Amey/Briggs JV wins £240m MOD plant maintenance contract01 September 2020

A new Amey/Briggs joint venture has secured a contract to maintain and manage the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) fleet of construction and materials handling equipment, and other key plant, until 2027.

AmeyBriggs is a new joint venture between infrastructure support service provider Amey plc and Briggs Defence, a specialist division of asset management and engineering services provider Briggs Equipment. Today AmeyBriggs has announced that it has been chosen as the preferred supplier to deliver MITER.

MITER is a new MOD contract involving the deployment and maintenance of key equipment used by the UK’s Armed Forces around the world as well as supporting military personnel in how to use it. The seven-year contract is valued at £240 million and brings together three separate contracts under one single fleet management and maintenance provision arrangement.

The Defence Mechanical Handling Equipment (DMHE), Protected Engineering Equipment and C-vehicle Capability contracts now form part of the new consolidated MITER contract. This will support the MOD’s requirement to ensure a sustained and consistent service for British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel on deployed operations at home and overseas.

Around 180 staff and supply chain partners will be transferred into AmeyBriggs, a separate business.

Craig McGilvray, managing director for secure infrastructure at Amey, said: “Our joint venture with Briggs Defence has an unrivalled breadth of knowledge and experience that makes us uniquely placed to deliver this contract for the MOD, but critically where the operational and training needs of serving personnel are put first. We look forward to working closely with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to deliver on that commitment and to supporting our Armed Forces.”

Amey has successfully delivered part of the previous generation of the contract through its joint venture, ALC, providing the construction and engineering equipment that UK service personnel need to carry out operations across the world.

Briggs Defence claims to have one of the UK's largest skilled engineering teams. It has been providing the UK's armed forces with logistics solutions, including global equipment supply and engineering support, since 1997.

William Dalrymple

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