Britain Awards Immigration Centre Contract to Incumbent Serco

Britain Awards Immigration Centre Contract to Incumbent Serco

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has awarded outsourcing group Serco a 70 million pound contract to manage an immigration centre over the next eight years.

The Home Office said on Monday that incumbent Serco would care for up to 410 immigration detainees at its Yarl’s Wood centre near Bedford, north of London, helping to operate its custody, detainee welfare and recreational activities.

“Serco’s bid demonstrated that its offer was the best in meeting quality and cost criteria and providing value for money for the taxpayer,” a Home office spokesperson said in a statement.

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