County set to choose construction manager

A Rensselaer-based company is the apparent low bidder among four firms interested in managing the construction of the addition to Montgomery County’s Public Safety building.

Wainschaf Associates submitted a bid of $144.650, which was substantially lower than three other bids submitted in response to Montgomery County Public Works Commissioner Paul Clayburn’s request for proposals. First Point Construction Services bid $256,609, Bishop-Beaudry Construction Co. of Colonie bid $278,600, and MLB Construction Co. of Albany bid $426,193.

CT Male Associates of Latham, which provides consulting services to Montgomery County, prepared a bid report which Clayburn shared with the County Legislature’s Physical Services Committee at Tuesday’s meeting. Committee members endorsed a resolution authorizing County Executive Matthew Ossenfort to sign an agreement with Wainschaf Associates at a price not to exceed $150,000. The resolution now goes before the full Legislature for action at its meeting March 24.

Several county departments would relocate from the county Annex Building into the proposed addition to the Public Safety building. The Annex Building currently is home to Alternatives to Incarceration, Fulmont Community Action Agency, Human Resources, Public Health, Purchasing, the Real Property Tax Service Agency, Stop DWI, the county Treasurer’s office, Veterans’ Services, Workers Compensation and the Youth Bureau.

John Becker

John Becker is both a Reporter and Consulting Editor for The Compass. He and his wife Pat operate Abbey Farms in Amsterdam NY.