Justice center may cost $13 million


ALAMOSA Alamosa County commissioners opened the bids for the new courthouse and probation building on Wednesday, two months after opening the bids for the detention center expansion and jail remodel. The lowest base bid was $13,060,000.

Alamosa County Commissioner Darius Allen opened the bids in the order they were received. Bradbury Stamm Construction’s was read first. Their base bid totaled $14,899,000 and increased to $14,922,700 when two alternates—millwork in the judge’s chambers and a sidewalk extension—were factored in. They state it would take 400 days to complete the project

GH Phipps Construction Company’s base bid was the lowest at $13,060,000. With alternates the bid is $13,088,200 and it would take 422 days to complete the project.

FCI Constructors Inc. had the highest base bid at $15,875,000. It would take 455 days to complete and would cost $15,900,900 if the two alternates were included.

Lastly Allen read Jaynes Corporation’s bid. It totaled $13,500,000 and increased to $13,535,083, with the alternates. Construction would take 426 days.

The bid sheet also listed deductive alternates such as porcelain tile and decorative concrete. First discussed in May, these are aspects of the building that can be changed or removed for a lower total cost. For instance, $8,900 could be saved from Bradbury Stamm’s bid if the monument sign was removed while Jaynes Corporation’s bid would decrease by $11,498 if the same sign wasn’t built.

Before adjourning each commissioner thanked the contractors for attending the meeting.

“Thank you for coming in and taking the time to bid on this,” said Alamosa County Commissioner Michael Yohn. “It’s a big project for us and we want to keep it moving forward.”
The commissioners will select a contractor for the new courthouse and probation building at a special meeting Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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