DIO invites firms to tender for defence construction projects

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has invited 10 private-sector companies to begin tendering for a new framework agreement to deliver construction projects across the UK defence estate.

The companies shortlisted for the National Capital Works Framework are: Balfour Beatty Group; BAM Construction; Carillion Construction; Interserve Construction; Kier Graham; Lend Lease Construction (EMEA); Miller Construction (UK); Morgan Sindall; Skanska UK; and Wates Construction.

The framework — which forms part of the DIO Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme — will be used for the design and build of construction projects up to a value of £50m. It will include up to five companies that will participate in ‘mini competitions’ for individual projects.

It is due to be awarded before the end of 2013 and is planned to run for an initial four-year period, with the potential to extend for up to three years.