The Ministry of Defence have announced the signing of a £150m, five year Logistics Support Contract with Babcock International Group.
The MoD say in
a news release that this contract considerably cuts costs for the Army, saving in the region of £50 million on the previous contract and will deliver essential replacement parts to soldiers in a fraction of the time they would have previously expected. “This contract will support the Delivery Team with an intelligent logistic support solution that delivers cost effective and resilient support to the whole of the equipment portfolio it supports as part of the Land Environment Tactical Communications and Information Systems (LE TacCIS) Programme. The solution will deliver four critical services: inventory management, inventory modelling, information management and technical services. The contract utilises existing and tested Defence solutions, protocols and systems to achieve efficiencies aligned to current Logistic strategies. It provides resilience to the whole of the Armed Forces for critical operations while exploiting the expertise within Babcock, who have designed this service based on their support service to the Royal Navy.”
Major General Jon Cole, the Senior Responsible Owner for LE TacCIS and the British Army’s Chief Information Officer
commented in the release: “Well done to Babcock International Group for winning our support contract, I’d like to welcome them to the LE TacCIS team of partners. We look forward to working together to drive operational availability and to deliver financial efficiencies. This contract offers us cheaper core costs and reduces pass-through costs, delivering more efficient and effective processes across the critical TacCIS network.” You can read more here.