Chicago launches training center P3

The city of Chicago has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the construction of a dedicated public safety training academy facility.

The location of the pre-submission conference and networking session on October 25 will now be held at the Garfield Park Fieldhouse. It was to be held at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Registration begins at 9.30am and the event will begin at 10am.

Under the terms of the RFQ, which is being issued in collaboration with the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, the city is seeking a firm to design, build and finance the 30-acre facility, which is valued at $95m.

The Public Safety Training Academy in West Garfield Park will include indoor and outdoor training spaces that both extend the current training capabilities of the Police and Fire Departments, as well as offer more joint-training opportunities.

The state of the art training campus will include two buildings, employee parking and an outdoor training area with key functions like indoor shooting range, diving pool, conventional classrooms, conference rooms, administrative offices, auditorium, practice range and fitness facilities.

The site will also include specialized simulation facilities for active scenario training, ranging from buildings, to CTA train cars, to city streets. It will also have a driving training pad and modular units for scenario base training as well as space for Fire Department extraction training, high-rise operations, search-and-rescue, and confined space rescue training.

Responses are due by November 20, 2017.

Click here for the RFQ document