A bid opening for construction of the new Pottawatomie County Justice Center is scheduled for 2 p.m. next Tuesday in the county commission chambers at Westmoreland.
The county commission is not expected to act on the bids until later in the month, allowing ample time for review, according to Robert Reece, Pott County administrator.
There has been considerable interest in the project among potential bidders, according to Reece. Between 10 and 12 construction representatives attended a non-required pre-construction conference a couple of weeks ago at Westmoreland, and, as of early this week, 28 sets of construction documents had been obtained, he said.
The justice center, to be constructed just north of the current county courthouse at Westmoreland, will consolidate all county law enforcement functions into a single building — jail, sheriff’s office, courtrooms, county attorney and district court offices, and court-related services.