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Request for Proposal
For Professional Services
The Commissioners of Brown County are accepting proposals from firms interested in assisting Brown County in performing an evaluation of the building that was formerly used as the Brown County Jail. The facility is located on Van Buren Street in Nashville, Indiana and includes the house structure as well as the brick jail structure. Respondents must be familiar with Brown County building requirements and have a minimum of 20 years experience in conceptual budgeting and the renovation of commercial property.
Typical scope for the range of work falls into the following general areas. The firm chosen can suggest modifications to this scope: Scope of work: 1. Perform and complete a thorough inspection of the facility.  2. Identify and report: a. All structural defects; b. All conditions that could adversely affect health; c. All conditions that could adversely affect safety; d. The condition of all plumbing, HVAC and electrical components; e. All deficiencies in ventilation, lighting and any other factors related to the safe, efficient and healthful use of the building; and f. Any other problems that might affect whether the building is suitable for any use, describing in detail the problem and the affected use.  3. Describe with specificity the steps needed to remedy any problems found with the building, including an estimate of: a. The steps required to correct them; b. The time required to correct them; and c. The cost of correcting them.  4. Make a recommendation regarding whether it is in the best interest of the county to rehabilitate, renovate and reuse, or demolish the facility, considering all appropriate factors, including but not limited to health, safety and cost.
Please include in your response the following information:  1. Clearly mark envelope containing the proposal as JAIL EVALUATION RESPONSE.  2. Provide a one-page cover page to the proposal clearly stating the following information. Please note: this will be the first page of your proposal: Company Name, contact name, address, phone, fax, and website. Projected cost summary to complete the study. Time it will take to complete the study (business days) from when contract is awarded.  3. Provide 6 copies of proposal.  4. Resumes of key executives.  5. List of 5 projects of similar size and scope.  6. List of projects where mold remediation was a factor in your work.  7. References from firms where conceptual budgeting services were employed.  8. A narrative of your approach to completing the evaluation.  9. Explanation of compensation structure for your professional services and projected cost of performing the work required by this RFP.  10. Any additional information you feel will assist the commission in the selection of your firm for the project.
All responses must include: A statement showing appropriate financial strength to handle the work involved; An insurance certificate indicating professional liability limits of at least $1,000,000, general liability of at least $2,000,000, auto liability of at least $2,000,000, workers compensation as directed by the State of Indiana, and an excess liability limit of $10,000,000.
Proposals must be submitted on or before March 3, 2010 at 5 PM to: Holly Catron, Brown County Resource Manager, P.O. Box 37, 201 N Locust Lane, Nashville, IN 47448. Questions can be directed to Holly Catron, Brown County Resource Manager at 812-343-8554.
February 24, 2010    10-70

Obituaries
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Melody L. Estes, 56, North Vernon
  Sister of Shawna (Brian) Lowe of Brown County

Geneva Holder, 88, Sebring, Florida
  Brown County native

Larry D. Underwood, 53, Columbus
  Brother of Rob (Laura) Underwood of Nashville

  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.