A project of this scale requires the services of an Owners Representative who specializes in the development of large county jail facilities, understands the ins and outs of the design-build delivery method, and knows how to work effectively with Jackson County to deliver the fullest measure of success. Jackson County has engaged JCDC Partners, a proven partnership comprised of CGL, the nation’s leading justice facilities expert, and Newmark Grubb Zimmer (NGZ), a Jackson County-based commercial real estate firm with a proven history of success in working with Jackson County.

After a thorough three-step qualifications-based selection process, Jackson County has engaged JE Dunn | Axiom | DLR as the Design-Build (DB) Team. The team will have primary design and construction responsibility for the Jackson County Detention Center; the project will be accomplished in multiple phases, including pre-construction, design and construction. JE Dunn, a Kansas City construction company, and DLR Group, a national corrections architecture firm, have worked together on over 20 correctional and justice projects. Axiom, a highly productive Kansas City concrete company and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), is working on high-profile projects such as the KCI Terminal and Garage concrete packages in collaboration with JE Dunn. The team’s past working experience has tremendous value to Jackson County due to established relationships, camaraderie, technical processes, and communications procedures.

A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued to interested parties to submit and substantiate their qualifications in connection with the design and construction of the new Center utilizing a Design to Budget delivery method. Only those Respondents selected for the short-list were invited to participate in the next stage of the competitive procurement process. This phase necessitated a response to a Request for Proposal (RFP), which required the submission of detailed information regarding project approach, project work plan, and schedule proposal. The third phase was concurrent with the second phase and included submission of proposed cost forms and fees included in the RFP.