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Five-Year Plan To Modernise Defence Estate Announced

Projects include work to construct new buildings and accommodation and refurbishment of current facilities.

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A five-year plan to modernise defence estate has been announced by the Ministry of Defence.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) today published a new procurement plan, with projects including work to construct new buildings and accommodation and refurbishment of current facilities.

The MOD says it wants to become easier to do business with.

All contracts up for grabs have been listed, including maintenance work supporting nuclear infrastructure capability at HMNB Clyde worth £568 million, and £8 million for work at Bovington Camp supporting the AJAX armoured vehicles set to enter service in 2020.

The DIO hopes making clear what is up for grabs will encourage more small and medium-sized enterprises to bid for work, and deliver better services for personnel as a result.

Minister for Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans Tobias Ellwood MP said:

"The defence estate is where our brave armed forces live, work and train and so it’s crucial we give them the best supplies and facilities possible.

"Working with industry is critical to delivering this, and our new Procurement Plan ensures the private sector has a head start in bidding for this crucial work."