Status on the use of Private Security Firms by the Department of Foreign Affairs during 2007

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY


FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 707

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10 OF 12 MAY 2008

MR AJ LEON (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

  1. Whether her department makes use of private security firms; if so’ how much money was spent on such firms in 2007; 
  1. Whether these firms are used on a contractual basis; if so’ (a) how many contracts did her department takeout out in this regard in 2007’ (b) with which firms were these contracts taken out, (c) for what specific purpose was each contract taken out and (d) what was the value of the contract in each case;
  1. Why is there a need for her department to use a private security firm as opposed to state security?

 REPLY: 

  1. Whether her department makes use of private security firms; if so, how much money was spent on such firms in 2007?

      a)         Yes – the department’s missions do make use of private security firms.

      b)         R21 221 605.00
           

  1. Whether these firms are used on a contractual basis; if so’ (a) how many contracts did her department takeout out in this regard in 2007, (b) with which firms were these contracts taken out, (c) for what specific purpose was each contract taken out and (d) what was the value of the contract in each case;

    a) 54 contracts

    b) Sec Point Ltd, Sages Salem, Services plus et Securite, Top Guard, Surveillance Services Integres (SSI) and EGS, Securitas AG, Coral Empresa de Seguranca Ltda, First Security, In-Kal Security 2000kft, Alpha Security Company, Super Services, Budo Garde Guinee, MSA Benin, SAGAM Security, Knight Support Security, Lahej & Saltan Security Services (L.L.C), Filotto Falco Security, Long Hai, Securico Security Services, Security Management Services, Pt. Wiragarda Wahana Waspada, Saracen Uganda Ltd, G4S, Awad Security, Fenomen Security, Intersec Security Company, Group 4 Security Services, Redza Securiry Sdn Bhd Malaysia, Outsourcing Services Limited Nigeria, Group 4 Securicor, Clave 3, Omega Risk Solutions, G4S, G4S, Prosegur, Bioko Business Centre, Personal Security Systems Inc, SOSEP, W Power, W Power, Group 4 Securicor, 2.4 Grupo Almada, SATS, SOGAS, Oskord, Paramount Security and Allied Services, Security Guard Services, Ultimate, G4S, Tchad Triomphe Securite Privee, G4S Security Services (India) Ltd, SEPROSEC, Brinks Security, Madhi, Electro Security, Sogegat Security Company, Professional Security Force Services, DAF Securitry. (Please refer to attached schedule).

  2. c) For the guarding of the Official Residence, Chanceries as well as accommodation of the transferred staff.

    d) Sec Point Ltd (R249,210), Sages Salem (R1,160,332), Services plus et Securite (R36,110), Top Guard (R936,855), Surveillance Services Integres (SSI) and EGS (R611,224), Securitas AG (R57,214), Coral Empresa de Seguranca Ltda (R1,555,438), First Security (R665375), In-Kal Security 2000kft (R430, 630), Alpha Security Company (R141,973), Super Services (R15,302), Budo Garde Guinee (R6,978), MSA Benin (R77,700), SAGAM Security (R820,813), Knight Support Security (R632,121), Lahej & Saltan Security Services (L.L.C) (R64,237), Filotto Falco Security (R178,038), Long Hai (R60,507), Securico Security Services (R637,116), Security Management Services (R268,058), Pt. Wiragarda Wahana Waspada (R289,926), Saracen Uganda Ltd (R372,380), G4S (R65,511), Awad Security (R292,777), Fenomen Security (R97,592), Intersec Security Company (R333,278), Group 4 Security Services (R993,491), Redza Securiry Sdn Bhd Malaysia R100,328), Outsourcing Services Limited Nigeria (R217,989), Group 4 Securicor (R7,435), Clave 3 (R431), Omega Risk Solutions (R1,816,487), G4S (R731,943), G4S (R499,078), Prosegur (R7,813), Bioko Business Centre (R1,486,950), Personal Security Systems Inc (R160,946), SOSEP (R48,796), W Power (R802,714), W Power R248,919), Group 4 Securicor (R823,000), 2.4 Grupo Almaba (R188,973), SATS (R11,417), SOGAS (R345,180), Oskord (R68,705), Paramount Security and Allied Services (R224,827), Security Guard Services-Ultimate, G4S (R261,625)), Tchad Triomphe Securite Privee (R108,000), G4S Security Services (India) Ltd (R1,344,725), SEPROSEC (R6,000), Brinks Security (R68,500), Madhi (R100,296), Electro Security (R146,389), Sogegat Security Company (R242,384), Professional Security Force Services (R101,568), DAK Security (R554,400).  (Please refer to attached schedule). 

  1. Why is there a need for her department to use a private security firm as opposed to state security?
                           
    Currently 54 missions make use of private firms for security at the Official residences as well as at the Chanceries.  The main reason therefore is the fact that it is more cost effective to appoint private security firms than to employ staff to secure facilities 24 hours a day on the Department’s establishment.  In many cases host countries do not provide security services or provide limited services in respect of the Chancery only.  Official residences and private residences thus have to be secured by the Department. 

At Head Office security services are provided by permanent employees of the State.



 

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