Bids awarded for jail project

ESCANABA — Ten contracts for a project that will create a new correctional facility at the Delta County Service Center have been officially awarded, the county announced Monday. The contracts included in Bid Package No. 1, which are worth a combined total of $7,362,733, were awarded to eight different companies after a public bid process.

Half of the contracts included in this package were awarded to Delta County-based companies, said Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman.

“We’re certainly pleased with that,” he said. Companies from the area bid on seven of these contracts.

DeGrand Construction of Escanaba was awarded contracts for earthwork and site utilities, Payne and Dolan of Gladstone was awarded a contract for asphalt paving, Delta Fence of Escanaba was awarded a contract for fencing, and Roy Ness Construction of Escanaba was awarded a contract for building cast-in-place concrete.

Out of the area, Miron Construction of Neenah, Wis., was awarded contracts for site concrete and pre-cast concrete wall panels, Spirit Fabs, Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., was awarded a contract for structural steel, Pauly Jail Building Company, Inc. of Noblesville, Ind., was awarded a contract for detention equipment, and Stanley Convergent of Fishers, Ind. was awarded a contract for security electronics. Miron, which also serves as the construction manager for the project, has agreed to use local union labor.

Bergman said that no Delta County-based companies bid on the contracts for detention equipment, security electronics, and pre-cast concrete wall panels.

Ground is expected to be broken on the project in late August or early September, Bergman said.

“Miron Construction will handle scheduling with these companies to begin work,” he said.

The second bid package for the project, which will contain contracts for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and general trades work, will be issued next month.