JACKSON, Wyo. — The Teton County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract to hire a construction manager at risk, to oversee renovation projects at the Teton County courthouse during their regular meeting on June 15.
The Courthouse was built in 1968 and has been the source of construction debate over the past few years. In 2019, Teton County asked voters to approve $2 million dollars in Special Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) funding for a new or renovated courthouse.
Teton County voters approved every SPET-funded project proposed on the ballot that year, except the courthouse.
During the meeting, the Board also approved the use of $30,000 of Energy Mitigation Program funds to pay for the design expenses.
Teton County is currently in the design phase of multiple projects at the Teton County Courthouse.
One aspect of the project is replacing siding, windows, and roofing and installing new insulation.
Another aspect is creating a secure lobby with a north entrance vestibule addition with security features for staff entering and exiting and secure inmate transfers.
A new main lobby entrance will be constructed, complete with blast, ballistic and ramming security features. Surveillance systems, alarms, notification systems and IT systems will be upgraded.
The Board approved a contract with Hogan & Associates Construction, Inc., based in West Centerville, Utah, for preconstruction services in the amount of $45,280 and construction services totaling $579,810.
Hogan Construction will assist the design team with the goal of containing overall project costs and maintaining the quality of the project. At the end of preconstruction, the construction manager at risk will present the county with a guaranteed maximum price for the construction phase. The county may accept or reject it.
An evaluation committee chose Hogan & Associates Construction, Inc. out of three firms that presented proposals.
According to the Teton County Board of County Commissioners staff report, Hogan & Associates Construction, Inc. suggested delaying the project until SPring 2022 to allow more time for planning and studies and to allow market conditions relating to the cost of materials and extend lead times to settle out and become more predictable and manageable.
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