Wash. Jail Project Pre-Bid Date Nears
(04/28/2011)

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on May 4 for the $5.8 million Kittitas County Jail Pod Expansion project in Ellensburg. The project bid date is May 19.

A tour of the existing jail facility will follow the conference. All companies intending to bid as a prime contractor are required to have an employee of the company attend the conference and identify themselves and the company. Bids submitted by bidders not in attendance will be rejected.

Each attendee will be required to undergo a security background check before being allowed to enter the jail for the tour.

The expansion project comprises an approximate 12,000-square-foot, 118 bed, combination one- and-two story addition to the existing Kittitas County Public Safety Building and an approximate 2,000-square-foot interior remodel of the existing jail.

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The addition is a Type I-3 occupancy and construction is Type II-B. Civil, landscape, architectural, detention equipment, structural, mechanical, electrical, security electronics, and food service work is included in the project.

The project will also include underground utility work, over excavation/backfilling/compaction of soils, concrete footings and foundations, floor slab on grade, CMU walls, composite steel and concrete floor decking, steel roof decking, prefinished exterior wall panels, built-up roofing and flashings, mechanical plumbing/HVAC/fire sprinkling, electrical power/lighting/fire alarm/communications/emergency power, security electronics door control/CCTV surveillance/intercommunications, additional food service equipment, and finish landscaping.

The interior remodel work will be dispersed throughout the existing facility and will be done in seven consecutive work phases.

The project includes three Alternate Bid Items: providing additional space at the second floor to accommodate a 10-bed sleeping dorm, program room, storage and relocated janitor’s room; providing a new 300 kilowatt emergency power generator and above-ground fuel tank system; and providing a rooftop-mounted domestic hot water solar pre-heat system.

The architect on the project is Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn of Tacoma, Wash.

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