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Boden appointed in Portsmouth

Boden Group has been selected to provide facilities management and reactive maintenance services to Her Majesty's Naval Base Portsmouth.

Army looks towards greener future

The British Army is going green, with the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at military sites across the south of England.

Serco in Belgian MoD win

The Belgian Ministry of Defence has appointed the company to manage facility services at the Royal School of Non-Commissioned Officers in Saffraanberg.

Amey secures DIO housing contracts

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has appointed the firm to maintain service family accommodation in two regions.

VIVO in second DIO win

The Serco/ENGIE joint venture has secured a pair of service family accommodation contracts, awarded by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

DIO names Pinnacle for management contract

Pinnacle Group has been appointed to manage 49,000 service family homes across the UK and overseas.

Market insight: £465m in new contracts in Q1

The public sector should probably be on your business development target list. Over 180 new FM contracts were awarded in the first quarter of this year, according to public procurement experts Tussell.

Serco & Engie jv in DIO win

VIVO Defence Services has been appointed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to provide asset and facilities management services for the UK Defence built estate.

Vinci Facilities secures MoD contract

Vinci Facilities has been awarded a contract to provide FM services to the Ministry of Defence for its built estate across the South East of England.

DIO names Mitie for NI and Scotland

Mitie has won a seven-year contract to deliver maintenance services for sites across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

ESS lands Clyde contract

The Compass UK & Ireland division has won a soft FM contract at the Royal Navy’s main base in Scotland.

Amey assembles team for Defence contract

The team will bid to secure the massive MoD Training Estate Support Contract.

Sodexo lands 5-year MoD contract

The £54m deal covers a range of soft services at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth.

BAE and KBR team up in landmark Portsmouth win

KBS Maritime has been appointed to deliver technology-led and data-driven facilities management and dockside services for the Royal Navy.

Sodexo launches unique one-stop service at Worthy Down

Sodexo has supported its client the Defence Infrastructure Organisation with the introduction of a new concept at the tri-service station in Hampshire.

ISS revalidated under Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

The facilities services group has announced the renewal of its Corporate Covenant, which has been validated for a further five years as a Gold award holder.

Sodexo joins mentor scheme

Senior HR figures are backing a mentoring programme aimed at helping service personnel leaving the Armed Forces transition into civilian life.

FM suppliers for MoD training estate named

Five service providers have secured places on a new Crown Commercial Service agreement to support facilities management for the UK's Defence Training estate.

Sodexo grows Salisbury Plain business

Over the past year Sodexo has seen its contract at Project Allenby/Connaught significantly increase with the addition of seven new catering outlets to accommodate 4,000 more Army personnel.

Sodexo extends services at Army HQ

Sodexo has opened its first Crussh outlet at a military site at the Army Headquarters in Andover.

Amey lands visiting forces contract

Amey has been contracted by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to deliver facilities management and project work at five United States Visiting Forces locations across the UK.

MoD extends Landmarc contract

Landmarc Support Services has been awarded a two-year extension to its National Training Estate Prime Contract with the Ministry of Defence.

Vinci targets £2.9bn defence FM work

On the back of a strong first-half performance Vinci Facilities says it is committed to showcasing its defence and digital capabilities in pursuit of a share of the Future Defence Infrastructure Services framework for hard services, due in the autumn.

Interserve extends overseas DIO deal

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded the group a three-year contract extension worth up to £500m covering support for four UK Armed Forces' bases.

Amey secures DIO contract extensions

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has exercised its option to extend the Next Generation Estates contracts held by the services group.

Sodexo extends two MoD contracts

The Ministry of Defence has awarded three-year extensions to contracts for the provision of support services to the UK's Armed Forces in Cyprus and the Falkland Islands.

19 suppliers named for DIO framework

The Crown Commercial Service has appointed 19 companies to a new housing and facilities management agreement to support the Future Defence Infrastructure Services programme.

Amey confirmed for CCS framework

The service provider is one of six shortlisted FM companies now able to bid for the next round of UK Defence contracts.

46 suppliers named to new CCS agreement

A new Crown Commercial Service agreement designed to give better value for money for public sector housing maintenance and security has been awarded and is being readied for use.

Serco named by Belgian MoD for integrated FM deal

The Belgian Ministry of Defence has appointed Serco on a 10-year facilities management contract covering two military bases.

