City Hires Firm For $50,000 To Plan Move To New Public Safety Complex
By JENNA CARLESSO
July 18, 2012
HARTFORD —— The city has hired a Farmington-based project management firm to help plan its move to the new public safety complex on High Street this fall.
It will pay Office Relocation Management, Inc. about $50,000 to assist in the transition and select a moving company, said Andrew Jaffee, director of emergency services and telecommunications.
The cost of hiring movers is not factored in the $50,000, he said.
In addition to creating a transition plan, Office Relocation will write a request for proposals to be sent to moving companies, Jaffee said. The firm's contract runs through the end of October.
"Part of it is figuring out the pieces, parts and sequence of stuff that needs to be moved," Jaffee said.
He said it was too early to estimate how much the move will ultimately cost. Police, fire and emergency service employees are expected to relocate to the new, 150,000-square-foot facility in late September or early October. Police will move from their current headquarters on Jennings Road, fire administration from its Pearl Street headquarters and the 311 call center from its office on Main Street.
The $77 million facility will house the police department, fire department administration and 911 dispatch and include a two-level parking garage, the city's emergency operations center, the state's backup emergency operations center and separate lockups for men and women.
Before the move, the structure will be wired and furniture and equipment will be brought in. The wiring installation began in May and will finish this month, David Panagore, the city's chief operating officer, has said. Most of the furniture and equipment will be brought in starting later this month.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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