WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of VMD Systems Integrators, Inc. of Reston, Virginia, as the private screening contractor for Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) under the agency’s Screening Partnership Program (SPP).
This competitively awarded contract is for security screening services for both passenger checkpoint and checked baggage operations. The total contract award values, including options, is $19.75 million. If all options are exercised, the total period of performance is 60 months, which begins Oct. 5, 2017. Under the Screening Partnership Program, TSA managers at each airport will be responsible for overseeing TSA security standards and contractor performance.
There are 21 airports participating in the Screening Partnership Program in addition to Atlantic City International Airport. They are: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Kansas City International Airport (MCI), Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP), plus Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), Key West International Airport (EYW), Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS), Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), Portsmouth International Airport (PSM), Roswell International Air Center (ROW), and eight airports in Montana: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), Glacier Park Airport (FCA), Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport (SDY), Dawson Community Airport (GDV), L. M. Clayton Airport (OLF); Wokal Field/Glasgow International Airport (GGW) and Havre City-County Airport (HVR) and Yellowstone Airport (WYS).
SPP is designed to meet the requirements established in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) of 2001. Beginning in 2002, ATSA required TSA to conduct a screening partnership pilot program at five airports. Since 2004, when the pilot program ended, all commercial airports have been eligible to apply to SPP.