Mitie Recertified as Gold Defence Employer

Mitie is celebrating its third consecutive year as the recipient of a ‘Gold Award’ from the UK Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). Reserved for organisations that demonstrate the strongest commitment to supporting the Armed Forces, the award exemplifies Mitie’s active and continued support for its +2,000 colleagues from the defence and military community…


Compass Recertified as ‘Gold’ UK Armed Forces Employer

Compass Group has again achieved ‘Gold scheme’ status from the UK Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme following a revalidation by the Defence Relationship Management Team. The Gold commendation reflects the organisation’s work in supporting veterans, reservists, cadets and military families in its business. Compass signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2016, securing gold in 2018.…


Serco to Provide Anti-terrorism Protection Technology at US Navy Bases

United States Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific has selected Serco Inc., for a Physical Security System-Enterprise Architecture (PS2-EA) contract to provide anti-terrorism technology support. The single-award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, has a total estimated value of US $201 million if all options are exercised.  It includes one-base year and four one-year options…

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Landmarc Pledges Continued Support for Charity Following Award of £560 Million UK Defence Training Estate Contract

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has re-awarded Landmarc the £560 million contract to manage the UK Defence Training Estate. Landmarc provides facilities management, rural estate management and operational services across the 156,000 hectares that make up the estate on which thousands of Armed Forces personnel live, work and train. The company has also pledged to continue…


Australian Defence Force Re-awards Middle East Logistics Contrast

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has signed a new contract with Serco further extending the provision of logistics and support services at bases in the Middle East. The new Middle East Logistics and Base Support Services (MELABS) contract, valued at $107 million will commence on 1 January 2024, continuing Serco’s commitment for an initial term of…


Serco to Deliver IT and Engineering Sustainment Support for U.S. Navy

Serco has been awarded a follow-on task order to deliver technical and programmatic support at US Naval bases around the world under a five-year agreement with an estimated value of up to US $69 million.    Serco will provide support for Information Technology (IT), Anti-terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) systems, ELMR (Enterprise Land Mobile Radio), dispatch, alarms,…


L&T Technology Services and Thales Commit to Low-Carbon Future

Global pure-play engineering company L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) and Thales have signed a letter of intent to tackle climate change in their respective value chains. Thales is working with its strategic suppliers to achieve its CO2 emissions reduction targets for 2030, which have been validated by the SBTi and are compatible with the objectives…


DE&S DECA Renews Integrated Services Contract

UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) agency DE&S Deca has re-awarded an integrated services contract to EMCOR UK following a competitive tender process. Formed by the integration of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) with the Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA), DE&S Deca negotiates and manages contracts with the UK and global defence industry, developing, supplying…


UK Ministry of Defence Expands ESS Soft Services Partnership

The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has selected Compass Group subsidiary ESS to deliver catering, retail, leisure, cleaning, laundry and reception services at its Porton Down location in Wiltshire and Portsdown, West Hampshire. Over 40 employees have transferred to ESS’ payroll under the mobilisation, with the company working closely with the Defence Infrastructure…


Logistics Sustainment Support for U.S. Army

Serco Inc., has been awarded a contract to provide lifecycle logistics, and broadband voice and data network installation and maintenance support for the U.S. Army’s Integrated Fires Rapid Capabilities Office (IFRCO).  The contract has a one-year base period and four one-year option periods and is valued at $63 million if all options are exercised.     …


Serco Selected for UK Air Defence Radars Contract

Serco has been awarded a new contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to maintain Air Defence radars and provide day to day operation of Remote Radar Heads for the next five years.   The company will be the prime contractor for the new contract with Lockheed Martin as the main sub-contractor. Valued at around…


Serco Appoints Managing Director at Defence Business

Serco has named Doug Umbers as the new managing director of its Defence business in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Serco, Umbers was Chief Operating Officer at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the £1 billion science and technology arm of the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) where he also served as interim…


UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation Launches Asset Information Management Common Data Environment

The United Kingdom Defence Infrastructure Organisation has launched the next phase of its Asset Information Management Common Data Environment (AIM CDE), using the intelligent data management platform, gliderbim®. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has successfully led a phased deployment of a new AIM CDE, using the gliderbim platform and with the support of Glider’s information…


Meggitt Workers Vote for Strike Action After Defence Contractor Offers ‘Cup of Tea Instead of Pay Rise’

Workers who gave up 10 per cent of their wages during the pandemic now being offered real terms pay cut, says GMB Union.


Churchill Services Recognised for UK Armed Forces Commitment

Multi-service provider Churchill Services has received a Gold Award from The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in recognition of its support for the defence and armed forces community, and the alignment of its values with the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant. The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support for the military, although public…


Record Year of Investment for UK Defence Training Estate

Landmarc Support Services and the United Kingdom’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have reported record levels of investment on programme deliver on the Defence Training Estate (DTE) for a second consecutive year.  After financial year 2020/2021 had already been Landmarc and the DTE’s busiest year to date, last year continued to see a huge investment in…


Decrypting the UK’s Sheltered Housing Fire Standards

With new fire safety legislations demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg, business development manager, Allegion UK, explains why care home and sheltered housing associations must prioritise fire door maintenance. The regulations and standards associated with fire safety and sheltered, assisted and social housing are, by necessity, robust. Yet, the…

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