CDCR Announces Finalists For Stockton RFPs

STOCKTON, Calif. — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has announced finalists on two design-build packages for its $906 million, 1,722-bed inmate facility in Stockton.

The agency has issued requests for proposals for Design-build Package #1, which is primarily for site work and work on a central plant and warehouse, to three firms: Granite Construction + Hensel Phelps JV with HOK as architect of record, Rudolf & Sletten + Perini JV with DLR as architect of record and Skanska + Moss JV with Lionakis as architect of record.

RFPs for Design-build Package #2, primarily for constructing housing units and a health treatment facility, have gone to Clark + McCarthy JV with HDR as architect of record, Skanska + Moss JV with HKS as architect of record and Hensel Phelps with HOK as architect of record.

A third design-build package is in development, said Mike Meredith, project director for the department’s project and construction management division.

A low bid project is also in the works, according to Meredith. That project, which will consist if demolition and site preparation work, will begin advertising in one week and release the RFP soon after.

“It is not new construction, it is more of a utility package, a site readiness project,” said Meredith, and is part of the Stockton project.

The 1.2 million-square-foot facility will include a kitchen area, a diagnostic and treatment center and warehouse and support areas. Security will include a 13-foot-high lethal electrified perimeter fence and 11 45-ft-tall guard towers.

The Stockton healthcare facility is CDCR’s third construction project launched last year as part of a $7.7 billion effort to reduce overcrowding. In June, CDCR broke ground on a 64-bed intermediate-care mental health facility in Vacaville and a 45-bed acute and intermediate-care mental health facility for female inmates at the California Institution for Women in Corona.

CHCF-Stockton will be built on the site of the 400-acre state-owned Northern California Youth Correctional Center.

The 1.2 million square-foot facility will have a diagnostic care and treatment center, and will care for inmates needing physical or mental health care. The medical center was approved by lawmakers in 2007, after a federal court order required the state to improve health treatments and overcrowding in prisons.