CJSI Predesign RFP

Benton County invites bids for Criminal Justice System Improvement Program Predesign

Benton County (County) is requesting proposals from qualified individuals/firms (Proposers) to conduct predesign work for facilities which support the County’s Criminal Justice System Improvements project (CJSI). This is Phase II of a three phase initiative; Phase I resulted in a comprehensive assessment of the criminal justice system and treatment / services needs for corrections-involved individuals. Phase II is the predesign work outlined in the attached RFP, up to and including passage of a county-wide Bond Measure for financing. Phase III will include site acquisition, architectural services, construction, furnishing, equipping, and service delivery from the new facilities, as well as an evaluation of efficacy. Phase III is a future project and not part of this RFP.

In general, the predesign work will include working with County Board of Commissioners (BOC), County administration, County staff, project manager, and community stakeholders to identify which facilities will be included in the CJSI project, building locations, designs, and costs in a manner that is Bond Measure ready. That work should include, but not be limited to a conceptual design phase and a schematic design phase.  

Benton County has invested resources into services and facilities assessments in addition to literature reviews on evidence-based practices for crime reduction. Community members have also been engaged in discussions regarding their vision for the County’s criminal justice system. These qualitative and quantitative data elements were integrated into an overarching vision for Benton County’s criminal justice system. That vision is based on an equitable system that combines corrections responses and treatment options. Proposers should review previous assessments materials at the bottom of this web page.

In terms of the treatment options, local planning groups are reviewing treatment services that address criminogenic factors and also services for corrections involved individuals with behavioral health needs (mental illness, addictions, and intellectual and developmental disability). Local workgroups are conducting feasibility assessments and business plans for new services, e.g., pre-trial services and a potential crisis resource center. The predesign work includes incorporating the finalized treatment approaches into facilities designs.

The predesign consultants will assist the County’s work to finalize which facilities will be in the CJSI project. The facilities under review and which need to be finalized in the predesign work include the crisis resource center, transitional housing, jail, courthouse, and aspects of the law enforcement center. There are also concurrent efforts and partial funding options for the new courthouse which require required specific tasks and timelines to be incorporated into the predesign work.

It is critical to the success of this project that this work be conducted in collaboration with County administration, staff, and community stakeholders, and result in a cost efficient and sustainable design.

Download Benton County Justice System Improvements RFP (PDF)


PreDesign Conference and Facilities Tours:

A predesign conference will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 beginning promptly at 8:30 am PST at the Board of County Commissioners Office – 205 NW 5th St. Corvallis, OR  97330. Interested firms will have an opportunity to attend and submit questions via phone, video, or in person during this conference. For those attending in person, there will also be a tour of the current facilities.  

A second facilities tour date is scheduled for Friday November 15, 2019. This second date is scheduled for Proposers who want to see the facilities but who were not able to attend in person at the predesign conference.

Conference registration:  Send an email to the project manager indicating your participation in the predesign conference. The purpose of the registration is to help with scheduling the event, forwarding video /phone links, and scheduling the tours. Registration does not obligate a firm to attend the conference and or to submit a proposal.

Predesign Conference Registration

Email project manager Ari Basil-Wagner at:  Ari.basil-wagner@co.benton.or.us

In the email, indicate the following:

  • Firm name
  • Contact person – email and phone number
  • Number of people attending predesign conference
  • Whether they will be on phone, video, or attending in person.  All travel and associated costs are the full responsibility of the Proposer
  • If attending in person, please indicate if you will be attending the facilities tour
  • Please indicate if you are attending the non-conference facilities tour scheduled on November 15, 2019

Proposers who do not attend the predesign conference or tours must also notify the project manager via email of their decision to respond to this RFP so that they may be added to the mailing list of RFP addenda notices, if any. This does not obligate a firm to submit a Project proposal.

Proposers who register will receive a confirmation notice and meeting link. RFP questions will not be addressed during the tours. The purpose of this tour is to offer proposers the opportunity to have a first-hand view of the current facilities.

Email Questions - In addition to the predesign conference, RFP questions may be emailed to the project manager. All written questions and responses will be posted on this web page. 

Substantial clarifications or changes as a result of any questions received will be issued in the form of a written addendum to the RFP on this web page. It is the Proposers responsibilities to adjust their RFP responses to meet these changes.

Tentative Timeline

Activity Anticipated Timeline
RFP issue date October 30, 2019
Pre-proposal conference and first facilities tour November 8, 2019
Second facilities tour November 15, 2019
Proposal submittal deadline December 3, 2019
Proposal evaluation period December 4, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Interviews January 6, 2020 - January 15, 2020
Selection of highest-rate proposer January 21, 2020
Anticipated contract start date February 17, 2020

Supporting Attachments

The following documents are intended to be utilized for background and context.

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