The framework has been developed to be used by multiple government agencies who undertake infrastructure projects abroad including DIO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Permanent Joint Headquarters. The new £60m framework contract will run for four years until 2021 with a potential two year extension. It will cover projects and advisory work in up to 156 countries and demonstrates a commitment across government departments to work together on overseas procurement. This Cabinet Office initiative will ensure consistency with Government departments sharing good practice.
This new contract continues Ramboll’s long history of undertaking overseas projects for the Ministry of Defence, via various government agencies, including Defence Estates Organisation, Defence Estates and latterly DIO as their sole term commission project manager and technical advisor over 20 years. During this period Ramboll has undertaken strategic studies and masterplanning, providing a one stop shop for design and project management for projects including power generation, communications, marine, sports and leisure, offices, technical facilities and accommodation.
David Graham, Deputy Head of International Projects at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, said: "We are pleased to have 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".
Paul Stubbs, Ramboll’s defence director commented “We are delighted to be appointed to this new four year framework and look forward to continuing our efforts alongside other key supply chain members. Together we will be supporting the Government’s diverse overseas estate, improving the living and working environment for our armed forces and civil servants across the globe”.