Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded a Training Estates Services agreement to support facilities management for the UK’s Defence Training estate.

CCS created the agreement in partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

Through the secured agreement, DIO will procure a new Total Facilities Management arrangement to replace its existing National Training Estate Prime contract.

The agreement will provide a safe place to train by maintaining the training areas, land, buildings and facilities, used by the UK’s and visiting armed forces to accommodate and train.

DIO Commercial Director Jacqui Rock said: “This new framework is an example of the new way of working for DIO as outlined in our procurement plan.

“It will enable access to a more diverse supplier base while improving value for money for the taxpayer by leveraging government buying power. It has been helpful to work together with CCS as a key partner in this new way of procuring services.”

The suppliers, which secured oppositions on the agreement, are Amey Defence Services, Babcock DSG, Kellogg Brown & Root, Landmarc Support Services and VIVO Defence Services.

They will provide an array of standard facilities management services including cleaning and building maintenance.

Additionally, specific defence-related requirements including specialist land, training and rural estate management services will be provided.

CCS Buildings Pillar Commercial Director Sam Ulyatt said: “The Training Estates Services agreement will play a pivotal role in the £3.2bn Future Defence Infrastructure Services programme.

“The partnership with DIO and CCS has brought together a collaborative commercial team acting as one.”