Local company steps in to build safety complex.Byline: Jack Moran Moran
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1 City (1990 pop. 105,227), state capital and seat of Sangamon co., central Ill., on the Sangamon River; settled 1818, inc. as a city 1840. - It's on to Plan B for the City Council, which on Monday agreed to put its faith in a local company's ability to build a voter-approved public safety complex for no more than $24.07 million.
Plan A went awry a·wry
1. In a position that is turned or twisted toward one side; askew.
2. Away from the correct course; amiss. See Synonyms at amiss. when Atlanta-based Heery International Heery International, Inc. is an architectural firm that was founded in 1952, and is currently headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Heery is a full service design, engineering, and construction management firm with over 1000 employees located in 30 offices across the United States and - the firm chosen by councilors in 2005 to oversee construction of the highly anticipated project - indicated in February that the municipal justice center's budget was insufficient. Heery officials said they couldn't complete the job for less than $26.87 million.
The announcement put an end to contract negotiations between Heery and the city. It also worked to delay construction, which was expected to begin in March with Heery at the helm.
Enter John Hyland Construction, a Springfield company that from the start has assisted Heery with planning the project. After meeting last month with Springfield officials, Hyland is now talking to Noun 1. talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to potential subcontractors in hopes of submitting to the city a guaranteed maximum price A Guaranteed Maximum Price (also known as GMP, Not-To-Exceed Price, NTE, or NTX) contract is a cost-type contract (also known as an open-book contract) where the contractor is compensated for actual costs incurred plus a fixed fee subject to a ceiling price. proposal that meets the $24.07 million project budget.
City councilors on Monday voted unanimously to work with Hyland, as long as its price proposal - due May 3 - is within budget. If that's the case, construction could begin later next month. But if Hyland's price is too high, city officials will be forced to come up with yet another plan.
"If we can't get it done within the project budget, we'll have to come up with some other options," city project manager Carole Knapel told councilors.
Springfield voters in 2004 approved a $28.63 million bond measure to design and build the public safety complex. The city later dedicated an additional $1 million in bond interest earnings to the project. About $5.5 million of the total is budgeted for "soft costs" including project consultant and architect fees.
When completed, the justice center will include a new police station, municipal courts and a 100-bed jail designed to house misdemeanor-level offenders.
Hyland Vice President Shaun Hyland said after Monday's meeting that he is confident that his company's proposal will meet the project's budget. He explained that Heery's exit from negotiations will result in savings to the city.
"We went from two contractors sharing (construction planning) to just one, and that takes the cost down quite a bit," Hyland said.
Hyland already has put out to bid much of the justice center work, something that Heery had not done while it was still active in talks with the city. Hundreds of companies throughout the Northwest have been contacted about the job, Hyland said.
Heery will be paid for its project planning project planning - project management work, although the exact amount has not yet been determined.
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a memorandum of understanding A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a legal document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action and may not imply a legal commitment. signed by Heery, Hyland and city officials, Heery could make as much as $579,215. Heery will have to document the money it is owed before the city would pay.