Ensuring appropriate service and maintenance of the fire and security systems in place at the National Gallery is as important as installing them in the first place.
The selection of a company to manage the maintenance of the extensive security and fire management system in place at the National Gallery is a serious matter. The contract, which runs for five years, was advertised in the European Journal and a through an strict assessment and selection process they are able to determine the most appropriate supplier. A number of criteria are used including the reputation and financial reliability of the bidders, their experience in similar environments and with the security systems in use, but also cost-competitiveness. Tyco won the contract in 1999 and has been providing maintenance services to The Gallery ever since.
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