Security Services Contract for $2.8 million

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is inviting bids for the procurement of security and surveillance services.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The tender is for the procurement of security services and monitoring of the ICE facility located in the eastern zone of the Central Region.

The expected date for receipt of bids is June 26, 2012.

The services will begin within a maximum of eight working days after notification of the service order by the Proveeduría Corporativa.

The contract will run for one year after the service has started, renewable for the same periods of three years, making a total of four years.

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Transport of Drinking Water for $2.4 million

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The Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers is putting out to tender a contract for Transport Services for Drinking Water to several areas in Panama.

The purpose of the tender is the procurement of transportation services, distribution and supply of drinking water using tankers in the areas: CHILIBRE, TOCUMEN, PACORA, ARRAIJAN, CHORRERA AND COLON PROVINCE.

Guatemala: New Rules for Security Firms

November 2010

The new law establishes requirements for recruitment and requires companies to provide employee benefits.

It creates the General Department of Private Security Services under the Ministry of Interior, who will be responsible for overseeing the companies.

Sigloxxi.com details the contents of the new law:

New Regulation for Security Companies in Guatemala

August 2012

Starting in September, a new regulation will take effect which among other thing, establishes mandatory certification of the company by the Ministry of Interior.

Companies that do not have such certification may be charged with unlawful delivery of service, with a punishment of between 6 and 12 years in prison and a fine of Q100 thousand ($12,652 at current exchange rates).

Business Benefits of Insecurity

August 2011

The prevailing violence and crime in Guatemala has led to an increase in the supply of services and products to provide security.

There are currently 150 security companies, employing about 120,000 people offering services such as surveillance and custodial care among other things.

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