Firms Sought to Design & Manage Jail Construction Project in Porterville

Tulare County is seeking statement of qualifications from firms to provide architectural and construction management services for the design and construction of the new $68 million South County Detention Facility in Porterville.

A statement of qualifications describes the firm’s previous work related to similar projects, personnel information of assigned staff involved, references, and other items.

Interested parties should contact Tulare County Assistant Administrative Officer Kristin Bennett at 559/636-5005 to obtain Request for Qualifications (RFQ) materials.

Five copies of the statement of qualifications should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 to the following address:

Kristin Bennett, Assistant County Administrative Officer
Tulare County Administrative Office
2800 W. Burrel Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291

The South County Detention Facility will be located on a 15-acre site located – still to be determined – in Porterville. The project will be built as a 500 bed detention facility with 14 specialty health beds.

The $60 million in funding for the jail comes under Phase II of the AB 900 Jail Construction Financing Program. AB 900 was signed into law on May 3, 2007 appropriating $1.2 billion in jail construction funding through state lease-revenue bonds. The $8 million balance in project costs will be financed by Tulare County. Construction is scheduled to start in 2016 and finish in 2018.