By Matt Roy, Independent Newsmedia
Surprise officials advanced some key construction projects last week with the release of a pair of request of qualification publications.
The RFQs invite construction and design firms to compete for the upcoming projects, which include design and construction of a public works facility and designing and managing the construction of two fire stations.
The capital improvement projects were funded as part of a $59.5 million general obligation bond passed by Surprise voters last year.
The request for the Public Works Operations Facility project (RFQ 318000113) seeks responses from professional design-build firms to design and construct a facility to house the city’s fleet maintenance, solid waste, streets and traffic signal maintenance operations, according to city documents.
The new 44,000-square-foot facility will be located next to the water treatment plant at Cactus and Litchfield roads. The project is estimated to cost $4.4 million.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting for potential bidders was hosted on March 8. Interested firms have until 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29 to file their response.
In a separate request (RFQ 318000114), city officials seek design team to provide design services and construction administration for Fire Station 304 and Fire Station 308.
The new Fire Station 304 will replace a temporary facility already in service and will be located along 163rd Avenue just south of Happy Valley Road.
The new 18,000-square foot facility will have multiple bays to house an engine, ladder company, ambulance and battalion chief. The estimates cost of the project is $8.6 million.
Fire Station 308 will be located at the southeast corner of Litchfield and Cactus roads near the city’s growing industrial park. The new 14,000-square-foot station will include space for an ambulance and a hazardous materials unit. The $7.1 million project estimate includes purchase of a new fire engine.
A mandatory pre-bid conference for prospective firms will be hosted 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22 in the Community Room at City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. To compete, firms must submit their response to the RFQ by 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12.
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