Owner’s Representative Services
At the December 11 City Council meeting, members approved a contract not to exceed $853,000 with Illinois-based International Facilities Group, LLC to provide Owner’s Representative Services. An Owner’s Representative is needed to represent the interests of the City of El Paso and Mountain Star Sports Group in the execution of the design and construction of the ballpark. International Facilities will work with officials from the City of El Paso and MountainStar Sports Group in managing the baseball project, including design, construction, procurement, venue commissioning, asset management, relocation support, capital needs analysis and renovation planning/oversight.
Construction Manager at Risk
Additionally, ballpark officials received six submittals for the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Construction Manager at Risk. The Construction Manager at Risk will oversee the entire project, including utility relocation and demolition. The following organizations responded to this RFQ:
All of the firms, except for Crossland Construction, were selected to continue with the process by submitting a Request for Proposal (RFP), due Thursday, December 13. The remaining five firms will be rescored based on these proposals. Based on these proposals, city official will decide which of the remaining firms will be invited for an interview, to be scheduled in late December. A contract for Construction Manager at Risk is expected to be executed by early January.
Insights Museum is expected to close its doors on Saturday, December 16. The public is invited to enjoy the museum on its last day, free of charge, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The City of El Paso has been providing some financial assistance and working with museum officials to find storage for their exhibits. Ballpark officials are also interested in keeping the museum’s clock tower in an effort to pay homage to the museum’s existence on the site. Similar efforts are underway to also preserve dedication plaques for City Hall.
Proposed Street Changes
The City of El Paso will hold the second of two public meetings to inform and get feedback from local residents in proposed street changes near the planned location for the Triple-A baseball stadium. The meeting will take place at the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 8:30 a.m.