When outsourcing security services, what key characteristics should you look for in a contractor? How can you figure out whether the rates a vendor charges are reasonable? What should you include in a request for proposal (RFP) for security services? In Value-Based Security Procurement, a book newly published by ASIS International, author David R. Serafine, CPP, answers these questions and more.
Designed to help companies find the best security vendors for their needs, the book is divided into four parts: an overview of the security business, crafting an RFP, critical information to provide and obtain, and pricing issues. Seven appendices contain forms such as a security contractor questionnaire, a scheduling-efficiency comparison, and a vendor bill rate itemization.
For more information, go to the ASIS Store at www.asisonline.org or call 703/519-6200. The 145-page book is Item #1632, $30 for ASIS members, $43 for nonmembers.