Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a design build renovation of the historic Montrose County Courthouse. The county is seeking qualified bidders to design and construct the required renovations.
“This is a huge step forward for the project,” said Commissioner Roger Rash. “We need to move forward. We’ve pivoted to the design build process to finally get a firm cost and move directly into construction. From what we’re seeing, this process should yield a substantially less expensive process than prior plans.”
The timeline in the RFP contemplates an early 2024 start date for construction following the conclusion of the design phase. The county has set a targeted construction budget of $11,000,000. The project is already budgeted and cash is on hand. There will be no debt financing required.
Proposals for the project are due on June 28th. The county aims to award the contract to the selected bidder in July. Any award is subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
“We’ve had some challenges and delays with this project. It’s time to move past speculative cost estimates and get real work underway,” said Commissioner Keith Caddy. “I’m excited to see the proposals.”
To view the RFP, please visit: https://www.montrosecounty.net/bids.aspx?bidID=228.