Jackson County Public Works

Renovation of  County Courthouse Annex (3146) AND
Renovation of Historic Truman Courthouse (3147)

The RFP questions listed on this page refer to opportunities in the Public Works Department only. For a complete listing of all of the opportunities to bid on Jackson County business, please click here.

August 23, 2011

The order of the proposal information is described differently in the Instructions to Applicants (p. 3) than it is in the Table of Contents (p.12). Which order should I use?

Because of this discrepancy, no proposal will lose points for order of Letter of Transmittal, Title/Signature Page and Table of Contents. All other sections should be presented in the suggested order.


August 18, 2011

Must the forms associated with the RFQ be used exactly as they have been provided or can they be edited to better represent our message?

Reformatting of the forms/presentation is allowed.


August 17, 2011

Will any renovation be done on the Ground Floor Level of the Annex?

Renovations to the Ground Floor Level are not anticipated with this project.

If a space on the Concept plans provided is not marked "non-jury" is it assumed that it will need a jury room?

The concept drawings provided should be used as a starting point. It is expected that the layout and use of space will evolve as the design project progresses.


August 16, 2011

Which Architect did the design for the exterior building repairs of the Historic Courthouse?

Two sets of plans are available for review at 303 West Walnut, Independence, MO from the 2003 exterior restoration work:

  1. Unsealed plans and specs for “Jackson County Courthouse Roof Restoration”, dated April 22, 2002, by CDFM2 Architecture and Bob D. Campbell Company. You can also download the drawings by clicking here (19 MB ZIP file containing TIF images).
  2. Sealed plans for “...Historic Courthouse Window Restoration”, dated December 16, 2003, by International Architects Atelier. You can also download the drawings by clicking here (25 MB ZIP file containing TIF images).
    Contact John McClernon 881-4532 for an appointment.


August 9, 2011

As part of pre-design service the county indicates that site investigation will include an environmental site assessment of areas to be remodeled. Will this portion of the projects require inclusion of an environmental specialist on our team?

Having a qualified Environmental Specialist on your team would be advantageous.

Page 17 of the RFP states that our project narrative may include a statement as to the adequacy of the funds listed for the projects. Can you please tell us what the budgets are for each of the two projects?

This line should have been omitted from the RFP. The budget for these two projects has not been defined.

Will the Historic Truman Courthouse be retrofitted for air conditioning?

It is probable that Truman Courthouse will be retrofitted for air conditioning, however, the final scope of design for the Truman Courthouse has not been established at this time.

Will there be and MBE/DBE/WBE requirement for these projects?

There is no MBE/DBE/WBE requirement for this Contract.


August 8, 2011

Is it possible to get a tour of the buildings if we did not make the tour?

Yes, call John McClernon, 816-881-4532 or 401-4948 (cell) to schedule a time for a tour of one or both buildings.

Does the Boiler in the original Annex building also serve the 1970 addition?


How is the Annex currently cooled?

The original building is cooled by a cooling tower on the roof with 4 air handlers on the first floor and 4 more on the second floor. The 1970 addition is cooled by a chiller/condensing unit on the roof.

Does the County have structural calculations for the 1970 Addition?

We do not have calculations that we are aware of. However, the design was done by Keene & Simpson & Murphy-Moreley & Geraughty Architects and Planners in 1970. Burgess, Latimer & Miller did the mechanical and electrical. Jack D. Gillum & Associates did the Structural. The as-builts are available for review by appointment at Jackson County Public Works, 303 W. Walnut, Independence (816-401-4948).



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