8f. Memo

SEA Load Dock Access Control

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                      Item No.          8f 
ACTION ITEM                           Date of Meeting      March 14, 2023 

DATE:     January 24, 2023 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Wendy Reiter, Director Aviation Security 
Dawson Frank, Senior Development Manager - Capital Programs 
SUBJECT:  SEA Load Dock Access Control N04456 (C801357) – Construction Authorization 
Amount of this request:                 $325,000 
Total estimated project cost:            $405,000 

Requesting Commission authorization for the Executive Director to (1) proceed with construction
of the SEA Load Dock Access Control N04456 project, and (2) use Port crews, as well as small
works on-call contracts to perform construction work for the project.  This amount of this
authorization request is for $325,000. The total estimated project cost is $405,000. 
This request is to utilize Port of Seattle construction crews and small works on-call contracts to
replace three doors to enhance security at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport Load Dock. A substantial
portion of the project is installing the new infrastructure required to add security systems to the
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) has been auditing access points airport wide to
identify any deficiencies in the security and access to secured areas, leaving them vulnerable to
potential  unauthorized  access.  These  doors  have  been  identified  as  needing  security
enhancements due to their access to the Airfield, secure concourse areas, and operationally
essential mechanical equipment.  Keys or cipher lock access are insufficient and do not provide
the ability to monitor and control the room’s access or door status.
This project will increase security measures to meet current Port standards by installing multifactor
authentication (MFA) access control devices, video surveillance cameras, associated
wiring, and infrastructure equipment. 

Template revised January 10, 2019.

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Diversity in Contracting 
This project will utilize small works on call Contracts that were previously bid and executed, along
with port PCS crews to perform the construction. Equipment purchased will be specialized to
match existing access control system components and will not have flexibility in suppliers. 
Scope of Work 
For security purposes, key details of the SEA Load Dock Access Control N04456 project have been
intentionally omitted: 
(1)   Construction services: 
a.  Installation of new structural door frames 
b.  Installation new doors 
c.   Installation of associated wiring and interconnections for access control devices 
d.  Installation of infrastructure equipment, access control devices, and surveillance
e.  Connection to current STIA Access Control System and surveillance system 
Commission construction authorization          Q1 2023 
Construction start                                Q2 2023 
In-use date                                       Q2 2023 
Cost Breakdown                                     This Request           Total Project 
Design & Equipment                                           $0               $80,000 
Construction                                              $325,000               $325,000 
Total                                                           $405,000                $405,000 
Alternative 1 – Status Quo. Do not proceed with the project. 
Cost Implications: Expense approximately $80,000 for design costs. 
(1)   Delays or defers capital investment. 
(1)   Security  of  these  rooms  remains  at  current  levels  with  no  reduction  in  risk  of
unauthorized access. 
(2)   Potential for an additional increase in costs for materials, labor, and/or inflation. 
This is not the recommended alternative. 

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).

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Alternative 2 – Add Access Control to Load Dock Doors 
Cost Implications: 
(1)   Brings the security access of these sensitive rooms to current Port standards. 
(2)   Reduces the potential risk of unauthorized access to secured areas and mechanical
(3)   Provides the owners of these rooms the ability to remotely monitor room and door
(4)   Provides better flexibility to control who has access to these sensitive rooms. 
(1)   Higher Capital Cost. 
This is the recommended alternative. 
Cost Estimate/Authorization Summary              Capital       Expense            Total 
Original estimate                                   $405,000               0         $405,000 
Previous authorizations                             $80,000               0          $80,000 
Current request for authorization                  $325,000               0         $325,000 
Total authorizations, including this                 $405,000               0         $405,000 
Remaining amount to be authorized                    $0              0              $0 
Annual Budget Status and Source of Funds 
This project N04456 was not included in the 2023-2027 capital budget and plan of finance. A
budget of $405,000 will be transfer from the Aeronautical Allowance C800753 resulting in no net
change to the Airport capital budget. The funding source would be the Airport Development Fund
Financial Analysis and Summary 
Project cost for analysis              $405,000 
Business Unit (BU)                  Terminal Building
Effect on business performance    NOI after depreciation will increase due to inclusion of
(NOI after depreciation)             capital (and operating) costs in airline rate base. 
IRR/NPV (if relevant)                N/A 
CPE Impact                       $0.01 in 2023 

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).

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Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).


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