The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

ÂŁ32 Billion For Royal Navy Contracts - Mitie Gets Beeb Gig

06 October 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970

The MoD has awarded £3.2 billion of contracts to support the management of the UK's naval bases - about 7,500 jobs will be secured across the UK. The investment is split into fleet maintenance (on the Royal Navy’s fleet of 56 warships and submarines), infrastructure and 'FM'.

Babcock, which manages Her Majesty’s Naval Bases at Devonport and Clyde, has been awarded a £2.6 billion contract, while BAE Systems, which manages Portsmouth Naval Base, has been awarded a £600 million contract. The deal, which brings 5 existing contracts under one framework is expected to make £350 million of savings.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: "Following the £3.5 billion Scout armoured vehicle contract, this is the second biggest defence contract placed by this government and reflects our commitment to giving our armed forces what they need to keep Britain safe. As a former Minister for Portsmouth I know how important naval bases are for the local economies so I am delighted that these contracts have been awarded."

The contract will sustain around 1,500 jobs at Clyde Naval Base and up to 4,000 jobs at Devonport Naval Base for Babcock, and more than 2,000 BAE Systems jobs at Portsmouth.

The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, said: "These significant contracts represent a strategic investment in the Royal Navy’s essential infrastructure. Without the support provided by each of the 3 naval bases ashore, the ships and submarines of the Royal Navy would not be able to deploy as a credible, strategic and global presence at sea."


Mitie has been awarded a three-year facilities management contract with BBC Worldwide

The contract, with a provision for extension, will see the FM major player deliver a full range of services, including maintenance and repairs, cleaning, catering, security and front of house services at BBC Worldwide’s new offices in Television Centre, White City, London, when the offices open in 2015.

The Television Centre is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment, with the site being redeveloped into a mix of commercial spaces, including a new 100,000ft2 headquarters for BBC Worldwide and private accommodation.

Mitie already has experience in the media sector, with clients including Channel 4, Universal Music and Sky.

“Mitie was chosen as the FM partner for its creative approach, the cultural fit, and its use of technology to improve service delivery,” explained Andreas Arnold, Director, Strategic Projects, BBC Worldwide.


Mitie will provide full FM services to BBC Worldwide when it moves into new offices on the fully refurbished Television Centre site in 2015

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 06 October 2014


Related Tags

Related Articles

Security Contracts – Ensuring Success

When you're between contracts, how can you make sure the transition between security providers is a success? Jason Pope from Expeditious Services looks at the...

 Read Full Article
IWFM and NEC Launch Final Edition Procurement Suite for FM Sector

NEC, the construction industry’s leading procurement contract suite, and the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, IWFM, have launched the new...

 Read Full Article
UK Government Looks to Reform Non-Compete Clauses

In a consultation which closes in February this year, ministers are seeking views on non-compete clauses in employment contracts, in order to encourage more...

 Read Full Article
IWFM and NEC Launch First Bespoke Procurement Suite for FM Sector

A new suite of contracts has been developed specifically for the facilities management industry, developed by NEC, one of the construction industry’s leading...

 Read Full Article
Contractual Disputes – How to Deal with COVID-19 Litigation 

As the UK goes in and out of lockdown, the legal system is braced for a sharp increase in contractual disputes. So much so, that the Cabinet Office has expressed concern,...

 Read Full Article
UK Unpaid Invoice Complaints – Which Sectors Have Been Most Affected?

Business invoice payments have undoubtedly been disrupted by the impact of COVID-19, with some industries and regions already affected more than...

 Read Full Article
Engie Gets Crown Posting

Engie has been named as a supplier on Lot 6 of the new Crown Commercial Service RM6017 Postal Goods, Services and Solutions framework. This provides the public...

 Read Full Article
NAO Criticises Prison Maintenance Transformation Plan

The government is failing to provide and maintain safe, secure and decent prisons - and some of the blame falls at the decision to outsource to Carillion and...

 Read Full Article
At The Races – Newbury Appoints Contractor

January 22 saw OCS announce that the company been selected by Newbury Racecourse to provide cleaning and 'customer services'.   The contract will see...

 Read Full Article
Union To Make April Fools Out Of OCS And Engie

Having just been awarded contracts with a total value of £1.1 billion, OCS and Engie will be disappointed to learn that strike action could be called before they...

 Read Full Article