Seminole County is seeking proposals for design and construction of a redeveloped Five Points Operations Complex to consolidate county offices, according to a Public-Private Partnership (P3) bid opportunity issued this week.
The public solicitation effort follows an unsolicited bid and proposal made by Skanska USA in mid-October, which detailed its conceptual plan for the Five Points Complex with additional county offices, the Orlando Sentinelreported on Dec. 11.
Following that Skanska USA offer, county commissioners had to determine if they would open up the opportunity to real estate developers and consultants through a public bid process, which is now the case.
The Five Points Complex, which lies off U.S. 17-92 across from the former Flea World property, currently houses county offices for the sheriff, animal services, state attorney and public defender, along with the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.
Seminole County's vision for the property is to now move civil court operations there, and administrative offices like those of commissioners, staff, property appraiser and tax collector.
The Five Points location in central Seminole County is considered more convenient for residents in the future, as opposed to the downtown Sanford location about six miles away where most government offices are now located.
The county conducted a Facility Space Needs Update for the Five Points Complex that was prepared by ZHA in April 2017, and will be available on the county's Purchasing and Contracts Division website.
That update study found that the confirmed 2016 gross square footage used by county departments was 14 percent more than previously tabulated.
Projections for 2026 forecast a 9.4 percent increase in county staff and 15.9 percent increase in needed building space, which doesn't includes Seminole County Public Schools staff.
Proposal packages are due to the county's Purchasing and Contracts Division by April 4 at 2 p.m. Questions about the process can be submitted to staff until March 15.