Northern Ireland Water has opened up the bidding for places on its £1.68bn water and sewerage framework.
The Integrated Partnerships Framework will support the delivery of the next Price Control period (PC21) business plan which will run from April 2021 to March 2027.
It will also support the remainder of the proposed investments set out in the current PC15 business plan, which ends 31 March 2021.
The contract is divided into three lots. The first lot, worth up to £240M, is for infrastructure works associated with water treatment and distribution, sewage collection and treatment assets.
Lot two is for non-infrastructure works and is also worth up to £240M, while the third lot, for water and sewerage infrastructure and non-infrastructure works, is worth up to £1.2bn.
A market engagement day will be held in Belfast on 23 March, and the call for competition will be published in April.