Support for a range of containerised deployable systems for the UK Ministry of Defence is to be provided by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, with G3 Systems as its partner, following the award of an enabling contract.
MOD selects Marshall for deployable infrastructure support
Named ‘Project Amphora’, this framework contract will last up to seven years and will enable numerous and varied equipments to continue to operate successfully as Force 2020 develops.
At the heart of Project Amphora is a contractor logistic support (CLS) service which will ensure that the deployable shelter systems are fully supported to demanding operational levels.
“Marshall and G3 Systems have worked very closely developing a unique and highly responsive offering before jointly bidding in a well competed bidding process,” said Steve Fitz-Gerald, Chief Executive of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.
“The transition period for the contract to providing a full operational capability is very short and as the suppliers of the majority of the UK’s shelter infrastructure, we were able to submit a low risk, fully compliant solution which gave the MOD confidence that operational capability would be achieved in the required time frame at an acceptable cost,” added Mr Fitz-Gerald.
The contract includes the support of a number of deployable systems ranging from AFV Power Pack Repair Facilities, to Deployable Engineering Workshops to C4ISTAR working environments.
“This contract win reflects the efforts made by both companies to integrate our approach and offer the MOD a true partnership and best value for money,” said Peter Gleave, Managing Director of G3 Systems.
“The success of the team proves that SMEs can combine their resources to match the breadth and depth of major prime contractors, whilst retaining the expertise and agility associated with SMEs”, added Mr Gleave.
Work on the programme is starting immediately and full operating capability is expected in the next few months.
About Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (www.marshalladg.com) specialises in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft; and defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture. Its capabilities include engineering design, manufacture and test; and the provision of personnel, training and advice, while providing maintenance, integration, manufacture and product support.
Since 1909 Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has been valued for its integrity, performance and customer focus which has been demonstrated through its innovative solutions and ability to deliver on-time and to-cost.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 4,500 people with a turnover in excess of £1.2bn.
More information can be found at www.marshalladg.com
About G3 Systems
G3 Systems Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of IAP Worldwide Services (IAP), operates in the UK and overseas providing government, commercial and international clients with a wide range of facilities, services and solutions. G3 Systems has the capability to design, deliver, operate and maintain equipment and facilities on a global basis based upon its understanding and experience of the demands of operating in challenging locations and harsh environments. G3 Systems’ core capabilities are:
Equipment & Systems Solutions
Facilities & Infrastructure Services
Operations & Maintenance
Emergency Response Services
Field Service Support
Logistic Support Services
Design & Build
Programme & Project Management.
More information can be found at www.g3-systems.co.uk
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Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.