US Navy contracts Serco to support hazmat inventory management

14 February 2016 (Last Updated February 14th, 2016 18:30)

Serco has been contracted by the US Navy's Fleet Logistics Center San Diego to provide support and services for hazardous material (hazmat) inventory management.

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Serco has been contracted by the US Navy's Fleet Logistics Center San Diego to provide support and services for hazardous material (hazmat) inventory management.

The five-year $47m contract has a one-year base period and four one-year option periods.

Under the contract, Serco will provide personnel assigned to procure hazmat materials in order to buy, track, stock, and provide items as per the demand of the US Navy's Southwest Region.

"Serco will provide personnel assigned to procure hazmat materials in order to buy, track, stock, and provide items."

Hazmat materials are gathered to be composed into a suit to serve as personal protective equipment that consists of an impermeable whole-body garment, worn as protection against hazardous materials.

Serco will collaborate with the US Navy to standardise hazmat management by leveraging on the company's tested forecasting management model.

They will also procure viable substitutes to hazmat materials and ensure stock levels meet the US Navy's needs, aligned with the required military specification, federal specification and commercial item description requirements.

Serco chairman and CEO Dan Allen said: "For the past 14 years, Serco has been performing work on ships and at facilities nationwide to support the navy with hazmat management solutions.

"I am proud of the commitment by our team to meet the operational needs of our customer, and delivering services and solutions that enable the navy to deliver on their mission."

Serco will render their support to the US Navy at various naval installations within the Fleet Logistics Center San Diego (FLCSD) region, as well as partner sites in the Southwest Region, including Naval Base San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Naval Base Ventura County and Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake.


Image: Officials donning Hazmat suits while dealing with hazardous material and toxic contamination situations. Photo: courtesy of FEMA/Win Henderson.