On Wednesday, Serco, Inc. announced that it has been awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command (NEMSCOM) Deployable Medical Systems contract. The one-year contract, with four one-year option periods, is worth potentially $15 million.
Under the terms of the contract, Serco will be responsible for producing deployable medical systems (DEPMEDS) and maintaining biomedical and civil engineer end item equipment. DEPMEDS are used in the field for military, humanitarian and disaster relief operations anywhere in the world. The company’s work will be performed at a Naval facility in Williamsburg, Va., and the company expects to hire up to 30 new employees in the medical logistics field.
“We look forward to working with the Navy to support those in need of medical assistance, ” said Serco vice president Bob Wood. “Our experience and knowledge in the areas of logistics, engineering and cost analysis should be put to good use as we assist NEMSCOM in providing mobile hospitals and medical equipment to our deployed forces.”