County seeks bids on projects

KINGMAN - The county is looking for a few good contractors. The County Procurement Department put out an invitation for bids Monday on a test well for the new Colorado City Court Facility in the Arizona Strip.

In October, The Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a 5-acre parcel in the Arizona Strip area, south of Colorado City on Highway 389, for the new facility.

According to the notice, the county is hoping to hit water before 1,000 feet below ground and install a well that produces 35 gallons per minute at 40 psi.

The contractor hired to dig the test well must complete the job within 30 days of receiving the bid.

If the test well produces acceptable results, the county will ask the contractor to expand it into a permanent well and pump for the facility.

Contractors have until 2 p.m. Jan. 5 to send a sealed bid to the County Procurement Department at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

The new court facility will have space for employees from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, the County Attorney's Office, the Municipal and Justice courts, as well as some state offices.

At the same time, the Moccasin Justice Court was in need of a new building. The Board made the decision to house all three departments together in a new facility in October.

The county is also looking for office space within five miles of the Superior Courthouse on Spring Street for the Court Mediation Center and Team Infant and Toddler Mental Health Program. The building should have enough room for separate offices for both programs.

A pre-bid conference for interested property owners is at 10 a.m. today in the Ocotillo Room on the first floor of the County Administration Building. Sealed bids on the project are due at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Procurement Department.

The county also needs a contractor to provide maintenance and testing of fire equipment in county buildings. Sealed bids for the contract are due at the Procurement Department by 2 p.m. Dec. 7.

For more information on the project, visit www.co.mohave.az.us; click on the "departments" tab and then on the "procurement" tab.