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Army: Contracts

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what multi-activity contracts the Army has; and what the (a) scope of activities, (b) monetary value and (c) date of expiry of each is. (257159)

Multi-activity contracts (MACs) provide soft facilities management services including but not limited to:

Catering, retail and leisure;

Waste management and cleaning services;

Pest control; and

Laundry and tailoring services (including footwear repair).

In some locations, several MACs are grouped together into a super MAC (SMAC), which is managed by a single point of responsibility.

The following table provides the information requested for the Army’s 19 MACs and SMACs.

Formation

Contract location

Contract expiry date

Contract value (£ million)

2nd Division

Scotland (SMAC)

12013

45

Catterick (SMAC)

12012

80

North of England (SMAC)

12013

50

4th Division

Mid Hants (SMAC)

12012

85

Kent (SMAC)

12012

30

Oxon (SMAC)

12013

45

Wessex (SMAC)

12014

95

Surrey (SMAC)

12014

60

Manston (MAC)

12012

2

Southwick Park (MAC)

12012

5

Innsworth (MAC)

2010

5

Cotswold and Gloucester (MAC)

2010

20

5th Division

East Midlands (SMAC)

12013

35

East Anglia (SMAC)

12014

35

Wattisham and Woodbridge (SMAC)

12014

15

Wales and West Midlands (SMAC)

12014

85

London District

CapMac (MAC)

12015

60

Army Recruiting and Training Division

Arborfield (MAC)

2009

15

Sandhurst (MAC)

2009

30

1 The contract has options to extend it by up to three years.