DK Security Gets Nod for AAATA Security

Unarmed security guard services for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s three properties will now be provided by DK Security. Those properties are the headquarters at 2700 S. Industrial Hwy., the Blake Transit Center, and the Ypsilanti Transit Center.

At its Feb. 20, 2014 meeting, the AAATA board authorized a one-year contract with DK Security for the work, with an option to extend the contract for four one-year periods.

The contract needs to conform with AAATA’s living wage policy, which mirrors that of the city of Ann Arbor. The policy currently requires vendors to pay a minimum wage of $13.96 per hour without providing health care benefits and $12.52 per hour when providing health care benefits.

The amount of the contract is not to exceed $270,400, which provides up to 14,299 hours (holidays included) of security coverage at a fixed-hourly rate.

The previous vendor, Advance Security, was one of 15 bidders for the work, but was not selected.

This brief was filed from the downtown location of the Ann Arbor District Library at 343 S. Fifth Ave., where the AAATA board holds its meetings.  A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]