At the end of last year, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) released a procurement plan, which outlines a programme of major projects and contracts over the next five financial years.
Defence tenders for the construction of new buildings and accommodation and the refurbishment of current facilities are set to be released across this time period. To fulfil these contracts, DIO wants to branch out and work with a “more diverse supply base”.
New opportunities with the DIO
Alongside the opportunities mentioned above, new DIO tenders will be released for facilities management elements such as catering, waste management and cleaning.
With new opportunities for defence suppliers on the horizon, DIO Commercial Director Jacqui Rock has recognised the importance of working with suppliers of all sizes and levels of public procurement expertise. She plans to introduce new measures that will support small businesses and businesses that lack experience working with the MOD throughout the bid process.
In a government statement Ms Rock said:
“As DIO we recognise that our current and future suppliers are key to our success. We have worked with industry to produce the Procurement Plan and we are committed to building a broader, more diverse supplier base.
“We believe in being as transparent as possible in our procurements and through this new approach we are encouraging new entrants, including small and medium-sized enterprises, to consider the benefits and opportunities that working with DIO can deliver.”
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