The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected independent technology group Cohort’s wholly owned subsidiary MASS Consultants as the preferred bidder for an in-service support contract.
Valued at more than £50m, the contract award will continue for a period of eight years. It is currently subject to final negotiation and approval from the MoD.
Under the proposed agreement, MASS Consultants will be responsible for providing in-service support for the defence department, in addition to carrying out operational analysis studies, information technology infrastructure management, modelling, simulation, and software engineering.
Cohort chief executive Andy Thomis said: “I am delighted to announce this important result, achieved against stiff competition, which is a testament to both the quality of our bid and the excellence of our performance over the last 18 years.
“To be selected as the preferred provider of this important national capability is a great vote of confidence in MASS and in the Cohort Group. Together with other recent wins, this contract, when confirmed, will enhance the visibility of future group revenue.”
The contract will involve a continuation of work that the company has carried out since 2000 and is expected to run from April to March 2027 with a breakpoint in March 2023.
However, the award includes four optional one-year extension periods, which can extend the contract period until 2031, if exercised.