Three overbids for juvenile facility |

Three overbids for juvenile facility

Christina Proctor

All three bids for the construction of a juvenile hall at the Douglas County jail exceeded budget. The closest bid to the $150,000 project was $156,900 by Bison Construction.

Bids, opened Monday, included a $175,000 offer from Central Sierra Construction and $211,203 from Shankle Construction of Minden.

Ray Finnegan, supervisor for the new facility, said the bids are on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners’ April 16 agenda. A preconstruction meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 20, contingent on the board approving a bid.

Planners say they are hopeful the commissioners will approve the project.

The juvenile facility will have 15 beds, five for females. Planners hope some operating costs will be offset by the sale of eight beds to other counties. Douglas County officials also anticipate a transportation savings of $168,000 by eliminating trips to the Carson City center.

At the Oct. 16 commissioners’ meeting, Douglas County Manager Dan Holler told commissioners there was enough money in county construction and capital improvement funds to pay for the first year of operation.

Planners hope to have the facility open and running by July 1.

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