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"Port to upgrade Sea-Tac security systems"



Tuesday, August 28, 2001

Port to upgrade Sea-Tac security systems
The Seattle (WA) Daily Journal


SEATTLE -- The Port of Seattle is seeking bids for the upgrade of security
systems at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a project estimated to
cost $8 million to $9 million.

The current security access control system will be replaced with a new fiber
optic backbone-based system. Along with procurement, installation, and
programming of equipment, work will also include asbestos abatement in some
areas.

A pre-bid meeting and site inspection will be held Sept. 12, starting at
1:30 p.m. in the AV Theater, Ticketing/Concourse Level, in the center of the
airport's main terminal building. Participants should be warned that the
site to be examined may contain potential asbestos hazards in varying
degrees. Those attending the inspection need to provide and wear their own
protective clothing and respiratory protection.

The project is part of a multi-year project to expand service and make
improvements at the airport, including the $211 million South Terminal
Expansion Project, creation of a new north end terminal, and the proposed
$773 million third runway.

Bids for the security master plan project are due Sept. 27. For more
information, contact Scott Phillips, resident engineer, at (206) 248-4840.
An advertisement for this project appears in today's Daily Journal of
Commerce.

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