UK outsourcer Serco has won contracts worth a combined £4 billion so far this year, according to a statement from the company. Those contracts reflected Serco's diverse range of offerings, ranging from ferry services to the Shetland Islands to accommodation for asylum seekers, but also its growing stature as an IT outsourcing provider.
The company won around US$200 million (£125 million) of IT outsourcing contracts in the US, for example. Those included a US$7 million contract with the US Air Force to provide IT services in support of the Air Force's NexGen enterprise transformation programme, and renewed with the US Navy for the upkeep and management of its undersea surveillance system. In the UK, Serco will provide a shared services centre for all NHS organisations in the new Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority, providing middle and back office support in the form of IT services, contract and risk management. Worth about £30 million a year, it is Serco's first shared services contract in the UK health sector.
Source: Information Age