Engineering and advisory firm Beca has been contracted for a further 12-month extension to support the Directorate of Estate and Land Management (DELM) implement and maintain an assurance program that continually improves the serviceability of the Defence estate.
David Barter, Business Director of Defence & National Security at Beca, said the success is evident based on the long-standing partnership the company has with Defence and the capability of their experienced team.
“We’ve been proudly supporting the Defence Estate Strategy 2016-36 as a capability partner now, for more than eight years," Barter said.
“This is the third time we’ve been awarded this work, which we believe is recognition of the strong partnership approach we have taken to delivering the Estate Maintenance and Operation Support (EMOS) Assurance Audit program, and the overall reduction of non-compliances across the Estate as a result.
"This has been delivered through coordination and teamwork between Defence, Beca and each of the EMOS contractors to support Defence's strategic objectives and overall availability of key assets."
This work aims to optimise Defence’s approach to estate investment to ensure effective whole of life asset management, through development and implementation of the Capability Life Cycle Estate Asset Management Framework; and to achieve a more cost effective and efficient estate.
A recent addition to the program scope has been the inclusion of Land Management assurance. Beca’s internal planning expertise will be used to determine compliance of a number of land management functions including bio-security, bushfire management, water management and contamination.
This will be achieved through the objective assessment of maintenance interventions completed by the EMOS contractor, to ensure they meet legislative and Defence requirements.