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Crawley security firm set to miss out on multi-million pound police outsource deal
7:49am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
A Crawley-based security firm is set to miss out on a multimillion-pound deal to take over services provided by three police forces after negotiations collapsed.
Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Strategic Alliance had discontinued negotiations with G4S over a deal estimated to save £73 million by outsourcing support functions.
The proposals involved switching 1,100 roles, including human resources, IT and finance to the security contractor but doubts were raised after the company was forced to admit severe failings over the Olympics security contract last summer.
The firm, based in The Manor in Crawley, were heavily criticised for their Olympic security preparations which led to police officers and 3,500 extra troops being deployed to support the operation.
Police chiefs said they would still be looking to negotiate with other private security firms.
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