The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has appointed Amey to deliver facilities management and project work at five United States Visiting Forces (USVF) locations across the UK.
The contract was officially handed over to Amey on 1 December and includes the provision of reactive maintenance, statutory and mandatory compliance tasks and additional works services at RAF Alconbury, Molesworth, Croughton, Fairford and other smaller sites along with the management of approximately 250 Service Family Accommodation (SFA) houses.
Amey will be drawing on the expertise of local supply chain partners to deliver the scope of works, whilst Amey’s Defence teams will focus on the current condition of the assets to determine what work is required to demonstrate statutory and mandatory compliance.
The same application used in the Next Generation Estates Contracts (NGEC) will be used to record tasks and report on compliance to ensure a standard approach by Amey across its Defence contracts.
Amey’s existing Customer Service Centre (CSC) in Speke will also be utilised to schedule and manage works, providing 24/7 support to USVF. The CSC already serves Defence customers in the NGEC and understand the specialist requirements of the military community.
Amanda Fisher, CEO, Amey, said “We are delighted to have been recognised as a trusted partner of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation. We will be drawing on our existing knowledge and operational understanding of the Defence Estate to manage this critical infrastructure over the next 18 months.
“As we begin to become more familiar with all the sites, we look forward to working with the DIO to deliver essential Facilities Management services and project work across all five locations. We look forward to transferring in 130 staff and inducting them into the professional and safe ways of working that is our focus in Amey.”
Amey will ensure that compliance is fully embedded over the next 18 months of the contract prior to the tendering process, expected to be in 2021.