The suburban Philadelphia-based security company has protected the port since 2009. In March, the company won a seven-month extension at the annual rate of $1,299,924 so the port could get past the Republican National Conventional without potentially changing companies.
The port also approved a contract to upgrade its closed circuit camera system, worth up to $371,450, with GSA Security Inc. of Lutz. The money is from a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant.
Up to $192,318 more in port funds was authorized separately for GSA Security to work on the camera system.
Another FEMA grant also will allow the port to spend up to $257,188 to purchase and equip five security vehicles.
Mark Dubina, the port’s security director, said new vehicles are long overdue, and should price out to about $40,000 each, rather than the authorized amount of more than $51,000 per vehicle.