Open-access content Wednesday 25th January 2012 — updated 1.53pm, Tuesday 5th May 2020
26 January 2012
The Royal Air Force and Naval Air Command have awarded service group Serco contracts worth £130 million.
The Multi-Activity Contracts (MACs) are for a range of operational support, engineering and training services.
Serco successfully rebid its RAF Northolt MAC to provide aviation and engineering facilities and logistics support. Included is maintenance and associated support for the 32 (The Royal) Squadron, as well as at various satellite stations in and around London.
The three-year Northolt MAC starts in April 2012 and has options to extend for a further four years. Total value if extended would be around £70 million.
Also successfully rebid is the contract for aviation and engineering facilities and aircraft support at Royal Navy Air Stations Yeovilton and Culdrose. The contract "complements our maintenance and support services currently provided under a separate contract to the Merlin helicopter fleet at RNAS Culdrose", Serco said in a written statement.
The three-year Yeovilton and Culdrose contract also starts in April, with a possible two-year extension. Total value over five years would be around £40 million.
Last November, Serco won a new MAC for RAF Valley on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, where the Navy and Air Force train jet pilots. RAF Valley is also the headquarters of the military's Search and Rescue Force and the RAF Mountain Rescue Service.
The five-year RAF Valley contract starts in April and has a total value to Serco of over £20 million.
The recent contracts extend Serco's operational support to cover 29 UK military bases, Christopher Hyman, chief executive of Serco Group, said. Services range from aircraft engineering and training programmes, as well as asset and infrastructure management.
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