Sodexo has secured a £54 million soft FM services contract at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth, as part of the Ministry of Defence’s Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP).
Under the five-year deal, which has an extension option for another two years, Sodexo’s Government & Agencies team will carry out cleaning, waste management, catering, retail, leisure, grounds maintenance and help-desk services at the base, which is at Portsmouth Dockyard.
The award forms part of the overall £5.2 billion FMSP, made up of 11 contracts, which will support and maintain UK HM Naval Bases equipment and capabilities. The FMSP guarantees that Royal Navy personnel benefit from enhanced services and facilities on land or at sea.
Mobilisation began in early April and will go live on 1 October. Sodexo will be supporting the FMSP’s objectives through the delivery of high-performing, value-for-money, safe, agile and efficient services as well as improving the lives of those on the base.
HMNB Portsmouth has been an integral part of the city since 1194 and is home to almost two-thirds of the Royal Navy's surface ships. The base is a large employer and provides lodging facilities to serving personnel and in Portsmouth-based ships.
Paul Anstey, CEO, Government & Agencies, Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: “This is an incredibly prestigious location for the Ministry of Defence, with a rich history. We are committed to helping the FSMP achieve its mission of ‘a world-class support enterprise’ for the Royal Navy.”
Sodexo has worked with the British military for at least 30 years, focusing on the wellbeing of Armed Forces personnel and their families.
The FM provider was an early signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and in 2017 received the Ministry of Defence’s Gold Employer Recognition Award for its commitment and support to the UK’s Armed Forces community.
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