Amey has entered into a strategic relationship with Babcock International Group PLC and Elior UK to bid for a 200,000 hectare MoD training estate contract (TESC).
The scale of the defence training estate equates to approximately 1 per cent of the UK’s landmass, and is used for training for all three of the Armed Forces.
The contract, valued at approximately £800 million, delivers industry support to training and integrated facilities management, encompassing built estate facilities management, catering, accommodation and cleaning services, rural estate management and grounds maintenance.
Amey as the incumbent provider, while Babcock already providers training services to the MoD. The two companies have delivered other MOD contracts independently, and through ALC, a 15-year joint venture. Elior UK provides specialist defence catering, cleaning and retail services through contracts with MoD Hebrides SFM and the FMSP Portsmouth Dockyard.
The tri-party relationship will be led by Amey. Formal tendering has begun, with contract award forecast for April 2022 and service comment for September 2022.