Serco gets $35 million deal to handle city fleet

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For several months, the city has been negotiating with Serco, the United Kingdom-based company that's taking over the city's fleet management department, resulting in dozens of city workers being laid off. (Some might go to work for Serco, but the pay and benefits are likely to be significantly less than the city provides.)

VALERIE EVERETT
  • Valerie Everett


Anyway, the city hasn't ever put a value on the contract, but now, this just in, from the PR newswire, which we found on Digitaljournal.com:

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today that the Company has been awarded a new contract to deliver fleet management and maintenance services to the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities. The contract has a five-year base period valued at $35 million.

Serco will service more than 3,500 city and utility vehicles and equipment, including all police and some fire vehicles. The Company will perform preventative maintenance and inspections, corrective repairs, accident repairs, inventory procurement and warehousing, and quality control services. Work under the contract starts January 1, 2014 at eight city- and utility-owned facilities around the City of Colorado Springs.

"We look forward to delivering seamless and efficient fleet maintenance services for the City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities," said Gene Costa, Serco Inc.'s Vice President of Transportation and Infrastructure. "Our experienced team will provide best-in-class service that the City deserves and expects."

Serco's presence in Colorado Springs spans for more than 18 years. Its largest contract delivers Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat systems and Intelligence (C5I) support to Peterson Air Force Base. For the new fleet management and maintenance service contract the Company will utilize its experience from current fleet management contracts with Seminole County Florida and Dayton Power & Light in Ohio.

About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 10,000 employees and an annual revenue of $1.2 billion. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $7.5 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at www.serco-na.com

The city's 2013 budget contains a line item of $16.2 million for fleet. Mayor Steve Bach's 2014 budget proposal includes $7.9 million for fleet.

Serco employs Councilman Andy Pico, who shouldn't discuss anything involving Serco and the city while on Council, the city's Ethics Commission concluded.

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