Carla Hass


(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously approved a $49 million contract to design and build a new public safety facility which will centralize all Sheriff’s Office operations including administration and office space, a morgue, a shooting range, special operations and training and evidence storage.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office operations are currently spread out across 13 different locations in the county and are far past the end of life, many having been built 50 years ago making them unable to meet the Office’s needs. The separation of service locations has resulted in increased costs and inefficiencies.

Three separate design-build teams provided competitive proposals for the contract with the winning team of Clark/Sullivan Construction and Broward Builders, Inc. getting the nod from the Board.

“The design-build proposal we received from the Clark/Sullivan team was exceptional and, combined with the outstanding terms achieved on the $57 million loan from the USDA, we are finally able to bring our public safety facilities into the 21st century,” said Russ Fackrell, Facilities Manager.

The contract will become effective contingent upon the County’s receipt and acceptance of payment and performance bonds and the concurrence of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The USDA’s Rural Development loan has a 40-year term with a 2.375 percent interest rate. The total project cost is estimated at $68 million with El Dorado County contributing $11 million to the total project. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2018, with substantial completion of the project estimated for the fall of 2019.



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