Serco has been awarded a two-year contract extension to continue providing base operation, hospitality and support services on behalf of the Australia Defence Force in the Middle East.
FILE PHOTO (January 2021): The last RAAF cash tender is loaded onto a C-17A Globemaster III for return to Australia. Fire-fighting duties at Australia’s main operating base in the Middle East are now operated by Serco. Photo by Sergeant Ben Dempster.
The new contract extension, awarded to Serco after 10 years of support for ADF operations in the Middle East region will take the contract through until 31 December 2023.
Currently, Serco provides 22 different service lines under the Middle East Logistics and Base Support Services (MELABS) contract, which was expanded in 2020 to include emergency response capability for the ADF’s main operating base in the Middle East.
Serco Defence Managing Director Clint Thomas said Serco’s proven track record of delivering these high-quality services for more than a decade had resulted in a strong partnership with the ADF.
“This contract extension demonstrates the confidence the ADF has in Serco to deliver significant innovation and continuous improvements to support Australian Defence Force operations in the Middle East,” Mr Thomas said.
“With the creation of Serco’s new integrated Facilities Management (FM) business unit is Australia, bringing specialist facilities and asset management skills combined with Serco’s global expertise, we are well positioned to continue the delivery of the best possible outcomes for the ADF at home and abroad.”
MELABS Contract Director Andy Maclean said he hoped Serco would continue as a trusted partner of the ADF for many years to come, anywhere in the world where they required support for Defence operations, training and capability-support activities.
Serco also delivers a comprehensive range of logistics and base-services support to the ADF at home in Australia – and across a wide range of other government sectors, totalling hundreds of millions of dollars.
Globally, Serco employs more than 70,000 people and recorded gross revenue of more than AU$7billion in 2020/21.