Bovis Lend Lease is to manage BP Amoco's retail outlet building programme across 15 countries over the next five years. The programme will see construction of over 1,300 new outlets in Europe, the USA, Japan and Venezuela. Bovis claims it is its largest ever contract.
The EU has invited bids for construction research under the £10bn Fifth Framework programme. Closing date for energy, environment and sustainable development proposals is 15 February. 31 March is the deadline for competitive and sustainable growth proposals. Contact: Diana Maxwell on (020) 7665 2155. Companies bidding for train operating franchises must include proposals for integrated transport links in their bids, the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority said this week. The call came in guidelines for bidders published yesterday. Bidders for the 10-20 year franchises must also show they are prepared to invest in rail infrastructure.