Landmarc Support Services, a joint venture between Interserve Group Limited and PAE, has been shortlisted as a supplier for the new Training Estates Services Framework Agreement, operated by Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

The Agreement was created by CCS in partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to replace its existing National Training Estate Prime (NTEP) contract, which is currently due to expire on 31 October 2021.

Successful suppliers will have an opportunity to tender for a range of facilities management services such as cleaning and building maintenance, as well as specific defence-related requirements including specialist land, training area and rural estate management services.

The current NTEP contract covers Landmarc’s partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to manage and operate military training facilities across the Ministry of Defence’s 190,000 hectares of built and rural UK Defence Training Estate; an area covering some 1% of the UK’s land mass.

Due to its role in supporting front line operations, the Training Estate is considered critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs, including the military’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sam Ulyatt, Commercial Director for the Buildings Pillar at CCS, said, “The new Training Estates Services agreement will play a pivotal role in the £3.2billion Future Defence Infrastructure Services programme.”

Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. The entire public sector is able to benefit from the Training Estate Services agreement, including specialist bodies such as the Police and the nuclear industry.

Mark Neill, Managing Director at Landmarc, said, “Landmarc has worked in partnership with MOD since 2003 to enable the UK’s Armed Forces to train safely and deploy on frontline operations. This is integral to the security of our nation; underpinned by the maintenance of safe and secure defence infrastructure.

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a provider for the new Training Estates Services agreement, and I am hopeful that we can continue to provide the critical services that enable our Armed Forces to train effectively, deploy on operations and return home safely.”

Lynn Mawdsley, Managing Director of Interserve’s Support Services business, added, “I am delighted that Landmarc has been named on the Training Estate Services Agreement shortlist. As the incumbent for the last 17 years, we have significant experience supplying best-in-class services to the Ministry of Defence across the UK and abroad. I believe our capabilities have uniquely equipped us to meet the varied and changing facilities management requirements of the Armed Forces and Defence estate.”