First airbase powered by green energy

RAF Marham, home to the UK's F-35 multi-role combat jets and a key site on Amey's Regional Prime Central contract, is now running on sustainable energy following completion of a new biogas plant.

KBR secures two US Army deals

The international services group has announced its appointment on two support contracts, one focused on Europe and the other on the Middle East.

Skanska secures MoD FM deal

The 13-year contract, awarded by Eastbury Park Limited, covers the provision of facilities management to the Ministry of Defence at Northwood HQ in Hertfordshire.

MoD plans to diversify supply base

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans for modernising its estate and establishing a broader and more diverse supply base.

DIO launches £2.9bn FM framework

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation is inviting FM service suppliers to bid for places on a new framework that will cover the UK defence estate.

Amey takes over MoD contracts

Amey has completed the acquisition of the Ministry of Defence Regional Prime and National Housing Prime contracts, picking up the agreements formerly jointly held with Carillion.

EMCOR lands new contract with BAE Systems

EMCOR UK has secured an eight-year deal to support the aerospace company at two RAF sites.

EMCOR secures DECA deal

EMCOR UK has been awarded a three-year multi-service contract with the Defence Electronics & Components Agency.

KBR acquires Carillion's share of Aspire Defence

KBR is now the sole backer of the former joint venture that has supported the Ministry of Defence on Project Allenby Connaught since 2006.

Aramark takes ownership of DIO contracts

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has confirmed that, following Carillion's demise, the food services group has stepped in to take full control of three major contracts.

ISS scoops Denmark's largest public sector FM deal

ISS has kicked off a six-year partnership with the Danish Defence Estates and Infrastructure Organisation covering more than 500 sites.

KBR lands major MoD contract in the Middle East

The facilities and project management group has been appointed to deliver a "vast range" of hard and soft services across the UK Ministry of Defence estate in the wider Gulf region.

Sodexo awarded gold by MoD

Sodexo has received the highest badge of honour from the Ministry of Defence for its commitment and support to the UK armed forces community.

AWE awards five-year facilities data contract to BakerHicks

The multi-disciplinary design and engineering company has been awarded a new five-year managed services assignment by the Atomic Weapons Establishment.

Two more DIO contracts for Carillion jv

A Carillion joint venture has been awarded the HESTIA North and Scotland & Northern Ireland soft facilities management multi-activity contracts.

Interserve secures DIO infrastructure extension

The support services and construction group has been awarded a two-year contract extension worth up to £265m to continue as the infrastructure support provider for four strategic international UK Armed Forces bases.

Carillion joint venture secures major DIO contract

A Carillion jv has been awarded the HESTIA South East and London Region Multi Activity Contract, a five-year deal valued at about £200m.

EMCOR wins Defence Lab contract

EMCOR UK has been selected by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to provide total facilities management services for its sites at Porton Down, Wiltshire, Portsdown West, Hampshire, and Fort Halstead, Kent.

Carillion and KBR land new MoD contracts

Joint ventures between Carillion and KBR have been awarded two contracts to support the Army Basing Programme, worth in total over £1.1bn.

Serco lands extended deal with Canadian Air Force

The outsourcing group has been awarded a two-year contract that will see it continue to provide site support services at the 5 Wing Canadian Forces Base in Goose Bay, Labrador.

Amadeus to move to Abbey

The NEC Group's catering business has won a five-year, £3m contract to provide services at the Grade II* listed Delapre Abbey.

ISS renews Armed Forces Covenant commitment

The services group has renewed its pledge to the Armed Forces Covenant, the commitment to providing support for Forces personnel moving into the civilian workspace.

ENGIE extends FM role in Canada

ENGIE Services has been awarded an expansion to an existing contract with Defence Construction Canada to provide facilities maintenance and support services for a range of military buildings.

Interserve lands USAF deal

Interserve has been awarded a five-year contract with the MoD's Defence Infrastructure Organisation to provide facilities services to the United States Air Force estate in the UK.

MoD to insource as Serco deal ends

The Ministry of Defence will take a range of services back in-house as a four-year contract with Serco comes to an end in April.

Bouygues scoops silver MoD award

Bouygues Energies & Services has been presented with a Silver Award by the Ministry of Defence at a special event held at RAF Northolt.

ISS takes MoD gold

The Ministry of Defence has announced its 2015 Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme Gold winners. ISS is amongst this select group.

