DHS to Contract for Armed Security, Patrol Service in Wisconsin
The Department of Homeland Security could be boosting its presence in the State of Wisconsin.
According to a Nov. 1 listing on the federal job website www.fbo.gov, the DHS is looking to contract “security guard and patrol services” in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. The listing is similar to a request for proposal (RFP) released by a municipality for contracted services.
The listing reads:
“The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Procurement Operations, Federal Protective Service Acquisition Division, East Consolidated Contracting Group has a requirement for armed Protective Security Officer (PSO) services at various locations throughout the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.”
According to state documents, the winning security company will earn a fee of $19 million over a 12- month period of time, with 4 consecutive 12-month options and an additional 6-month extension.
The security force hired by DHS would be responsible for all management and supervision, as well as manpower, training, permits, insurance and pre-employment screenings.
The solicitation can be read here.
City-Times has reached out to local, state and federal representatives for more information, but no calls have yet been returned. We’ll publish additional information as we have it.