Local Subcontractors and Suppliers Are Encouraged to Bid on New Day Kimball Healthcare Center in Plainfield, CT

PUTNAM, CT – Day Kimball Healthcare is excited to announce the next round of subcontractor bids being collected for the new Day Kimball Healthcare Center located at 12 Lathrop Road in Plainfield, Connecticut.

Construction is now underway for this new 27,500 s.f., two-story medical office building, located on a beautifully landscaped, 4-acre site with access from Lathrop Road and Dow Road. The building will be a steel frame structure with a brick veneer exterior, a shingled mansard roof with gabled dormers and windows carefully positioned to provide views of the wooded surroundings. The first floor of the facility will include a Walk-in and an Adult Primary Care facility, each with nine exam rooms. A Women’s Health Center will occupy the second floor and will include twelve exam rooms as well as diagnostic imaging and other services. The second floor will also include meeting room space for community contact and education.

The Downes Construction Company is taking bids from pre-qualified subcontractors for the following work, shown with each approximate package value:

Masonry $300,000
Miscellaneous Metals $40,000
Roofing $147,000
Aluminum Windows $203,000
Gypsum Drywall $525,000
Acoustical Ceilings $72,000
Fire Sprinklers $75,000
Plumbing $240,000
HVAC $700,000
Electrical $700,000

Plans and specs will be available from Downes after January 18, 2010. Bids will be due by February 5, 2010.

Suppliers in Northeast Connecticut are encouraged to participate by bidding to the pre-qualified subcontractor firms. For information please contact Jessica Webb at 860-229-3755.

In November, more than 50 subcontractor firms attended a pre-construction open house at Day Kimball Hospital to learn about the project. After contracts are awarded to successful bidders, a second open house will be scheduled for persons seeking construction employment opportunities. Representatives from each subcontracting firm will be in attendance. The public will be informed of this open house through local newspapers and www.daykimball.org.