New Grant County Jail

Welcome to the Central Services "New Jail" blog, which is intended to provide general information to the public and stay up to date on the progress of the new jail.

The creator of content for this blog is the Central Services Director, Tom Gaines. I will endeavor to keep this updated often but currently have no exact timeline for posting updates. You can subscribe to the blog here and select this blog under the "blog" category. By subscribing, you will receive notifications whenever I do provide updates.

You may contact me directly at the County Courthouse, 509-754-2011 extension 3276, with questions or concerns, and I will gladly try to answer any questions one may have. It is intended to provide public information for a project that could have a significant and positive impact on the community. Members of the public are always invited to contact the elected official for their district and voice concerns if they so desire.

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Oct 18

Selecting a General Contractor

Posted on October 18, 2022 at 6:56 AM by Tom Gaines


After successfully receiving the designation to perform the Jail under the GC/CM procurement path, the County immediately published a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select a general contractor to perform in the General Contractor and Construction Manager role. The advertisement was placed in the Daily Journal of Commerce, the Spokesman-Review, and the Grant County Journal.

The County held a mandatory pre-submittal conference on Thursday, October 13th. We had hoped to receive a large turnout, but only two contractors showed up. The good news is that the two that did show up are highly respected firms and both have substantial knowledge of building jails. They are also both local!

Layton Construction and Lydig construction will submit proposals, and we will score, interview, and ultimately select one of them to be our builders.

Take the time to look at their websites and portfolios. You will see that our jail project will be in excellent hands with either one.

Layton Construction | National Builders with Proven Experience

Lydig Construction

Submissions are due October 25th.