On 25 April 2014 a consortium of Impel Security Poland (a leader), SMT Software, EBS and ITM Poland concluded an agreement with the State Treasury - Ministry of Justice. The contract includes initiation and use, support and development of the Electronic Monitoring System, so-called electronic tagging. The agreement binds the parties for a period of 54 months and the estimated value of the contract amounts to PLN 214 million (gross amount).
Electronic Monitoring System allows criminals convicted for minor crimes to serve their sentences at large. At the end of March 2014, according to information provided by the Prison Service, there were 4,969 convicts who served their sentences in this system. EMS consists in controlling the behaviour of a person tagged by the system with using the appropriate monitoring equipment, according to the schedule of serving a sentence or executing a penal measure set by the court.
Impel Security Poland is intensively developing security services in new areas of the market, such as the security of airports and rail transport, and is focusing on the development of specialist products. One of the segments in which Impel intensifies its activities is monitoring. The company develops its services in this area aiming at more and more technologically advanced solutions. As a result, it signed the agreement on the use and support of Electronic Monitoring System.
"Winning a tender for the development of EMS gives us the opportunity to extend further the portfolio of offered products. As one of the leaders in the security market, we care about the continuous development of services that we provide. We shape new trends, introduce improvements and new technologies that provide the highest level of security. Now we will be able to gain experience and enhance our competence in a new area. It is interesting to note that this is a crucial moment because so far the implementation of EMS service has never been provided by manned security companies. I am even more glad that our company is the first in the market which will take up the task. I think that this breakthrough is a step towards opening new market segment, which is the prison system, for security companies. " - says Miroslaw Greber, President of the Management Board of Impel Security Poland.
A tender of a consortium headed by Impel Security Poland was chosen in public procurement proceedings conducted in an open tender. In total, five contractors made tenders for the EMS contract: a consortium of Nordisk Poland and Konsalnet Security Solutions, Ekotrade, PHU Elproma and Comarch. At the beginning of March 2014, the Ministry of Justice pointed out the Impel's tender as the most advantageous offer. Three contractors, Ekotrade, Elproma and a consortium of Nordisk Poland, disagreed with the result of the proceedings. They filed appeals against the results of the tender to the National Appeal Chamber, but they were all rejected.