British facility management company Mitie has secured a £155m contact to provide key services for the UK Armed Forces in Gibraltar.

The scope of the contract work includes repairs, maintenance work, servicing, and hard facilities management for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) estate in Gibraltar.

The contract was awarded by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) under the new Overseas Prime Contracts (OPC) programme. The contract carries an initial period of seven years.

Mitie Central Government and Defence managing director Brian Talbot said: “As proud supporters of the British Armed Forces, we are delighted to have been awarded the new Overseas Prime Contract for Gibraltar by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

“By providing these vital services, delivered by our exceptional colleagues and underpinned by our industry-leading technology, we look forward to working with the Armed Forces based in Gibraltar, and supporting the smooth delivery of operations on site.”

Under the OPC programme, additional contracts will be awarded for sites in Cyprus, Germany, the Falkland Islands, and Ascension Island.

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The second OPC award is scheduled to be awarded for hard facilities management in Cyprus early next year.

DIO chief operating officer David Brewer said: “DIO is committed to supporting people across the Armed Forces who depend on us to provide facilities and essential services, which allow them to work safely and securely.

“This marks an important milestone in the OPC programme, as the first of the new contracts is awarded in Gibraltar.

“This new contract builds on the successes of existing hard facilities management arrangements while taking onboard recommendations for additional services and improvements, which will improve the quality of life for people in Gibraltar. We look forward to working with Mitie to deliver for our Armed Forces overseas.”

In March, the UK announced the introduction of improved body armour for women in the armed forces.