Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Sustainable procurement advice to ensure that the client’s environmental objectives are incorporated into the process governing the privatisation of the service provision
Our experienced environmental management consultants have an in-depth understanding of environmental legislation compliance and are well versed in evaluating engineering contracts for the marine industry.
The MoD’s ‘Provision of Maritime Services’ contract is a £1bn procurement strategy for the provision of maritime support services including the acquisition of a fleet of marine vessels, spanning a 15 year period.
Because this substantial privatisation contract meant outsourcing key marine operations, our client needed independent verification that their environmental requirements would be adequately covered, throughout the supply chain.
To ensure they maintained their statutory environmental obligations, Frazer-Nash was asked to support the MoD before, during and after the bidding and contracting process.
We identified the many diverse and complex environmental risks associated with this contract and discussed these with our client so they could fully understand their implications. For instance, because the legal status of the waste producer would change, statutory obligations are introduced that required recognition and appropriate management controls.
We inspected the operational facilities of each of the bidders and audited the environmental impact of their ashore facilities and operations, including: vessels, materials handling & storage and waste management.