ESS scoops DoDDS deal

ESS Support Services Worldwide has won a five-year contract with the US Air Force, Department of Defence Dependents Schools.

Moving experience: three-year deal for Harrow Green

CarillionAmey has appointed the removals specialist to provide furniture moving and storage services for armed forces family accommodation for the Ministry of Defence.

ESS scoops DIO deal

ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has won a three-year contract with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to provide services at the new Defence College of Technical Training in Lyneham.

EIC to maintain MoD estate

The hard services specialist has won a three-year contract with CarillionAmey to support the Ministry of Defence estate in the southeast of England.

ISS wins UK's largest grounds contract

The company will deliver grounds, sports field, airfield, hard surface, hedge and tree maintenance, along with snow and ice clearance, to more than 250 sites.

ISS opens new Post Office

The latest 'Local Concept' Post Office, managed by ISS Facility Services, officially opened at the beginning of December.

DIO sets out plans for transforming soft FM

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has published a summary of its plans for transforming the way it procures soft FM services across the defence estate.

Carillion Amey jv confirmed for DIO contracts

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has confirmed that three new Next Generation Estate Contracts will go to the CarillionAmey joint venture, bringing the total awarded to this team to five.

DIO suspends award of contracts

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has suspended the award of three new construction and FM contracts following a legal challenge by one of the tenderers.

MoD picks Capita as strategic business partner

The Ministry of Defence has selected a Capita-led team as its private sector partner to help improve the running of its 230,000 hectare estate.

Landmarc to manage MoD training estate

Interserve subsidiary Landmarc Support Services has won a new contract with the Ministry of Defence to manage the MoD National Training Estate Prime contract over a five-year term.

DIO awards £1.1bn of estates contracts

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded three Next Generation Estate Contracts, one to Landmarc Support Services and two to a Carillion/Amey joint venture.

MoD offers FM contract for US Forces estate

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation, in partnership with the United States Visiting Forces, has unveiled details of a new contract for the provision of building and facilities management services across a number of UK military air bases.

Capita preferred for DIO strategic partnership

An advisory team led by Capita has been selected as preferred bidder by the Ministry of Defence to be the strategic business partner for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

ISS signs MoD covenant

ISS became the first FM business to sign the MoD's Corporate Covenant, signing the document at a recent defence and security event at London's ExCel.

Landmarc deal at MoD

Landmarc Support Services, an Interserve subsidiary, has been awarded a contract extension worth £110m with the Ministry of Defence.

Energy control pays off for DIO

A CarillionEnterprise-developed specialist Energy Bureau is enabling energy use at 35 of the highest energy consuming sites in the MoD's Regional Prime Contract Central to be remotely managed.

Interserve confirms Royal Navy role

The support services and construction group has secured a three-year £15 million deal to provide a range of soft FM services at five Royal Navy sites.

ESS in £57m MoD win

Compass Group's ESS division has won a wide-ranging soft services deal covering 12 MoD sites in the southwest of England.

MoD extends two Aramark deals

Aramark has secured extensions to two contracts with the Ministry of Defence, retaining business valued at over £3 million per annum.

IBM scoops MoD property contract

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation, the MoD's property and services provider, has awarded a major contract to IBM for the implementation and support of a new information management system.

DIO ready for FM tenders

Private sector bidders are set to start tendering for three MoD facilities management contracts across England and Wales worth up to £4.35bn, following visits to key Defence establishments.

MoD shortlists three

The MoD's Defence Infrastructure Organisation has named three consortia in the running to become its private sector business partner.

Aramark in 2 year MoD win

Aramark has secured a two-year extension to its integrated services contract for the Ministry of Defence Mid-Hants SMAC operation.

MOD shortlists FM bidders

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has confirmed the private sector bidders for the three new prime contracts covering the delivery of facilities management to defence establishments in England.

DIO starts discussions with 4 bidders

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation is in detailed discussions with four private sector bidders competing for the first of four regional facilities management contracts.

DIO opens door on England and Wales

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has hosted more than 200 industry representatives at an event to discuss future contracting arrangements for managing Defence facilities across England and Wales.

Serco continues march into BPO

The Ministry of Defence has named Serco as its 'proposed supplier' to take over the leadership of Defence Business Services, provider of corporate services for the MoD.

ISS lands second RAF deal

The Royal Air Force has awarded ISS Facility Services, Defence a major multi-site catering, retail and leisure services contract.

