UK DIO Awards Contracts to Support US Visiting Forces

VIVO Defence Services will undertake various works from maintenance activities through to the development of new buildings and facilities By DA Reporter / 28 Jun 2022
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VIVO Defence Services has been awarded contracts by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to provide asset and facilities management services to the US Visiting Forces (USVF).

The company, a 50/50 joint venture between Serco and energy efficiency and services company EQUANS, has been awarded four of the five contracts being tendered under the Crown Commercial Service Facilities Management Defence Marketplace Framework. 

VIVO will be responsible for undertaking various works from maintenance activities through to the development of new buildings and facilities at RAF Lakenheath, RAF Alconbury, RAF Molesworth, RAF Croughton, RAF Fairford and RAF Menwith Hill.

The total core contract value to VIVO for the four regions is estimated to be over £98 million over the initial three-year period. There are a further two one-year extension options. In addition to the core fixed price contract, there will be £35 million of additional works which will be commissioned as required by the DIO.

Following a six-month mobilization phase, the core work is scheduled to start in December 2022 and additional project work is expected to begin during 2023.

“We are proud of our relationship with the US Air Force and want to ensure we are providing them with the best possible service,” said David Brewer, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer. “These contracts represent a step-change in how we deliver facilities management services to the US Visiting Forces, and we have worked closely with our US colleagues to design these new contracts to ensure they reflect their needs.”

“We are delighted that VIVO has been awarded these contracts. This important award reinforces our position as a key supplier to DIO and Defense,” said Jerry Moloney, Managing Director of VIVO Defence Services. “We are grateful to the Ministry of Defence and the DIO for the trust they are placing in us and look forward to continuing to build on our parent companies existing relationships with the US Visiting Forces.”

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