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Houston Ship Channel Security District
News Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Houston - The Houston Ship Channel Security District is requesting proposals from maritime security consultants and strategic planning firms to develop and implement a multi-year Strategic Plan.  The district is looking for qualified consultants with experience in the maritime industry who have developed and implemented similar plans for other security districts, port authorities, and similar organizations.

The Security District’s Board of Directors approved the “Request For Proposals” (RFP) document during its regular Board meeting on January 10th for issuance to potential proposers today (January 17th).  The RFP is now available on the District’s RFP website ( where proposers can download the document, register to join the District’s RFP mailing list, and view additional information about the District.

Because potential proposers may need access to sensitive security information about the Security District in order to prepare their proposals, proposers must submit a Qualifications Questionnaire and Confidentiality Agreement by February 17th.  Qualified proposers will be invited to tour the Houston Ship Channel and see the security enhancements that the District has already installed, such as cameras, motion detectors, maritime security patrols, radar, sonar, and other high-tech security systems.

The deadline to submit a proposal to the District is 12 noon on Friday, May 18, 2012.   

The Houston Ship Channel Security District is a unique public-private partnership that improves safety and security to facilities, employees, and communities along the Houston Ship Channel.    The district finances its security services and projects from federal DHS grant funds and annual assessments on the oil/petrochemical facilities in east Harris County.  For more information about the District, visit the “Facts and FAQs” page on the District’s public website (

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