Florida-headquartered contractor wins $1.3 million support service contract for $39 million Tuolumne detention center

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Florida-headquartered contractor wins support service contract for California detention center

Moss Construction based in Ft. Lauderdale says that it has been awarded a $1.3 million-plus contract to provide phase II management support services to the county of Tuolumne, CA, with the development of the county’s new J.H. “Jack” Dambacher Detention Center.

The 63,000 ft. jail in county north-east of San Francisco has been designed by Lionakis.

“We are humbled to have been selected by the County of Tuolumne to provide counsel throughout the creation of this modern jail,” said Moss vice-president David Burton. “Moss is proud that the county has recognized our knowledge and expertise in the development of detention center facilities and that it has trusted our firm with this role.”

The new 230-bed jail will be located on a 6-acre site and will consist of central control, housing, housing support, program rooms, medical clinic, food service, laundry services, intake administrative offices, public lobby, visitation area and vehicle sally port.

Harris Construction Company in Fresno, CA is the project’s general contractor.

Construction is scheduled to begin in March and be completed in August 2019.

The Union-Democrat in Sonora reports that the Harris submitted the low bid of $39 million for the project. It has an overall estimated cost of $48 million with other costs including  $2.5 million for unforeseen contingencies; $1.7 million for architectural services; $1.4 million for construction management; $832,000 for insurance; $775,000 for specialty equipment; $607,000 for testing and inspection; $500,000 for furnishings; $301,000 for electrical services; and $294,000 in water and sewer connection fees from Tuolumne Utilities District.

The new jail is part of a larger plan for a Law and Justice Center off Old Wards Ferry in Sonora proposed since the early 1990s that includes the recently completed $20 million Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility and $2 million Tuolumne Transit Center.

A $65 million new courthouse is also planned for the center and would be entirely funded by the state, but it’s currently on hold due to a lack of money in the state budget for court construction, the Union-Democrat reports.

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