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Court facility bid awarded
Union County Commissioners on Wednesday awarded the bid for construction of a new courthouse to Mike Becker General Contractor.
The county received three proposals for the design-build construction after issuing a request for proposals at the end of May.
“I reviewed each proposal to verify that all required documents had been submitted and that all other requirements had been met,” said Shelley Burgess, Union County administrative officer, in a staff report. “The cost information was separated from the remainder of the submissions and kept confidential.”
An addendum to the original RFP was issued indicating that those submitting proposals should keep cost figures separate to ensure cost would not influence the scoring of the proposals.
In a written statement to the commissioners, Judge Russ West said he, Judge Brian Dretke, Union County Trial Court Administrator Michelle Leonard and Richie Mentgen, the court’s information technology specialist, reviewed the three design proposals.
“We liked Mike Becker’s proposal the best,” he wrote. “We were delighted with Option 1. Option 1 includes a set of 8 columns befitting of a courthouse. We hope we can find the original columns from the old courthouse to use.”
For the complete story, see Friday's edition of The Observer.