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Commissionaires B.C. secures $2.5-million contract at Kelowna airport

Linda Johnson   

News Transportation

Commissionaires B.C. has won a contract to provide security services at the Kelowna International Airport.

The contract takes effect April 1, 2012, and lasts three years. The City of Kelowna has the option of extending it for an additional two years.

“A number of security companies participated in the competitive process, so I am very proud of our team, not only for the effort put forth to complete the bid, but also for their contribution overall to safety and security at Kelowna International Airport, ” says Brian Garvie, director, client services interior, at Commissionaires B.C. “I think that the successful bid really speaks to our history and quality of service, and we look forward to building on our relationship with the airport and the city.”

The contract, which Commissionaires B.C. has held for more than 20 years, will engage 30 officers, who will be responsible for the security of the terminal building, parking lots, property and perimeter, mobile patrols, traffic flow and bylaw enforcement. They will also monitor security systems, respond to emergencies and perform other security-related duties.

“Safety and security are key priorities at YLW,” says Sam Samaddar, airport director. “We are pleased to continue working with Commissionaires B.C. under this new contract. They will help us provide a safe and secure facility for our passengers, airlines, staff and tenants.”

In 2009 Commissionaires B.C. introduced the PPM 2000 incident management system at the airport. This database is used to track, report on and manage security incidents and trends.

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