County awards $943K jail bid

Published 12:01 am Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Covington County Commission on Friday awarded the bid for a jail addition to Bay South Ltd., Inc. of Saraland.

For months, commissioners have been working with PH&J Architects of Montgomery on plans for a jail addition that will house female inmates. The 42-bed, two-cell block facility will include a nurse’s station, washroom and storage area.

After bids were let and opened, a decision was made to re-bid the project, as an electronics component had been left out.

In the bid process, Bay South’s total bid for the construction and three alternatives was $943,000. The next lowest bid was from Wyatt Sasser Construction for $967,000.

The three alternatives included fitting both cells; including furniture and laundry equipment; and a sewage grinder and manhole.

Commissioners said in the second bid process, they included specifications for a security system in the new portion, as well as adding electronic security to the existing jail.

Documentation provided by Bay South Ltd. shows that the company plans to use 16 subcontractors, including a number of local ones.

According to a list provided by the company, those local contractors will include:

• C&H Construction of Andalusia for site work;

• Andalusia Termite and Pest;

• Concrete Ready Mix of Andalusia;

• Mike Sender of Andalusia for concrete formwork and masonry;

• Justin Bird for sheetrock and framing;

• Nathan Reeves of Andalusia for painting; and

• C&I Plumbing and Electrical of Andalusia for plumbing