|This contract establishes hourly rates for a licensed and qualified security services company to provide on-site uniformed armed or unarmed guard services city facilities and events. The services included foot patrol of interior and exterior of the building and grounds, to ensure doors and gates are locked and unlocked as requested, report any maintenance problems to facilities management or to report any hazardous safety conditions.
In response to ITB 21-15959-YB, 5 bids were received from the following vendors with hourly rates ranging from $18-$37 hour per hour. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the average hourly rate for security services in this area range from $15-$25 per hour. (The number of hours in the following table are just for comparison between the vendors.)
|***International Security Agency, Inc., McAllen, Texas
||@$18.00 = $21,600
||@$18.00 = $3,600
|LBK Defense, LLC,
|@$18.50 = $22,200
||@$20.00 = $4,000
|Cascadia Global Security, Renton, Washington
||@$19.50 = $23,400
||@$25.00 = $5,000
|KT Black Services, LLC, Amarillo, Texas
||@$20.00 = $24,000
||@$29.25 = $5,850
|Deployed Services, LLC, Donna, TX
||@$25.00 = $30,000
||@$37.00 = $7,400
***The lowest bidder, International Security Agency, Inc. withdrew their bid.
The second lowest bidder is being recommended, LBK Defense, LLC of Lubbock, Texas. The vendor has 30 years of experience and is located at 1616 Texas Avenue. The total amount of the contract is based on estimated hours, and actual expenditures may be more or less depending on actual need. This contract is for a term of one year, with the option of 4 one-year extensions.
Staff recommends contract award to LBK Defense, LLC of Lubbock, Texas.