TPU seeks security guard contractors for 6 facilities

The City of Tacoma is requesting bids from contractors who can provide uniformed security guard services at six Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) locations, according to a legal notice published this week in the Tacoma Daily Index.

The project calls for preventing unauthorized vehicles and individuals from entering controlled areas; preventing unauthorized use of departmental facilities, vehicles, equipment, and materials; observing the movement of personnel, equipment, and supplies within controlled areas; observing facilities and equipment in order to help ensure security of property and assets; providing safe and secure access to controlled areas for approved individuals; providing a security presence for the general safety of employees, contractors, customers, and the public; providing an appropriate response to security incidents, equipment failure, natural disasters, or other events as directed; providing professional advice on security-related matters; monitoring access control, closed-circuit television, and alarm systems, and responding to events as directed; and providing detailed and accurate reporting of events and activities.

The locations include the TPU Administration Complex (3628 S. 35th St., in Tacoma, Wash.); Tacoma Power South Service Center (3002 224th St. E., in Spanaway, Wash.); Tacoma Power Cowlitz River Project Office (253 Hydro Lane, in Silver Creek, Wash.); Tacoma Power Cushman Hydroelectric Project Office (21451 N. Highway 101, in Shelton, Wash.); Tacoma Power Nisqually River Project Office (46502 Mountain Highway E., in LaGrande, Wash.); and Tacoma Water Green River Operations Center (36932 SE Green River Headworks Road, in Ravensdale, Wash.).

Contractors may consider providing services at one or more of the TPU locations. The initial contract or contracts would last three years, with possible two-year extensions. A pre-bid meeting will be held at TPU’s Administration Building, located at 3628 S. 35th St., in Tacoma, on Mon., April 28, at 10 a.m. The bid deadline expires on Tues., May 13, at 11 a.m. The project budget is estimated between $6.5 million and $8 million.

More information is available online here.