MOD unveils plans for English regions

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has begun inviting players in the FM industry to submit expressions of interest in three new regional prime contracts.

MoD shortlists 4 for training estate

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has shortlisted four bidders for a national contract worth up to £900m for management of the MoD's UK training estate.

Serco secures Air Force and Navy MACs

The support services group has won a series of large-scale multi-activity contracts with the Royal Air Force and Naval Air Command.

MoD plans go on hold

Up to £5bn of construction and maintenance work under the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s Next Generation Estates Contracts programme has been stopped pending review.

Interserve takes defence deals

Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded Interserve new support services contracts in Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Ascension Island and Gibraltar.

DIO names Midlands and East shortlist

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has confirmed the ten bidders shortlisted for a new Framework in the East Midlands & Eastern England region for construction projects valued below £12m.

PHS Compliance in Afghanistan

The workplace safety services provider has deployed a team of 35 engineers to handle a 26-week contract for UK and US forces.

DIO shortlists three for massive housing contract

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has confirmed the three bidders shortlisted for a new national contract worth up to £1.5bn to provide the Armed Forces and their families with housing services.

Babcock lands MoD extension

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded Babcock a 'contract amendment' worth £33m.

MoD shortlists four

The Ministry of Defence has named the four bidders short-listed for a major new contract to provide up to £500m of hard FM services for the Defence estate across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Serco in Middle East defence support win

The Australian Defence Force has awarded the company a two-year contract to provide logistics and base support services in the Middle East.

ISS mobilises for RAF

The arrival of June sees ISS Facility Services, Defence take responsibility for the delivery of all catering, retail and leisure facilities at more than a dozen RAF sites.

Interserve bags MoD extension on prestigious sites

The support services and construction group has signed a £108m two-year extension to its South East Regional Prime contract with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

Say goodbye to Defence Estates

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has unveiled a new organisation to look after MoD property, intended to deliver better strategic management as well as savings of £1.2bn over its first four years.

MoD unveils new contract opportunity

Defence Estates, the Ministry of Defence property management arm, is inviting expressions of interest in a new contract to provide hard FM services to sites across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

MoD cancels massive DTR project

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has announced the termination of the multi-billion pound Defence Training Rationalisation project and with it, the end of Metrix Consortium's role as preferred bidder.

Serco lands Brize Norton deal

The services group has signed a new contract with the Ministry of Defence to deliver essential support at RAF Brize Norton, reckoned to be one of the MoD's most important bases involved in current military operations.

Serco flies off with RAF contract

The Ministry of Defence has signed a ten-year contract that will see Serco deliver essential support services at RAF High Wycombe and RAF Halton.

Sodexo jv secures early defence contract

Metrix, the joint venture between Qinetiq and Sodexo, has won an 'early works' contract enabling it to make a start on the future home of the Defence Technical College.

Aramark sails into navy deal

The specialist defence division of the contract caterer has landed a three-year contract at HMS Caledonia, the shore-based Royal Navy training establishment, located within the naval dockyard at Rosyth.

Interserve renews MoD Falklands contract

The MoD Defence Estates organisation has awarded a two-year contract extension to Interserve which will see the company continue to deliver facilities management services in the Falkland Islands and Ascension Island.

Metrix seals first stage in massive MoD deal

The joint venture between defence technology company QinetiQ and facilities services group Sodexo has been awarded the first contract under the MoD Defence Training Review Project.

Flagship to stay onboard

VT Group's Flagship training and support services business has won extensions to two existing contracts nearly a year before the original end dates.

Crunch with a silver lining?

If there is something good to come out of the painful days ahead, it may be a greater appreciation of what facilities management has to offer in terms of identifying and implementing solutions for leaner, more sustainable business operations.

Green dream comes true at MoD

Defence Estates and the sustainability division of architects BDP have launched DREAM, a web-based environmental performance assessment tool targeted for use at all MoD buildings.

£53m aircraft maintenance facility contract for Emcor

M&E contractor and facilities services company Emcor has won a contract worth around £53m with the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) for a new facility being built in south Wales.


Features - Search found 2 features

Sustainable strategies

Amanda Williams reports on energy management initiatives introduced on the Defence National Training Estate.

Armada Success

Jane Fenwick writes: A 25-year PFI to transform accommodation at Devonport naval base into modern en-suite, single living and mess accommodation with state of the art facilities won the PFI/PPP category and Overall PFM Award 2008.


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