Port of Houston awards two security contracts

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, December 18, 2003

December 18, 2003

HOUSTON - At its meeting held Monday, Dec. 15, the Port of Houston Authority approved a number of recommendations and contract awards, including two related to security systems at the port.

TRC-Ecom Capital has been awarded a three-year, $12 million contract to enhance security infrastructure at the port. Under the terms of the contract, TRC-Econ is expected to prepare a security master plan and implement the design and construction of fences, CCTV systems, facility access controls and other security enhancements.

The Port Authority also approved a recommendation to execute a memorandum of understanding that will enable Global Environment & Technology Foundation to help the Port Authority develop and implement a security management system.

According to the commission, the security management system will be the first such system installed at a port in the United States.

Global Environment will mentor, coach and consult on the training and development of an integrated multi-facility system that can be managed, continually updated and improved in a similar fashion as the Port Authority’s environmental management system. The cost of this two-year project is estimated at $45,000.