WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration today announced the selection of Trinity Technology Group Inc. of Manassas, Va., as the private screening contractor for Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) under the agency’s Screening Partnership Program.
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 $21.1 million. If all options are exercised, the total period of performance is 60 months, which begins Dec. 1, 2014, and ends Nov. 30, 2019. Under SPP, TSA’s federal security director will be responsible for overseeing TSA security standards and contractor performance.
Twenty airports now participate in SPP. The other nineteen airports are: Bert Mooney Airport (BTM), Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS), Dawson Community Airport (GDV), Glacier Park International (GPI), Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Havre City-County Airport (HVR), Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), Kansas City International Airport (MCI), Key West International Airport (EYW), L. M. Clayton Airport (OLF), Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Roswell International Air Center (ROW), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Sidney-Richland Municipal (SDY), Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP), Wokal Field/Glasgow International Airport (GGW) and Yellowstone Airport (WYS).
SPP is designed to meet the requirements established in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001. Beginning in 2002, ATSA required TSA to conduct a SPP pilot program at five airports. Since 2004, when the pilot program ended, all commercial airports have been eligible to apply to SPP.