Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence – Largest government procurement of services finalised

The signing of the final five contracts for support services at Defence bases today has signalled the end of the largest single procurement of its type undertaken by the Commonwealth.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence the Hon Darren Chester MP said the contract signing brought to conclusion the multi-billion dollar Base Services Re-tender, which Defence commenced in 2012.

“The contracts signed today complete the suite of 10 base services contracts. We now have contracts to cover the full range of key services for Defence bases — everything from routine maintenance and security to pest control, waste management, transport, and support to range and training areas, ” Mr Chester said.

A total of 10 contracts have been signed, each with an initial term of six years and up to four years of extensions. During the 10-year period the contracts are collectively worth about $10 billion.

Deputy Secretary Defence Support and Reform Steven Grzeskowiak, who signed the contracts on behalf of the Commonwealth, said the completion of the contracting process represented the culmination of a concerted effort to achieve real savings and improvements to service delivery.

“As we begin to transition the new contractors into the operational phase of their contracts, our bases will experience consistent service delivery across the country,” Mr Grzeskowiak said.

“It is rare to get the opportunity to implement such a wide-ranging suite of contracts all at the same time. We have used this to drive improvements to service delivery while at the same time achieving savings and efficiencies.”

The contracts signed today are with Brookfield Johnson Controls Pty Ltd, Compass Group (Australia) Pty Ltd, DynCorp (AUST.) Pty Limited (trading as Augility), MSS Security Pty Ltd and Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd.

The initial five contracts, signed on 10 July, are with UGL Services Pty Ltd, Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd, Transfield Services, Veolia Environmental Services Pty Ltd and Wilson Security.

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