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Invitation To Bid

The Board of Saguache County Commissioners is seeking competitive bids for a detailed “Jail Needs Assessment and Master Plan” and a “Land Location Study” for a new jail facility to be located at or near Saguache, Colorado.     
Jail Needs Assessment and Master Plan.  The Plan is more of a “Business Plan” as compared to an architectural plan.  It will include conceptualized floor plans and elevations, for ensuring it defines and captures space requirements and will help in evaluating suitable land.   The Plan will define specific needs and provide guidance in terms of funding requirements in addition to acting as a guide for architectural and engineering effort of the project.  The objective of the Plan is to forecast, quantify, define, and justify in a comprehensive report:
  1. Jail system bed capacity requirements (projected to the future)
  2. Related building space needs
  3. Logical facility development timeframes
  4. Jail location
  5. Estimated capital facilities development costs
  6. Jail staffing levels (projected to the future)
  7. Annual estimated cost of operations
Land Location Study.  Suitable land for the facility will need to be analyzed and evaluated.  The land study and needs assessment have a certain degree of interaction back and forth.  Other attributes that will need to analyzed in the report are, but not limited to:
  • Zoning
  • Annexation
  • Jail separation from other private or commercial facilities
  • Site drainage
  • Flood Plains
  • Surveying
  • Geotechnical Analysis
  • ESA Phase I
  • Land acquisition services, if suitable land must be purchased
The Bidder agrees to execute a contract for services within ten days from the date when the written Notice of Award is delivered at the address given on this Bid Proposal.  The submission of the Bid constitutes an agreement, and it shall not be withdrawn after the Bid Opening for a period of thirty days.
Sealed bids will be received from qualified contractors until July 15, 2019 at 4PM.  Bids may to be mailed to Saguache County Administrator, PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 or delivered to 505 3th Street, Saguache, CO 81149.
Bids will be opened on July 16, 2019.  Saguache County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities or informalities.  Saguache County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority and Women Business enterprises are encouraged to submit competitive bids for this work.
Contact Persons: Glen W. Simpson, Saguache County Administrator,
PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149, 719-850-0140,