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Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and Robertston miss out on £250m Scottish framework

Five contractors have been appointed to design and build up to £250m worth of Ministry of Defence schemes in Scotland.

Under the Next Generation Estate Contracts programme, contractors will build capital projects worth worth up to £12m each.

The winning firms were:

  • Henry Brothers (Magherafelt)
  • Interserve Construction
  • Kier Graham Defence (a Joint Venture between Kier Construction and John Graham Construction)
  • Lend Lease Construction (EMEA)
  • Miller Construction (UK)

Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and Robertson were the three shortlisted firms to miss out on the framework.

The framework will be worth between £100m and £250m and will operate for four years, with the option to extend by up to a further three years.

The five firms will have mini-competitions for design and build schemes within the framework.

The first schemes likely to be delivered through the framework include works at a variety of locations in support of the programmes for Army Basing and for Future Reserves 2020.

John Jones, the NGEC capital works frameworks project manager, said: “The award of this framework continues the work to provide a consistent procurement process across the Defence Estate that meets the requirements of the Government Construction Strategy and which will bring about efficiencies in terms of cost, design and project delivery.”

This is the third DIO Framework contract to be awarded, following the appointments of the National Framework and the East Midlands & Eastern England frameworks last year.

The DIO said the frameworks will introduce use of building information modelling and the NEC3 form of contract, adopt prompt payment principles through the use of project bank accounts and other initiatives, and incorporate effective performance management, continuous improvement and benchmarking arrangements.

The frameworks will be used for the majority of future UK defence construction projects valued at below £50m.

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