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Private security firm guarding Serbian police ministry

February 11, 2020

The security of the Serbian Internal Affairs Ministry (MUP) has been awarded to a private company owned by a former senior ministry official, the Insajder investigative portal reported.

The portal said the BPS Security company, owned by former MUP State Secretary Milena Vukovic, was awarded the job as part of a consortium which signed a procurement deal with the MUP for 2019-20 worth 60 million Dinars (1 Euro – 118 Dinars).  

According to documents posted on the MUP web site, the consortium made up of V.I.P. Security, G4S Secure Solution, BPS Security and the Tisten Group signed a framework agreement to provide physical security personnel for the MUP unit providing security for officials and buildings. The consortium was the only bidders at the tender.  

Vukovic was state secretary from September 2015 to January 2016 and later advisor to Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic. She also held a post in the Council of the Criminal-Police University and chaired the MUP Oversight Commitee for Staff Health. She set up BPS Security in February 2017 and secured contracts with a number of state institutions.  

Source:  http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a568506/Private-security-firm-guarding-Serbian-police-ministry.html

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