Serco Inc. will continue to provide site support services at the 5 Wing Canadian Forces Base in Goose Bay, Labrador. The company, which is the Americas division of the multinational Serco Group, has won a $100 million contract with Public Works and Government Services Canada. The contract is a two-year extension to the current eleven-year agreement between Serco and the Canadian government. The contract will run until the end of 2016.
According to the statement issued by Serco, the company will continue to perform most non-military operation and maintenance functions at the base. The base comprises two 3,000-metre runways, over 200 buildings totaling approximately 275,000 square metres, and “extensive civil infrastructure.” The training area associated with the base covers 130,000 square kilometres.
The comprehensive suite of services provided are Aviation Services, which include air traffic control and Navaids; Logistics Services, including warehouse operations, snow and ice removal, environmental protection, hazardous waste management and material control; and Facilities Management Services, including engineering, telecomm/IT, electrical and airfield distribution systems, water treatment, central heating plant operations, grounds maintenance, security, food services and janitorial services.
“Working with the Department of National Defence, Serco has provided site support services at Goose Bay for over fifteen years. We’re excited to continue our work on behalf of the Canadian government and to remain a viable part of the local Goose Bay community,” said Paul Dalglish, Serco’s Vice President of Canadian Operations.
Serco Group, a $7.5 billion international business, has 122,000 employees in thirty countries, according to its statement. Serco Inc., headquartered in Reston, Virginia, focuses on providing services to government.