Ministry of Defence: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Q123 of the oral evidence by David Williams to the Committee of Public Accounts on 22 January 2024, HC 451, what the length is of the contract his Department has agreed with Serco.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Department is constrained in its ability to discuss contracts in depth due to the inherent commercial sensitivity, however, we can confirm that we do have a contract with Serco for "The Provision of Aircraft Engineering Support and Airfield Services at Royal Naval Air Stations (RNAS) Yeovilton and Culdrose". This was awarded on 1 July 2020 and is due to expire on 31 March 2026.

This is the only contract the Department holds with Serco, although Serco also seconds employees to work with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary to obtain specialist skills where there is a business need to do so. This is not governed by a contract.

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