Riley County narrows down construction manager to 3 for EMS headquarters

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Riley County commissioners and staff members Thursday narrowed down the itemizing of enchancment supervisor In hazard candidates for the EMS headquarters enterprise.

Officers narrowed the itemizing from 5 To three as BHS Construction of Manhattan, McCownGordon Construction of Kansas Metropolis, Mo., and Kendall Construction of Topeka stay Inside the working To assemble A mannequin new headquarters for Riley County.

Commissioners Greg McKinley, Kathryn Focke and John Ford, Collectively with county clerk Rich Vargo, EMS director Davids Adams, emergency administration director Russel Stukey, public works director John Ellermann and deputy EMS director Josh Gearing all gave suggestions on The corporations to planning director Amanda Webb. Kile Morrison of Archiamages Structure, the Lenexa agency Which will design the enterprise, additionally provided enter.

Commissioners and staffers ranked The corporations, and BHS and McCownGordon have been No. 1 or 2 on everyone’s itemizing. The third spot went between Kendall and Icon Buildings of Manhattan, However The majority had Kendall as No. 3. MCP Group of Topeka ranked fifth for the group.

McKinley disclosed he beforehand labored with BHS and McCownGordon as a subcontractor, his brcompletely different was a enterprise supervisor for Kendall, and his son’s brcompletely different-in-regulation is “No. 2” at McCownGordon. McKinley said This Is in a place to not have an effect on his choice, however he labored in enterprise, so he is Aware of People that work at these corporations.

For BHS, Adams said The agency’s current expertise is numerous, and he appreciated its strategy and capabilities breakdown. Gearing added BHS had good references and had similarities between what the county is asking for and what they’ve assembleed. Focke said she appreciated The agency’s currentation, funds and prolongedevity. Ford added BHS is closely involved Regionally.

Ellermann said A precedence he had was whether or not BHS had enough staff out there for the job Because It is Engaged on a quantity of tasks. Ford said he had The identical concern, however he has it with every agency.

For McCownGordon, Adams said The agency spoke the county’s language and provided A great group format. Gearing added McCownGordon had the related expertise. Vargo added he appreciated The measurement of The agency, and Ford said they “have boots on The underside.”

For Kendall Construction, Adams thought The agency had good related expertise. Adams and Webb said Kendall had good enterprise strategy.

Stukey and Gearing said he didn’t assume The agency had the related expertise, and Vargo thought it fell brief on financials.

Focke had them in her prime three. She appreciated They Might have An space job website supervisor aprolongedside and related expertise. Ford additionally had them his prime three for related expertise with medical amenities.

For Icon, officials reveryed a widespread consensus that it Did not have the related expertise for the enterprise.

Adams said the chief working officer Can be The objective of contact, not the enterprise supervisor. Stukey said he had Icon tied with Kendall. Focke said she had Icon at 4 as a Outcome of The agency had not been in enterprise very prolonged. McKinley said The huge enterprise expertise acquired here principally from The very biggest guys.

When an entity makes use of a enchancment supervisor In hazard, The agency is involved with the design course of in an effort To economize and time.

The mannequin new constructing, which is estimated to value $12.3 million, will Include an EMS station with ambulance bays, crew dwelling quarters, administrative workplaces for Emergency Medical Providers, teaching rooms, emergency operations center, and completely different associated assist services.

The proposed 17,500-sq.-foot headquarters Shall be at Claflin and Charles Little Road, subsequent to the Riley County Household and Baby Useful resource Center.

The current EMS headquarters at 2011 Claflin Road was Inassembleed 1980, and county officials beforehand said it Not meets the staff’s wants.

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