South Orange Village Board of Trustees awarded a $251,000 contract for construction management of the renovation of South Orange Police Station to The McCloud Group of Hoboken on Monday night.
McCloud was the lowest bidder.
Construction is to begin shortly with completion anticipated 16 months from the award of the contract, according to a powerpoint presentation forwarded by Trustee Howard Levison (see below).
The presentation details the renovations which include extensive waterproofing, interior and exterior renovations, security system expansion and access control system implementation.
More than three years ago, Village Green published a story about the deteriorated state of the police building. At that time, Steven Davenport, then PBA Local #12 President, said, “We don’t want a new police department. We just don’t want mold and water seeping up in the locker room.”
For the 2014 story, Village Administrator Barry Lewis noted that the town needed to take a holistic approach and was “seeking an architect to assess the building.”
South Orange posted the RFP for Construction Management bids this summer with responses due September 14 and bids to be opened October 3 and rewarded shortly thereafter.
Since the publication of that story, some improvements have been made, including the completion of a new dispatch center.
Current PBA #12 President Jared Adams told Village Green that police officer were “excited and looking forward to seeing the improvements to the building because we’ve been working with these conditions for a few years.”
See the South Orange Police Building construction management RFP here.
The McCloud Group’s Linkedin profile describes The McCloud Group, LLC, as “a program and construction management firm specializing in the construction and renovation of a variety of facilities. TMG serves a broad spectrum of clients involved in the educational, municipal, residential, and cultural sectors with projects including k-12 schools, universities, detention centers, private sector financial institutions, and commercial facilities. TMG prides itself in being diverse in its work place, as well as portfolio, which includes work in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. As construction consultants, TMG serves as the owner’s representative and advocate through all phases of a project and under a variety of delivery methods. TMG combines the sophisticated project management controls and systems typical of the largest firms with the executive level accessibility typical of a more mid-sized organization to meld strong, personal bonds with its clients.”
See Mccloud Group’s linkedin profile here.