 1 June, but were delayed after the contract award was challenged.

Latest DIO contract awards

Regional Prime Central (£435m)

Shortlisted: Axiam (Interserve Defence and DynCorp International JV), Babcock, Carillion Enterprise (CarillionAmey) and KBR (Kellogg Brown & Root and Balfour Beatty Workplace JV)

Winner: CarillionAmey

Regional Prime South-west (£265m)

Shortlisted: Babcock Support Services, Carillion Enterprise (CarillionAmey) and Landmarc Support Services

Winner: CarillionAmey

Regional Prime South-east (£258m)

Shortlisted: Babcock Support Services, Carillion Enterprise (CarillionAmey), KBR (Kellogg Brown & Root and Balfour Beatty Workplace JV) and PriDE (Interserve Defence and SSE Contracting JV)

Winner: CarillionAmey


CarillionAmey will provide planned and reactive maintenance including grounds maintenance and a 24/7 helpdesk for estate-users.

The contracts also have the capability to deliver additional professional services and capital projects up to a value of £3.9m.

The new South-west and South-east Regional Prime contracts replace the current Regional Prime contracts that were let in 2003 and 2005.

Meanwhile the Central Regional Prime contract, covering Wales, the North, the Midlands and East Anglia, replaces two existing Regional Prime contracts that cover Central England and Eastern England.

DIO head of future procurement Matt Foley said: “Our new Prime contractors have faced a rigorous procurement and evaluation process.

“I am confident the companies selected will meet the high standards required on the defence estate and I look forward to working closely with them.”

He added: “Prime contracts provide a comprehensive contract framework and have been developed following an in-depth review of the defence estate and requirements of our estate users.

“They have also been designed to not only provide operational capability at all times and are flexible enough to adapt to the future requirements of the defence frontline, allowing for service requirements to be changed in a timely and cost-effective way.”

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