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Okanogan County Superior Court Renovation


For The 


1240 2nd Avenue South, Okanogan, Washington

February 2023

Okanogan County Commissioners
123 5th Avenue North #150, Okanogan, WA 98840

Lalena Johns
Clerk of the Board


Okanogan County Commissioners
123 5th Avenue North #150, Okanogan, WA 98840

Okanogan County (the “County”) is seeking Statements of Qualifications from firms for architectural and engineering services for the Okanogan County Superior Court Renovation (the “Project”), located at 1240 2nd Avenue South, Okanogan, Washington. The County would like to transform the existing old Forest Service Building at this location into a new Superior Court Facility for the citizens of Okanogan County. The intent of this RFQ is to engage a Consultant to provide full design services for the renovation and new construction as defined by the State of Washington Architectural & Engineering Guidelines.

Project Description:

The new Okanogan County Superior Court will be located at 1240 2nd Avenue South, Okanogan, Washington. The Property is a governmental / public use building (old Forest Service Building) located in Okanogan. Built in 1976, this property features a 2.62 acre lot, with an existing building that is approximately 20,902 gross square feet.

The Forest Service building is a single story, wood-framed structure with open-web truss roof framing.  Originally constructed in 1976, the building was renovated in 1988 with an addition on the North side.

The Project does not include the existing Okanogan County Public Works building or property at 1234 2nd Avenue South.

The Main Building was originally constructed as an office building or a “B” Occupancy, Type V construction per International Building Code.  The Building appears structurally sound with no obvious damage or deterioration.

The foundations are commercial, thickened edge, concrete slab-on-grade with no crawl spaces or basements.  As such any under slab plumbing work that would need to be completed would require saw-cutting of the concrete slab, excavation and repouring of new concrete.

Okanogan County has completed the following Studies prior to the issuance of this Request for Qualifications and all are available for review by interested parties in developing Qualification Statements:

Okanogan County Juvenile Detention & Superior Courts Feasibility Study - May 7, 2021
Okanogan County Master Plan – October 2022
Okanogan County 1240 2nd Avenue South Property Pre-design Report – October 31, 2022 (attached to this RFQ for reference)
(Site Surveys were completed for the Pre-design Report and are available electronically from Erlandsen, Inc., 250 Simon Street SE, East Wenatchee, WA  98802  Tel: (509) 884-2562, Mobile: (253) 222-3133 ).

The County is also contracting with other Design Consultants for Design and Construction of the new Site Utilities for this Property.

Schematic Design is to begin immediately upon award and approval of the resulting Design Contract. Construction is anticipated to start in December of 2023 with the Project completion expected by February 2025.

Reservations: The County reserves the right to add or subtract from the list of required services outlined in this RFQ. The County reserves the right to seek clarifications of each Proposal. The County reserves the right to negotiate final contracts in the best interest of the County. The County reserves the right to reject any or all Proposals and reserves the right to cancel this RFQ at any time if doing so would be in the public interest, as determined by the County at its sole and absolute discretion.

See the Predesign Study for anticipated Project Budgets.

Attached please find the Project County will serve as the contracting agency 
for the Project.
Submission: Respondents shall submit their proposal to:

Laleña Johns, Clerk of the Board 
Okanogan County Commissioners
 123 5th Avenue North #150 
Okanogan, WA 98840

Proposals must be received no later than Tuesday February 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
All proposals that are not time-stamped by the deadline will be considered late and will be returned to the Proposer unopened.

Please publish January 4 and January 11. 

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Okanogan County
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