Orange County wants to hire a design services consultant for the complete replacement of an access control system at the Orange County Convention Center's North/South Building, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on Friday.
The project's cost is estimated at $500,000 for design and nearly $5 million for the eventual construction, which is projected to start in October 2018.
Scope of the project is to replace, upgrade and expand the existing door access control system for five levels of the North/South Building. The process is scheduled to run 18 months.
The county has had a goal to standardize on one access control enterprise system for the entire county for consistency, efficiency of use and operating knowledge, said Gwen Wilson, OCCC spokeswoman. This project is part of converting the N-S building to this standardized enterprise system.
The design consultant will be responsible for providing final design and construction plans for the door access control systems replacement, and must provide architectural and engineering services to complete the plans needed. The consultant will coordinate with OCCC to finalize the location for each door access control system, provide design documents for removal of existing systems and the new installation of the Lenel OnGuard-based systems.
RFP applications are due by Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. to the county's Procurement Division office in Downtown Orlando. A pre-proposal conference will be held Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the OCCC South Concourse.