Thomasville Times Enterprise

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December 12, 2013

Pre-bid meetings on Jail-Justice Center conducted

THOMASVILLE — Thomas County held a mandatory pre-bid conference on Wednesday at 2 p.m., in the upstairs of the Thomas County Courthouse Annex.

The request was for qualification packages from interested design-build firms for the renovation and addition of the Bobby Hines Jail-Justice Center, located on Smith Avenue. Thomas County intends to enter into the contract with the most qualified firm based on the Standard Form of Agreement.

This project will be the first design-build project by Thomas County. Additions and renovations will be made to the department offices and conference areas of the building because of their need to expand.

The current building has been occupied since 1992. According to Sheriff Carlton Powell, it is time for some renovations.

He said, “We’ve outgrown it in 21 years. It’s going to be up to the chosen firm to show us what we need to do. We are looking for someone to tell us what they can do to meet our needs. We are limited with the amount of money in the budget.”

The project is a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) public works construction project. The complete project has restricted funding not to exceed $2 million, as stated in the local referendum. It will include the expansion of existing offices, parking areas, conference room and storage area. Also, it will include furnishings, all telephone and IT wiring and equipment.

There are two stages to the process of finding a firm to do the project with the set amount of budget.

“The board wants a quality job for the $2 million budget,” said M. Twink Monahan, purchasing director.

Firms bidding for the position were asked to submit six hard copies of their Statement of Qualifications. This includes their minimum qualifications, firm description and history, along with experience/qualifications. By Jan. 6, a short list of firms will be selected for stage two of project.

Stage two will consist of the firms having a meeting with the department heads and sheriff on their needs. The time line of stage two has been put on hold until approval by the board of changes. However, the project is speculated to be complete by the summer of 2015.

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