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Morgan Sindall wins place on MOD East framework

Morgan Sindall has secured a place on the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) design and build framework covering the East Midlands and Eastern England region.

The framework governs individual MOD construction projects valued up to £12 million. Overall, the framework is estimated to be worth between £100 million and £250 million over an initial four year period, with the option to extend by up to a further three years.

Morgan Sindall was one of five successful companies which attended a special ceremony in London yesterday to sign ‘Partnering Charters’, which set out a number of principles and behaviours that are intended to promote effective joint working.

Andy Parker, director of defence at Morgan Sindall, said: “We have a long track record of successfully delivering projects for the MOD and have a seasoned team that knows how to work well in a defence environment. It’s about having the flexibility and responsiveness to help the military meet its operational needs, whether that’s a new barracks, training facility or administrative building. We are of course delighted to have been appointed to this key framework. As an organisation, Morgan Sindall prides itself on performing well on frameworks whilst remaining focussed on understanding and meeting the customer’s needs.”

This framework is the first of seven Capital Works Frameworks that are being procured under the NGEC programme for the delivery of construction projects on the Defence Estate and is a major step forward in the NGEC programme. There are five other Regional Frameworks and one National Framework. It is expected that, in addition to supporting other requirements, the frameworks will be used to procure a significant proportion of work in support of military rebasing up to 2020.

When project requirements are identified as suitable for delivery through the framework, the five companies will be invited to engage in ‘mini-competitions’, tendering for design and build solutions.

Andrew Manley, DIO Chief Executive, said: “DIO’s priority is to support our Armed Forces as they live, work and train on the military estate. I am pleased that future Defence construction requirements will start being met through this Framework consisting of these respected businesses in what will be a busy time for military rebasing and site development. The Capital Works Frameworks programme will ensure ongoing competitive tension, better value for money, and will speed up the procurement of projects.”

Matt Foley, the Head of NGEC, said: “DIO has worked hard to attract the best companies into the procurement process, whether as potential main contractors or subcontractors, and have rigorously evaluated the bidders’ ability to deliver a wide range of potential defence projects. I am confident that these companies are now ready to deliver the construction work the defence frontline requires.”

The framework will be used for the majority of future UK Defence construction projects.

The Regional Capital Works Framework for the East Midlands and Eastern England will operate alongside the National Capital Works Framework which will be used for projects worth up to £50 million.

Under the aims of the Government Construction Strategy, the framework will introduce the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the nec3 form of contract. They will champion prompt payment principles through the use of project bank accounts and other initiatives, as well as incorporate effective performance management, continuous improvement and benchmarking arrangements.


Caption: (L-R) John Homer, Morgan Sindall’s managing director for the south of England and south Wales, Andrew Manley CEO DIO, Graham Shennan Morgan Sindall’s managing director, Andrew Parker Morgan Sindall’s director of defence.

For more information about this news release please contact Chris Hulme at Paver Smith on 07971 350116 or email