Sullivan to advertise for jail bids next week


Bids to build the new jail (rendering above) could be
awarded in August

MONTICELLO – If everything goes according to plan, Sullivan County is just over two months away from awarding construction bids for a long overdue new jail.
During a county legislature Public Works Committee meeting on Thursday, County Manager Josh Potosek said they expect to advertise the bids next week, with bids due back in July. 
“We intend to have the bids advertised by June 14 with the bids publicly issued on June 17,” Potosek said.  “We intend to have a non-mandatory pre-bid conference on June 30, on or about June 30.  Bids would be due to the county on July 21.”
If LaBella Associates, the firm overseeing the design and construction, finds everything in order, bids could be awarded at the August 18 monthly legislative session.
Last month, legislators unanimously approved $95 million in bonding to pay for the new jail.   

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