DIO awards overseas consultancy framework contract

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has selected six companies as suppliers for the principal support provider (PSP) framework.

On behalf of the Ministry of Defence, along with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the DIO has worked to develop an overseas PSP framework.

Six companies have been selected as suppliers for the framework to deliver multi-disciplinary design and project management services, advisory services, construction technical services, specialist surveys and clerk of the works duties. The six companies that have been awarded a place on the framework are AECOM, Atkins, Mott MacDonald, Ramble, Ridge & Partners LLP, and WYG.

The successful suppliers will deliver services overseas for the next four years and will work on key international projects around the globe.

The framework has a predicted spend value of £60 million and demonstrates a commitment across government departments to work together on overseas procurement. It helps to deliver the Cabinet Office initiative to ensure consistency and value for money across overseas government projects, and will use mini-competitions among the six companies as the main way of selecting the most appropriate contractor to deliver a project. This will allow departments to share good practice and deliver value for money by ensuring jeu are all working to the same standards on large overseas projects.

DIO worked with the Foreign Office, the Permanent Joint Headquarters and other government stakeholders on the approach.

David Graham, Deputy Head of International Projects at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, said: “We are pleased to welcome these suppliers on board following a successful procurement process. We look forward to working with them, the Foreign Office and other areas of government to lead on projects that support our military personnel who live, train and work overseas.

“As the key government departments which manage overseas projects it’s essential that we continue to work together to ensure a consistent approach to procurement of project management and other support for our overseas estate.”

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