The Bi-State Development (BSD) Agency Board of Commissioners’ approved a new contract with G4S Security Solution (USA) Inc (formerly Wackenhut Security Services) for Public Safety and Security Services at a special meeting held on December 10, 2019.
The BSD issued a request for proposals on August 19, 2019, to several prospective Offerors seeking qualified security providers to submit proposals for a three-year contract with two separate one-year renewal options to satisfy BSD’s requirement for contracted security services at designated Missouri and Illinois facilities and platforms. Six proposals were received in response to the solicitation.
Each firm’s proposal was reviewed by an evaluation committee comprised of representatives from Metro Public Safety, MetroLink Light Rail Operations, and St. Louis County Police Department according to the evaluation requirements specified in the request for proposals.
Based on cost and proposals presented, the evaluation committee recommended that the Board of Commissioners authorize the President & CEO to award a contract to G4S Solutions for Public Safety and Security Services.
During the technical presentation, G4S Solutions presented succinct plans for several types of security programs Metro would like to pursue. G4S also gave examples of similar transit customer service orientated contracts that they currently administer.
The G4S proposal addresses several key factors in Metro’s need to provide a safe and secure system by bringing security guard location identification, enhanced training, detailed reporting capabilities and intelligence collection efforts that best match Metro transit needs.
Funding is provided through the operating budget.