Amey Lex Consortium (ALC) awarded 15 year £600 million MOD contract

14 June 2005
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Amey Lex Consortium (ALC) has been awarded the C Vehicle Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract by the Ministry of Defence, worth in the region of £600 million over a 15 year period.

ALC is an equal partnership between Amey, the support services specialist and Lex Defence Ltd, the defence fleet management and logistics division of RAC.

The C Vehicle programme will provide a worldwide fleet of construction plant and field mechanical handling equipment operated typically by the Royal Engineers and Royal Logistic Corps respectively. This fleet will include cranes, dump trucks, excavators, bulldozers, rough terrain forklifts and container handlers. 

ALC will gradually rationalise the MoD’s fleet from over 3,800 to approximately 2,000 assets using Whole Fleet Management techniques.  ALC will procure over 1,700 new assets during the contract, worth in excess of £100 million.  In addition to the provision and maintenance of assets, ALC will provide the MoD with associated services, including a spares support and inventory management system, a comprehensive management information system, a technical documentation service and training services for operators and maintainers.

Since its appointment as Preferred Bidder and in preparation for delivering the service, ALC has:

  • Recruited a strong management team that combines the skills and expertise of both the commercial and military worlds.
  • Surveyed 3,200 assets across 308 military units to prepare its maintenance programme.
  • Designed and built its management information system
  • Developed its new Capability Service Centre within a military establishment at Bicester, Oxfordshire, which will act as the base for the delivery of the programme.

Hamish Knox, Managing Director of ALC said: “We have spent the last 16 months honing the service solution to integrate seamlessly with the MoD and to optimise the benefits that this PFI programme will deliver.  The ALC team is enthusiastically looking forward to rolling out this ground breaking service and making a positive contribution in delivering C Vehicle capability to the MoD.”

Notes to Editors:

  1. The Amey Lex Consortium has been established for the sole purpose of delivering the C Vehicle capability and to provide a quality service, tailored to the precise requirements of the British Armed Forces.  ALC will apply commercial best practice, utilising proven capabilities and the global industrial infrastructure, to deliver innovative solutions and capability that is operationally effective, highly efficient and flexible. The programme will provide outstanding value for money and will serve to both protect and generate jobs in the UK.
  2. Amey is a provider of integrated business support services to the public and private sector and is working closely with central and local government to deliver strategic education, health, transport and defence projects.  Services range from the management of large-scale transportation infrastructure to the delivery of professional and back office services.
  3. Lex Defence, the defence division of RAC, provides a unique range of skills and services to support the vehicle fleet and logistic requirements of the British Armed Forces around the world. Lex Defence is currently responsible for more than £1 billion worth of MoD contracts, managing over 14,000 vehicles on behalf of the MoD, and is one of the largest suppliers of vehicles and fleet management services to the UK defence market.  Aviva recently announced its acquisition of the RAC. The acquisition brings toget

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