April 24—Sodexo is the winning bidder for a contract of up to 10 years to provide foodservices at five United States Air Force bases.
According to a company press release, the contract is valued at $200 million in revenues, over the life of the contract. Sodexo will operate 25 dining and retail locations at U.S. Air Force bases in California, Wyoming, South Dakota and Florida. A portion of the contract will be serviced through “teaming agreements with small, minority, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses and organizations that represent the interests of individuals with disabilities," according to the release. Sodexo plans to bring programs such as its military feeding program, FLY by Sodexo, national brands such as UFood Grill and a training program for Airmen foodservice specialists to introduce fresh, local products at each base.
"The U.S. Air Force has set out on a mission to improve the quality of life of men and women on bases with the Air Force Food Transformation Initiative," David Scanlan, president of Sodexo's Government Services division, said in the release. "We are pleased to be part of this important initiative—it is a great opportunity to enrich the Air Force community experience at each base we serve. Sodexo thrives in environments where innovation is necessary to meet the changing needs of our clients and customers."