The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has chosen defence company Leidos as the preferred bidder to run its military logistics programme.
The deal is expected to save the government’s Logistics Commodities and Services (Transformation) (LCS(T)) programme £500 million over the next 13 years. It aims to improve the efficiency in warehousing procurement and stock control of food, clothing, general and medical supplies as well as storage and distribution.
As part of the deal, which is subject to contract, a defence fulfilment centre next to the existing MoD site at Donnington in Shropshire is being proposed.
Minister for defence equipment, support and technology Philip Dunne, said the decision was an important move toward bringing defence logistics up to the standard of industry best practice.
MoD chief of materiel (Land) lieutenant General Chris Deverell, said: “Our priority is to provide the best possible support to military operations and maintain levels of quality and service to our armed forces as well as being able to meet their changing needs. LCS(T) will significantly increase our ability to do that, while at the same time saving money for defence.”
Leidos was formerly known as Science Applications International Corporation.