International service company, Serco Group, has signed a new contract with the Australian Defence Force’s Joint Logistics Command to continue providing Middle East Logistics and Base Support Services (MELABS).
Serco has been supporting the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in the Middle East under the existing MELABS contract since 2011. This new contract, starting in January 2019, has a three-year base period with two individual option years and a total value, based upon assumed volumes, of approximately AU$135 million (equivalent to approximately £75 million) if all option years are exercised.
Under the new deal, Serco will provide 21 service lines, including catering, waste disposal, facilities and ground maintenance, laundry, transport management, procurement and welfare services in support of ADF bases primarily in the United Arab Emirates.
The services delivered will draw on the experience and expertise of Serco’s business in Australia supporting the ADF, and its business in the Middle East where Serco has 70 years of continuous experience delivering services.
Commenting on the new contract, Rupert Soames, Serco Group Chief Executive, said: “We are extremely pleased to be selected to continue this work in support of the Australian Defence Force in the Middle East.
“Serco’s successful rebid for this contract is based on our exemplary track record of delivery on the existing contract, experience of delivering defence services for customers both in Australia and internationally, as well as our 70-years’ experience of providing services in the Middle East. We look forward to supporting our customer and meeting our commitments to deliver cost efficiencies and service improvements under this new contract.”