Serco wins four-year US Navy technical support contract

22 March 2019 (Last Updated March 22nd, 2019 12:10)

Serco has received a four-year contract from the US Navy to deliver technical and programmatic support at Naval bases around the world.

Serco wins four-year US Navy technical support contract
A US soldier using a joint base cruiser radio in a vehicle. Credit: Serco Group plc.

Serco has received a four-year contract from the US Navy to deliver technical and programmatic support at naval bases around the world.

The new task order was awarded under the SeaPort-e contract vehicle. The contract includes a base period of one year and three option years. If all the options are exercised, the overall value of the order is expected to increase to $53m.

Serco will be required to provide support for information technology (IT), anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) systems, enterprise land mobile radio (ELMR), dispatch and alarms.

The scope also includes network engineering, network roll-out support, and information assurance for all navy regions globally.

“Our team put together a solution that tapped into our extensive past performance in helping our nation secure our military bases and detect and respond to cybersecurity threats.”

Serco chairman and CEO Dave Dacquino said: “We are excited to grow our shore modernisation services under this new task order. Our team put together a solution that tapped into our extensive past performance in helping our nation secure our military bases and detect and respond to cybersecurity threats.”

Since 2001, the company has delivered life cycle sustainment, acquisition, and integration services to the US Navy in support of ATFP and naval electronic surveillance systems (NESS).

The company’s services are focussed on supporting the integration of communications between federal and state and local government agencies to facilitate collective response to terrorist threats.

Serco was awarded two production task orders to support the US Navy in December.

The task orders were part of the navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks Enterprise Services (CANES) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity multiple-award contract for CVN, DDG, LHD ship classes, and submarines.

The work involves sourcing and assembling the required IT network systems in hardened shipboard racks.

Last year, the company secured a total of 11 task orders from the eight-year CANES IDIQ contract.