Amec, Skanska and Kier among those in running for the consolidation of MoD facilities in Greater London

Seven firms have submitted outline proposes for the consolidation of Ministry of Defence facilities in Greater London.

The seven companies responded to an Invitation to Submit Outline Proposal for the MoD’s Project MoDEL, which aims to consolidate existing MoD facilities in London into a number of core sites. The contract is thought to be worth around £150m.

The seven companies who have submitted responses are: Amec Developments; Capita Symonds; Kier Regional; LS Trillium; RWE Thames Water; Skanska Integrated Projects; and Vinci.

Defence Estates says that by consolidating facilities onto fit-for-purpose sites, the MoD would benefit from reduced running costs, improved efficiency and consolidated resources.

The ISOP follows the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires submitted in October 2004. After evaluation of the ISOP responses three or four bidders will be selected to participate in the final stage of procurement competition. This will commence with the issue of an Invitation to Negotiate which is programmed for release in April 2005.