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File #: 2016-0565   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 7/14/2016 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 9/15/2016 Final action: 9/22/2016
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award and execute a five-year firm fixed unit rate Contract No. PS560810024798, to RMI International, Inc. for security guard services in an amount not-to-exceed $81,944,840 effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2021.
Sponsors: Ad Hoc Transit Policing Oversight Committee
Indexes: Bus Maintenance Projects, Contracts, Law enforcement, Maintenance facilities, Maintenance of way, Memorandum Of Understanding, Procurement, Railroad facilities, Safety and security, Security, Visibility
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary, 3. Attachment C - Executive Summary
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: SECURITY GUARD SERVICES

ACTION: APPROVE CONTRACT AWARD

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award and execute a five-year firm fixed unit rate Contract No. PS560810024798, to RMI International, Inc. for security guard services in an amount not-to-exceed $81,944,840 effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2021.

Issue
ISSUE

As part of a comprehensive approach to managing Metro's security and law enforcement programs, this award recommendation supports the vital role law enforcement plays in safeguarding the transit system, but does not replace existing law enforcement functions. Metro's approach is multi-layered, comprised of internal Metro security officers, officers provided by the private sector, and commissioned law enforcement officers working under an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This award recommendation factored how the various security and law enforcement elements work to complement each other, and identifies the specific tasks assigned to the private sector officers.

In 2015, the Board of Directors instructed the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to undertake a detailed analysis of Metro's security and law enforcement workload. The OIG secured the services of BCA Watson Rice (BCA) to conduct the analysis and report their findings to the Board. BCA's analysis was completed in January 2016, and among others, recommended that Metro make a clear distinction between tasks assigned to security and those assigned to law enforcement. Recommendations 4 and 5 (Attachment C) address this issue specifically, encouraging alternate approaches to security staffing and establishing clearly defined roles, respectively.


Discussion
DISCUSSION

Consistent with the referenced BCA report, providing a visible security presence is an effective deterrent to crime and disorder, as well as mitiga...

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