Indianapolis launches RFQ for courthouse P3 project

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Indianapolis launches RFQ for courthouse P3 project

The city of Indianapolis has launched a Request for Qualifications for a public-private partnership project that will involve the construction of the new Marion County criminal justice complex.

More specifically the project will involve the development, design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the new consolidated criminal justice center.

According to a 2-year-old private study the project cost could exceed US$500 million, but, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and his advisers said they would leave cost calculations to negotiations with the private sector.

The new consolidated criminal justice campus will include: 3,480 bed detention facility, 750 bed minimum security/ transitional community corrections facility, 32 courtroom courthouse, a law office building, a juvenile court and 100 bed juvenile detention center, a Sheriff's office, a Surface and structured parking facilities, and a Central facilities for maintenance, warehouse, central plant and underground connecting tunnel system.

Projected Timeline:

  • 20 December 2013: Issue Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
  • 11 February 2014: RFQ responses due
  • September 2014: Final selection
  • September 2014: Introduction to City County Council
  • Early 2015: Construction begins
  • 2018: Criminal justice complex opens
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