The framework will operate for an initial four-year period, with the option to extend by up to a further three years.
This is the third DIO framework contract to be awarded under the Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme, following the appointments of the national framework and the East Midlands & eastern England frameworks last year. The framework for capital works projects in Scotland will operate alongside five other regional frameworks and deliver construction projects each up to a value of £12m. The £400m national framework delivers more complex projects and cross-region programmes each up to a value of £50m.
The selected companies for capital works projects in Scotland are:
- 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).
The five contractors will compete against each other in mini competitions for each project.
The Scotland framework has been let under the Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme. First projects likely to be delivered through it include works to support the programmes for reorganising the set-up of army bases.
Consistent with the government construction strategy, the frameworks will introduce use of building information modelling (BIM) and the NEC3 (New Engineering Contract) form of contract. It will also adopt prompt payment principles through the use project bank accounts and other initiatives to promote effective performance management, continuous improvement and benchmarking arrangements.
NGEC capital works frameworks project manager John Jones 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.”