Bid Title: Request for Statement of Qualifications-Downtown Replacement Jail Project Design-Build
Category: Public Works
Status: Closed


SEPTEMBER 23, 2021




 The County of Merced (County) is seeking a qualified Design-Build Entity (D-BE) to design and construct a replacement of the existing Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Rated Capacity 189 Bed Downtown Jail at the existing John Latorraca Correctional Center (JLCC) facility.

 This project will design and construct a replacement of the existing downtown jail at JLCC facility located at 2584 W. Sandy Mush Road, approximately 10 miles southwest of the City of Merced, on approximately 1.13 /- acres of the greater 140 /- acres of County-owned land. The project includes replacement of the downtown jail with up to a new 256 bed jail at approximately 61,000 SF and facility staff support building of approximately 5,500 SF. The jail replacement project will be constructed of durable materials suitable for a jail environment the staff administration building will be built of durable materials suitable for an office building.

 In accordance with the provisions of the Public Contract Code, the County is utilizing a two-step process to prequalify and award a contract to a D-BE for the project. In this first step, the County is issuing the attached RFSQ with Pre-qualification Questionnaire. Based on criteria stated in the Pre-qualification Questionnaire, the County will score and rank all submittals. Design Build Entity (DBE) with up to the three (3) highest scores will be eligible to participate in the second step in the process, the Request for Proposal (RFP).


 This RFSQ package includes the following:

 Cover Letter

Table of Contents

Section A – RFSQ Information Prequalification Requirements RFSQ Process

Submittal Requirements

Evaluation of Prequalification Documents

Section B – Prequalification Questionnaire

Prequalification Questionnaire Surety Declaration and Certification


 The Due Date and Time is OCTOBER 21, 2021, 4:00 p.m. 

 A complete response to the RFSQ will consist of providing all information requested in the Prequalification Questionnaire. Your response, the Prequalification Document, must be submitted in a three-ring binder with tabs identifying Parts I through VI of the Prequalification Questionnaire. Attachments must be clearly identified under a separate tab. The front of the binder must indicate the D-BE’s name and address in the following format:


Company Name and Address:

Project Name: County of Merced Downtown Replacement Jail Design-Build Project

Due Date and Time:

 Submit one (1) original, and one (1) thumb drive (PDF format, with signature and notarized pages clearly scanned and inserted) of the Prequalification Document and attachments to the County’s Project Manager. Prequalification Documents shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or package clearly marked on the exterior and in the same format noted above prior to the Due Date and Time.  

 This RFSQ does not commit the County to issue an RFP or award a contract. The County reserves the right to cancel this RFSQ at any time, in part or in its entirety, should this be in the best interest of the County.

 Late submissions cannot be considered unless they are the only one received, weather delays (see 2.8.1) or there was mishandling on the part of the County project manager. Submittals must be received at the County’s Project Manager Offices, by the identified Due Date and Time:


CGL Companies

Cameron Glass

2260 Del Paso Road, Suite 100

Sacramento CA 95834



 Below is the County’s anticipated schedule for this first step in the two-step process:


Event Description                                                                             Target Date(s)

RFSQ Issued

 SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Questions Deadline

 SEPTEMBER 30 , 2021

Addendum Period

 OCTOBER 7, 2021

Due Date and Time

 OCTOBER 21, 2021

Notice of Prequalification Posted

 NOVEMBER 1. 2021


The above schedule may be adjusted as events transpire.  All times noted in this RFSQ are local Pacific Time.


 Questions and requests for clarification related to definition or interpretation of this RFSQ must be submitted by email to Cameron Glass, the County’s Consulting Project Manager, by the date and time identified above.   Questions received after this deadline will not be answered.  Answers to questions will be emailed as an addendum no later than 24 hours prior to the response due date and time.


Cameron Glass

Project Director | CGL Companies

Publication Date/Time:
9/23/2021 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
10/21/2021 4:00 PM
Submittal Information:
Provide all information requested in the Prequalification Questionnaire.
Bid Opening Information:
4:00 PM
Contact Person:
Cameron Glass, Associate AIA
CGL Companies, Inc.
Download Available:
Plan & Spec Available:
Business Hours:
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fax Number:
Plan Holders List:
Upon Request
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