As part of the Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) procurement process, it is planned to hold an industry day for each prime contract, and for each of the regional and national Capital Works Frameworks.
These one day events will be staged at MOD venues around the UK, following Expressions of Interest (EOI) and during the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) period.
Industry days are being run on an invitation-only basis, principally for those companies which have submitted EOIs as potential prime contractors or framework main contractors. In addition, companies which have written during the EOI period to request places at specific industry days as potential subcontractors or supply chain members will also be invited to attend.
Under current cross-government austerity restrictions, NGEC industry days are to be run on a cost-free basis, by using MOD owned venues, and requesting a small fee (circa £20) from delegates to cover refreshments and non-MOD administration costs.
Industry days provide delegates with an overview of:
the defence estate organisation
the military customer perspective
defence estate user requirements
the overall NGEC programme
the contract scope and requirement
the procurement process
required industry partner characteristics
There is also a business networking session, and a question and answer session with key NGEC representatives.
Industry days are followed by a “bidders’ conference” for each contract, exclusively for those companies shortlisted to tender bids after the PQQ stage. For the Regional Primes between three and five bidders have been shortlisted, and for each Capital Works Framework between 10 and 12 bidders are being shortlisted. Details of shortlisted bidders are published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
NGEC Potential bidders directory
These documents provide details of many of the potential bidders for individual NGEC contracts. Please note that in some instances companies have not been included, either at their request, or for security reasons.
Similar documents for the other commercial arrangements will be added in due course.