Awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence DIO, Interserve has recently been awarded the contract for a five year project which will see it serving the U.S Air Force with facilities services for across its UK estates.
Set to begin in November this year, the prime contract serves as the culmination of four facilities support contracts, effectively covering the main bases of the U.S Air Force across the UK as well as the relative satellite sites. As part of this, Interserve will provide a mixture of services, including TFM, engineering and maintenance services for three of the operational wings of the United States Forces Prime.
Although this is not the first time that the contract for support services has been outsourced to an organisation like Interserve, this year serves as a first in the United States Forces Prime estate being taken care of by a singular contractor, with the consolidation of originally separate contracts aiming to reduce costings and improve overall efficiencies.
As Adrian Ringrose, Chief Executive of Interserve explained: “We have a long-standing and highly successful relationship with the Ministry of Defence and the armed forces.” And of course, this contract will see Interserve tested in its capacity to up the scale of its involvement in military estates and prove its capacity to deliver – something which, thus far, Adrian Ringrose attests that Interserve has: “Proven our ability to deliver integrated support services efficiently and cost-effectively across a diverse military estate.”
Of course, the contract will build upon Interserve’s already-established expertise in the sector, with the company already offering FM services for a variety of UK military estates, including Royal Naval bases, Ministry of Defence locations, joint operating bases and the Defence Sixth Form College. Although the new contract is perceived as a considerable undertaking, evidence does point to the fact that Interserve will have the capacity to deliver on the estates.