Boeing Australia Ltd has won a $66 million long-term operation and maintenance contract to support the activities of the Defence Signals Directorate at three sites, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today.
The Brisbane-based company will provide services to DSD headquarters in Canberra, at Shoal Bay Receiving Station in Darwin and the Australian Defence Satellite Communications Station in Geraldton.
The new five-year support agreement combines a number of existing contracted support functions under one contract to maximise the efficiency of using industry in support of Defence activities.
Senator Hill said Boeing Australia Limited had experience in successfully providing support services to the Defence Signals Directorate’s business operations and the Department of Defence.
“This new contract provides for a long-term relationship with Boeing Australia Limited and the Defence Signals Directorate, in which a contracted Australian workforce will work in concert with Commonwealth employees to operate these important Defence sites,” Senator Hill said.
“All staff employed by Boeing Australia Limited to work at the three sites will undergo the Commonwealth’s rigorous security clearance process and will form an essential part of the combined workforce at these sites.
“The Defence Signals Directorate has benefited from a close relationship with industry in the past and this new arrangement will continue to allow the Directorate to provide high levels of support to the Government and the Australian Defence Force”.
Boeing Wins $66 Million Contract to Support DSD