By Rebekah Morris for AZBEX
Maricopa County Facilities Management continues to build facilities that serve the community with plans for upcoming capital projects at two animal care and control facilities and the Southeast Consolidated Justice Center and Adult Probation Facility.
According to the annual Capital Improvement Program research recently completed by BEX staff, Maricopa County remains steady as the fifth largest public agency in the state with regards to capital spending. The current CIP pegs the 5-year spend by the agency at $1.418B. This appears to be a consistent allocation as it is nearly unchanged over the last three years.
The County has built some of the largest vertical public building projects in the state looking back over the last ten years. These include:
- $259M+ Maricopa County Court Tower in Downtown Phoenix completed in 2011 built by Gilbane Building Co. and Ryan Companies and designed by Gould Evans + DMJM.
- $181M Intake Transfer & Release Facility currently under construction by Hensel Phelps and designed by Arrington Watkins Architects. This project is scheduled to be complete Q4 2019.
- $65M Madison Street Jail Adaptive Reuse project also currently under construction, being built by Layton Construction and designed by DLR Group.
The County has several projects that have not yet secured the full scope of construction services.
Administration Building Restack
In the Summer of 2019, Layton Construction secured a contract for pre-construction services for the $35M-$40M project to renovate the existing Maricopa County building located at 301 W. Jefferson Street in downtown Phoenix. Dekker Perich Sabatini is the Architect of Record. The project is scheduled to break ground in April 2020 and take approximately 18 months to build.
Maricopa County Animal Safe Haven Facility (MASH)
Currently requesting proposals for CMAR services, the County is looking to develop a new $7M facility on their Durango Campus that will provide space for animals under the care of the County. This contract is a one-step CMAR procurement, with the written proposal being the only criteria for selection. Due on 12-12-19, there is a non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting on 11-25-19. Line + Space is the Architect of Record for this project.
East Valley Animal Care and Control Facility
During the design process for the Animal Safe Haven Facility (MASH), it was concluded that the Durango Campus does not have enough space to consolidate the existing Animal Care Facility currently located at Rio Salado Parkway and the Loop 101 in Mesa. Line + Space is continuing on as the Architect of Record to design a new 52KSF facility to be located at the Maricopa County Service Complex, located at Baseline Road and Mesa Road in Mesa.
This new facility will include kennel buildings, a veterinary clinic, outdoor play yards and administrative spaces. Maricopa County anticipates soliciting bids on the 3rd or 4th week of December 2019 and estimates construction to be $15M-$20M.
This contract opportunity is anticipated to be a low-bid procurement.
Maricopa County Southeast Consolidated Justice Facility
Maricopa County is currently working on the design for a new facility that will house four Maricopa County Justice Courts as well as Maricopa County Adult Probation. This facility will be located at the Maricopa County Service Complex located near Baseline Road and Mesa Drive.
This new two-story facility will be approximately 109KSF and will be attached to the current Southeast Superior Court Facility located at Javelina Avenue and Chucri Street. Maricopa County anticipates soliciting bids for this project in April/May 2020 and estimates construction to be $30M-$35M.
Gould Evans is the design firm of record on this project. This project is also anticipated to be a design-bid-build procurement.
How to Work with Maricopa County
Interested bidders can follow the status of these solicitations at https://www.maricopa.gov/2190/Solicitations and should submit their bids to the Maricopa County Office of Procurement Services via Bid Sync.
More details on responding to bids via Bid Sync can be found at https://www.maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/44212/How-Do-I-Respond-to-a-Bid?bidId=