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RFQ Jefferson County Library District

Request for Qualifications
Owner's Representative Services

Jefferson County Library District (hereinafter referred to as “JCLD” or “Owner”) is requesting proposals for Owner’s Representative Services (hereinafter referred to as OR Services) that meet the needs of JCLD, acting on behalf of JCLD and providing expertise, guidance and oversight throughout the funding, planning, team assembly, development, design, construction, and occupancy process. JCLD will accept responses until no later than January 20, 2023 at the Jefferson County Library 241 SE 7th St, Madras, OR 97741 by 5:00 PM PST. JCLD will ultimately award an exclusive contract to meet JCLD’s needs.

Notice is hereby given that JCLD is seeking proposals from qualified OR Services firms interested in providing services related to the planning, representation, and management, of a remodel and expansion of the current library structure located at 241 SE 7th St, Madras, OR 97741. Scope of funding and size of project to be determined based off advisement of OR Services.

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The Jefferson County Library District is a center for sharing resources to educate, enrich, and connect our diverse community. The library is the single branch serving a county population of 25,068. The county seat, Madras, was one of the fastest-growing cities of its size in Oregon in 2022. JCLD is an independent library district, funded with a permanent levy of $0.4349 per $1000. 2 The current JCLD structure, located in downtown Madras, was built in 1991. The library structure is 5,946 square feet and is located on 0.34 acres. Additional lots owned by the library surrounding the structure combine to make a 0.64 acre lot, plus 2 lots across the street that are a combined 0.5 acre lot. The library building is on the edge of a 100-year floodplain that is being reevaluated by Jefferson County Commissioners, City of Madras, and FEMA.

The library renovation and expansion will reimagine the current structure of the existing 5,946 square feet building to accommodate the community’s expanding needs. The additional square footage is to facilitate space for separate adult and youth areas, a children’s activity area, a fullservice technology lab, makerspace, a special heritage collection, study rooms, flexible meeting and event room, media room, office space, and green space. Some additional room for collection expansion is necessary although not the focus of the expansion needs. Additional space to accommodate potential partnerships should be taken into consideration during the design process.