Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Homeland Security Seeks 600 Armed PSOs in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska for Massive Annual Service Contract

I wonder why DHS needs these PSOs (see below if you don't know what the term means) officers to work an expected 1,000,000 (yes, I said 1 million) hours plus additional temporary hours per year. Can someone please answer that question for me? These PSOs will be assigned to safeguard federal employees and federal property, as well as citizens at these locations throughout the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.


Solicitation Number: HSHQC6-11-R-00001
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Location: Office of Procurement Operations, Federal Protective Service

Solicitation Number: HSHQC6-11-R-00001
Notice Type: Solicitation
Synopsis: Added: Nov 08, 2010 10:33 am
Modified: Jan 14, 2011 1:37 pm

The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service has a requirement to obtain Protective Security Officer (PSO) services at federally owned or leased facilities in various locations throughout the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The Contractor will be required to provide and maintain all management, supervision, manpower, training, equipment, supplies, licenses, relief, permits, certificates, insurance, pre-employment screenings, reports, files, administrative support and any other resources necessary to accomplish the security services as defined in the Performance Work Statement (PWS). The contract will require a facility security clearance. All personnel supporting the contract will be required to meet FPS training, certification, suitability standards and the security services to be provided will include:

This acquisition is for approximately 1,000,000 hours of basic service, 100,000 hours of temporary additional services and 40,000 hours of emergency security services per year. There are an estimated 600 guards protecting approximately 200 posts at over 130 buildings. A competitive 5-year indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract consisting of a 1-year base and four 1-year option periods for PSO services is contemplated in order to maintain continuity of operations, and ensure that FPS meets its mission requirements of safeguarding federal employees and federal property, as well as citizens at these locations throughout the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The required class of security guard services is Guard II, and the Government requires a mix of fixed and roving posts assignments, providing interior and exterior coverage, with some posts requiring 24/7 coverage. These essential security services include access control to facility entrances and exits, employee and visitor identification checks, monitoring security equipment, and roving patrols of the interior and exterior of federal facilities.

Added: Mar 17, 2011 11:36 am

Modified: Apr 04, 2011 4:15 pm

Amendment 000007 is issued to extend the close date to April 14, 2011 at 2PM Eastern Time


Anonymous said...

Best I can offer is an educated guess. Seeing as there are alot of important government and military installations in the midwest and it is a part of the country that most would consider "low risk" as far as crime and possible terroristic activitygoes, that maybe security of these sites has been, I dont want to say lacking but maybe in need of being reinforced. Not many people realize that the little states in the midwest where some people in the US didnt even know existed, house some rather important places. STRATCOM anyone?

iowa fair said...

Appreciable effort.Thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

They already have these PSOs in place - they are rebidding the contract - they already have has these PSOs since 911