The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £256 million contract, for work, repairs, servicing, and facilities management for the UK defence site in Cyprus
Mitie Defence Limited has won the contract,covering RAF Akrotiri, Episkopi, Dhekelia, Ayios Nikolias, Troodos, Bloodhound Camp and Radio Sonde. The contract will come into force in the autumn 2023 and will include Cypriot companies within the supply chain.
This is the second contract to come under DIO’s new Overseas Prime Contracts (OPC) programme, following a contract which came into service in Gibraltar in November 2022.
Further facilities management contracts will follow in other locations including Germany, the Falkland Islands and Ascension Island. The next OPC contract to be awarded will be for hard facilities management in Germany and wider Europe next month, with the Cyprus Soft Facilities Management contract award anticipated summer 2023 and the final contract to be the South Atlantic Islands in summer 2024.
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