This framework is one of seven capital works frameworks under its Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme. It will be used for the design and build of Ministry of Defence construction projects valued up to £12m. Larger will be procured through the National Capital Works Framework, which will operate alongside the regional frameworks.
The total estimated value of the construction work expected to be awarded through Scottish regional framework is between £100m and £250m. Four or five contractors will be selected.
The shortlisted eight bidders are:
- Balfour Beatty Group
- Henry Brothers (Magherafelt)
- Interserve Construction
- Kier Graham Defence
- Lend Lease Construction (EMEA)
- Miller Construction (UK)
- Morgan Sindall
- Robertson Construction Group.
The contract is due to be awarded by summer 2014 and will run for an initial four-year period, with the potential to extend for up to three years.
Initial pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ) were on quality assurance, technical, environmental management, health & safety, financial standing and equal opportunity & diversity criteria.
DIO frameworks project manager Jon Wooden said: “We received 15 submissions as part of the PQQ process. The competition was strong and the bidders faced a rigorous evaluation process to be able to go forward to the tender stage. The shortlisted bidders will now have one final opportunity to compete for the right to be included on our Scotland capital works framework, and the chance to deliver future design and build projects across the defence estate in Scotland. We positively encourage smaller suppliers and subcontractors to approach shortlisted bidders about their products and services by accessing the bidders’ directory online.”
The tenderers have been invited to attend a conference in Glasgow on 17 December 2013 to be briefed on the tendering process as well as on a range of MoD and other statutory requirements associated with capital works projects.