WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the selection of Trinity Technology Group Inc. as the private screening contractor for Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) under the agency’s Screening Partnership Program.
“The screening partnership program enables TSA to partner with qualified private companies to provide screening services under federal oversight,” said TSA airport Federal Security Director, Jerry Henderson. “We look forward to building a strong partnership with the contract winner and ensuring Sanford passengers experience the same great customer service and security as they have for the last 12 years with our federal screening workforce.”
This competitively awarded contract is for security screening services for both passenger checkpoint and checked baggage operations. The total contract award value, including options, is approximately $23.9 million. If all options are exercised, the total period of performance is 60 months, which begins September 30, 2014, and ends September 30, 2019. Under the screening partnership program, TSA managers at each airport are responsible for overseeing TSA security standards and contractor performance.
The total number of airports now participating in the screening partnership program is 19, including SFB. These include the five original pilot airports: San Francisco International (SFO), Kansas City International (MCI), Greater Rochester International (ROC), Jackson Hole (JAC), and Tupelo Regional (TUP).
Additional airports that have joined the screening partnership program since 2004 are: Sioux Falls Regional (FSD), Key West International (EYW), Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County (STS), Roswell International Air Center (ROW), and nine airports in Montana: Bert Mooney (BTM), Bozeman Yellowstone International (BZN), Dawson Community (GDV), Glacier Park International (GPI), Havre City-County (HVR), L. M. Clayton (OLF), Sidney-Richland Municipal (SDY), Wokal Field/Glasgow International (GGW), and Yellowstone (WYS).
The screening partnership program 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 the screening partnership program.