London: The UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) has made Capita preferred bidder to be the Strategic Business Partner for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Capita will lead a partnership comprising two integrated sub-contractors, URS and PA Consulting. The partnership is supposed to lead the management and transformation of the UK's national and international defence infrastructure. The 10-year contract could be worth around £400 million to Capita. The partnership will initially deliver an 18-month transformation project designed to produce a blueprint for the future strategic asset management of the estate.