VINCI Facilities has been awarded a contract to provide facilities management services to Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its Built Estate across the South East of England.
The contract worth c. £1.1 billion which includes £423 million for the core contract and a potential £732 million for billable works is for a seven-year term, with an option to extend for three additional years.
It is one of four regional hard FM and capital works contracts and VINCI Facilities will be managing over 6,200 buildings and infrastructure assets supporting a significant number of MoD military and civilian personnel in over 59 establishments.
The focus for VINCI Facilities is on enhancing the customer experience in all aspects of its engagement with the MoD and raising expectations of what facilities management can achieve through intelligent preventative maintenance and the modernisation of the MoD’s buildings, facilities and infrastructure. VINCI Facilities will achieve this by applying its expertise in asset and digital management and the targeting of maintenance and capex funding, with its programme closely aligned to the Build Back agenda. The team expects to sustain employment in the South East for over 800 people, employed either directly or as part of its supply chain and includes a new dedicated contract centre based in the region.
The contract award to VINCI Facilities is a culmination of over four years of planning, design and procurement by the Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) team being led and managed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). The South East region won by VINCI Facilities is one of four regional contracts that replace the existing NGEC contracts.
Tony Raikes, Managing Director of VINCI Facilities said: “I am proud that VINCI Facilities will play a major part in transforming the MOD’s approach to maintaining the defence estate in the South East. In collaboration with the DIO and MoD, this is an opportunity for us to replicate a capability we have demonstrated with many public and private sector customers across the UK, using our expertise, knowledge and passion to help improve the MOD’s buildings and infrastructure.”