Phase IIIA Bid Package #4 Contracts Awarded for The Banks Project

Final Three Trade Contracts for Phase IIIA Awarded for Site Work, Signage and Security

Cincinnati—Jan. 20, 2016 Hamilton County Commissioners have awarded Bid Package #4—Trade Contracts 09, 10, and 11 for The Banks Public Infrastructure Phase IIIA. Phase IIIA is a 690-space addition to the existing Central Riverfront Garage and a one-block addition (south of Freedom Way) to the existing Race Street.

Combined, the contracts are worth a total of $653,228 and will exceed 30% small business enterprise participation. The awardees and their contract values include:
• TC-09 Site work: Universal Contracting Corporation–$309,546
• TC-10 Signage: Geograph Industries Inc.–$147,782
• TC-11 Security: ESI Inc.–$195,900

“Awarding these contracts for work at The Banks signals that another aspect of the riverfront development is nearing completion,” said Chris Monzel, president of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. “This phase of the project sets the stage for more economic impact.”

City of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said: “It is a sure sign of progress to award work to area businesses who are invested in our growth and in the development of The Banks. We value our partnership with Hamilton County to complete this work safely, on time, and well within budget.”

Phil Beck, The Banks Project Executive, said: “The Banks Public Partnership welcomes these contractors to the portion of the work that will complete Phase IIIA. We look forward to making progress together.” Construction manager for Phase IIIA is Messer Construction Co. THP Limited is designing the parking garage, while Burgess & Niple is handling roadway and utility design.

Projected completion date for this work is September of this year.

CONTACT: Marie Gemelli-Carroll (513) 703-8495 or Tamie Sullivan (513) 252-5565

About The Banks: A working partnership between the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, The Banks Public Partnership ensures timely, safe, efficient and inclusive management of the public infrastructure of The Banks project—a vibrant Cincinnati riverfront neighborhood where people live, work and play.