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New Cuyahoga County Emergency Operations Center Construction Contract Approved

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Design and Site Work to Begin Immediately

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced today that County Council has approved a construction contract of the new Cuyahoga County Emergency Operations Center. The Departments of Public Works and Public Safety and Justice Services were awarded approval of a contract with Shook Construction Company to provide professional design-build services.

“Cuyahoga County remains committed to supporting emergency management initiatives, so that we may give our public safety professionals state-of-the-art tools and resources, in order to assist the public in the event of an emergency,” said FitzGerald. “I’m excited we have secured a construction contract with Shook Construction Co. to take the next step toward building our Emergency Operations Center.”

The goal of the contract is to provide professional design-build services for the construction of the new center, located in Broadview Heights. Contract approval details include the following:
  • Initial contract shall-not-exceed $2,148,732
  • Project is located in County Council District 6
  • Design and site work, which includes grading and utility installation, will begin immediately
  • Construction will be completed by the second quarter of 2016
“I’m pleased to receive contract approval from Cuyahoga County Council, which allows us to focus on the next items on our agenda toward completing this project,” added Ken Mills, Director of Public Safety and Justice Services. “We’re anticipating full utilization of the Emergency Operations Center during the Republican National Convention in 2016.”

As part of the Cuyahoga County Emergency Management Initiatives that FitzGerald announced in 2013, the new Emergency Operations Center will meet national requirements for EOCs and will include a robust communications center, allowing the County to extend dispatch currently offered to municipalities.