Protective Security Officers (PSO) Services throughout Upstate New York
The Federal Protective Service, a unit of DHS, is gathering market information from companies capable of supply armed guards to safeguard a variety of government sites in upstate New York.
“This acquisition is for approximately 380,000 hours of Basic Service, 20,000 hours of Temporary Additional Services and 3,500 hours of Emergency Security Services per year,” explains the “sources sought” notice published by FPS on October 10. “Currently, there are an estimated 205 guards protecting approximately 95 posts at over 55 buildings. The estimated value of this Contract is between $75M and $80M.”
Office: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Location: Office of Procurement Operations, Federal Protective Service
The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is the Federal Law Enforcement and Security Organization responsible for the Protection and Security of Federal Buildings, Property, and Personnel across the Nation. The FPS operations focus on Law Enforcement and reduction of Federal Facility vulnerabilities to criminal and terrorist threats as well as accidental and natural hazards, while ensuring that Public Facilities are safe, secure, and remain available as a vital part of everyday American life. FPS currently performs all necessary Security and Law Enforcement functions at nearly 9,000 federally owned and leased locations throughout the United States and its territories.
The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is conducting Market Research to locate qualified, experienced, and interested potential Small Business Sources capable of providing Protective Security Officers (PSO) Services throughout Upstate New York. A PSO is the equivalent of an Armed Guard II as set forth in the Department of Labor (DOL) Directory of Occupations. The information requested by this Sources Sought may be used within FPS to facilitate Acquisition Planning and will not be disclosed outside of the Government.
The Contractor will be required to provide and maintain all management, supervision, manpower, training, equipment, supplies, licenses, permits, certificates, insurance, pre-employment screenings, reports, files and any other resources necessary to accomplish the security services. PSOs will be required to be armed and some posts may require screening of visitors using x-rays/magnetometers. All personnel supporting the Contract will be required to meet FPS training, certification, suitability standards and the security services to be provided will include:
40 hour Basic Training
Initial Weapons Training
Less-Than-Lethal Weapons (i.e. Baton/OC Spray)Semi-Annual:
Every Three Years:
Refresher TrainingThis acquisition is for approximately 380,000 hours of Basic Service, 20,000 hours of Temporary Additional Services and 3,500 hours of Emergency Security Services per year. Currently, there are an estimated 205 guards protecting approximately 95 posts at over 55 buildings. The estimated value of this Contract is between $75M and $80M.
For purposes of the Sources Sought, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 561612 and the small business size standard is $18.5 million. If you believe your firm is capable of providing the requirements described in this Sources Sought, please provide capability information using the attached Sources Sought Questionnaire in excel format via email to Margie Cox Marvel, email@example.com by October 17, 2013 at 1400 EST. In the subject line of your e-mail response, please provide your Firm’s Name and the Solicitation Number (HSHQE2-14-R-00001). The Government requests that you do NOT submit any other company promotional or informational material.
This Sources Sought Notice is issued for informational and planning purposes only. This is not a Request for Proposal, a Request for Quotation, or an Invitation for Bid. It is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a Solicitation or ultimately award a Contract for the items contained in the Sources Sought. In addition, the Government is under no obligation to pay for information submitted in response to this Sources Sought, and responses to this notice cannot be accepted as offers.
NO SOLICITATION IS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. THEREFORE DO NOT REQUEST A COPY OF A SOLICITATION.
All responses will be used to determine the appropriate Acquisition Strategy for the future Acquisition.
Per HSAM 3005.207 the FedBizOpps staff is not authorized to determine the classification code for any FedBizOpps notice. Because a misclassified Contract action fails to notify the firms most likely to respond and therefore may violate the Competition in Contracting Act, the Contracting Officer is held responsible for correctly classifying a FedBizOpps notice. A misclassified Contract action must be corrected and re-synopsized in the FedBizOpps. Detailed classification codes are available on the FedBizOpps website at: http://www.FedBizOpps.gov/.
Security Police & Security Officers of America SPSOA is a Nationwide Security Union and the only security union in the United States that specializes in the representation of both private, public, municipal and federal security professionals under the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) , Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC), the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and other agencies.
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