Bedford Police Department Expected to have new police station by the fall of 2023
BEDFORD - NOVEMBER 5, 2022 - The Bedford Redevelopment Commission awarded the bid to Fox Construction from Bloomington, Indiana on Thursday for the construction of a new police station. The completion of the project is expected sometime in the fall of 2023.
Current Bedford Police Station at 1313 K Street
Bedford City Attorney Greg Pittman outlined the bids received; all the bids were compliant with the bid specifications.
The Bedford Redevelopment Commission purchased the former Aldi's Building located at 2306 West 16th Street. The commission purchased the building for $825,000.
The new police station is 13,000 square feet which was built in 1991 and sits on more than 2 acres of land. The current police department is 7,000 square feet and detective offices upstairs are not handicap accessible.
The current police department located on K Street was built in 1908 and served as a fire department up to 1966.
The new building will allow for growth, expansion and address safety concerns.
The dispatch center is expected to be larger and more accommodating
The lowest bid for the project was submitted by Fox Construction Company 6931 South Old State Road 37, Bloomington, Indiana. this was one of three bids submitted to the Bedford RDC. Amount of $2,024,000 base bid.
The other bids submitted was from Building Associates, Bloomington, and T & G Contruction, Bedford Indiana.
Fox Contruction Company - $2,024,000 base bid - Alternative A bid - $500 and total alternate B bid - $38,688
Building Associates, Bloomington - $2,147,119 base bid - Alternative A bid - $2,500 and total alternate B bid - $30,500
T & G Construction - Bedford - $ 2,139,898 base bid - Alternative A bid - $0 and total alternate B bid - $ 32,000
" I just want to thank the RDC for all the work on this, the project was started after I was elected Mayor. This was a project that I took the city council to several locations throughout the city, and one of the projects the city council requested to be done," said Mayor Sam Craig. " We are proceeding with all that information for our city, and this is a huge step and accomplishment for our police officers and our city," said Mayor Craig.
Mayor Sam Craig worked on better wages for both police and firefighters in his first term as Mayor and worked to find Bedford Police Department more space and address safety concerns for the public and officers
" This is a huge statement to our city and those passing through our city; on how we feel and address our law enforcement,"
In addition to the award of the bid for the construction of the police station the Bedford RDC also approved the award for a generator for the facility of $89,000.