$3.317 Million Price Tag On Renovations To Sheriff’s Training Center

(July 8)  The board of supervisors this week approved increasing the project budget on the sheriff’s department’s Frank Bland Regional Training Center expansion by $932,000, from $2,385,000 to $3,317,000.
The renovation and expansion of the existing facility, located at 18901 Institution Road in Devore, is intended to accommodate the current and future staff and to facilitate the training of future peace officers as required by the State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) protocol.
The project was originally budgeted at $2,385,000. The construction bids exceeded the pre-bid estimates. In addition, the county fire division required the addition of a fire
line and the project has encountered the unanticipated need of replacing mechanical equipment and related structural modifications to support that equipment. Also, modifications to the original plan have been made, including the reconfiguration of the parking lot to provide Americans with Disabilities Act compliant access to the facility and additional improvements to upgrade the security of the facility.
In December 2013 the county’s architecture and engineering department advertised for competitive bids, resulting in the submission of sixteen bids.
Hamel Contracting, Inc. of Murrieta bid $2,360,000; Young Contractors, Inc. of Riverside bid $2,498,000; Cal-City Construction, Inc. of Cerritos bid $2,530,000; Woodcliff Corporation of Los Angeles bid $2,613,000;
Dalke & Sons Construction, Inc. of Riverside bid $2,648,000; NILE International, Inc. of Montclair bid $2,666,300; Horizons Construction Co. Int’l, Inc. of Orange bid $2,675,000; Parkwest Construction Company of Redlands bid $2,691,000; Inland Building Construction Companies, Inc. of  San Bernardino bid $2,745,000; Sun Construction Group of Costa Mesa bid  $2,759,000; Angeles Contractor, Inc. of Buena Park bid $2,851,700; Construct 1 One Corp. of Tustin bid $2,938,213; Oakview Constructors, Inc. of Calimesa bid $2,948,000; Rossetti Construction Company, Inc. of Ontario bid $2,974; 210 KEMCORP Construction, Inc. of Chino bid $3,000,000; and Jergensen Construction of Oak Hills bid $0.
During the bid opening, it was found that NILE International, Inc. and Construct 1 One Corp. did not include an executed Non-collusion Declaration in their bids, and Jergensen Construction did not list pricing in its bid. The board found NILE International, Inc., Construct 1 One Corp. and Jergensen Construction to be non-responsive.
Staff recommended that the board award the contract to Hamel Contracting, Inc., the
lowest responsive and responsible bidder, and the board complied.
In doing so, the board awarded a construction contract in the amount of $2,360,000 to Hamel and authorized the engineering department to order any necessary changes or additions in the work being performed under the contract for a total amount not to exceed $130,500 pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20142.
The revised project budget of $3,317,000 is comprised of the following components: programming and design costs of $144,500; soils survey and testing costs of $33,000; project management, inspection, and permit costs of $154,000; furniture, fixtures and equipment $304,000; security, telecommunication and electronics costs of $85,500; construction costs of $2,360,000; and a construction contingency of $236,000.
The funding sources are $3,167,000 from the sheriff’s contract training fund and $150,000 in savings from a discretionary general funded project that was recently completed at the training facility.

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