|For Immediate Release||January 26, 1999|
|Media Contact:||Bill Taylor (803) 725-2889|
Aiken, SC - The Department of Energy (DOE) has renewed the Savannah River Site (SRS) security contract with Wackenhut Services Inc., a five-year contract valued at $300 million.
Wackenhut Services Inc. (WSI) has provided security and protective services at SRS, a 310-square mile DOE facility, since 1983. Security services for SRS include: An armed paramilitary protective force, safeguarding special nuclear materials, access control, law enforcement, criminal investigations, traffic control, waterborne security, airborne response capability, and a rapid deployment Special Response Team.
"The Department of Energy is pleased to continue its association with Wackenhut Services Inc.," said Greg Rudy, Manager, Savannah River Operation Office. "Wackenhut has established a reputation of excellence here at SRS. The Wackenhut employees at SRS are noted for their professionalism. That professionalism has been acknowledged by the community, local law enforcement organizations, and throughout the Department of Energy," Mr. Rudy said.
WSI was the only contractor organization to submit a bid on the SRS security contract. The WSI bid was reviewed for acceptability with the contract requirements by a DOE source evaluation board. The new contract can be extended for an additional five years.
WSI employs more than 730-guard force, law enforcement, special response and support staff employees at SRS.