Beca is thrilled to announce we have been contracted for a further 12-month extension to support the Directorate of Estate and Land Management (DELM) implement and maintain a robust, defendable, and flexible 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 we have with Defence, and the capability of our experienced team to continuously deliver for our clients. 

“We’ve been proudly supporting the Defence Estate Strategy 2016-36 as a capability partner now, for more than eight years. 

“This is the third time we’ve been awarded this work, which we believe is in 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,” Mr Barter said. 

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, biosecurity, 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. 

This strategy is also aligned to the Defence Estate Strategy 2016-36 Aims and Priorities for the DELM: specifically, creating a fit for purpose estate that best enables capability and operations, is safe, secure, and compliant, and to ensure risks are understood and managed.  

More information about Beca’s Defence and National Security capability can be viewed here
See also February 2022