The request for proposals and draft project agreement is to be issued in December.
Interim submittals are due in February 2018, with final submittals due in May.
A preferred bidder is expected in August, with financial close expected in November 2018. Construction is to be finalized in June 2021.
As previously reported the county has shortlisted three teams to design, build, finance, maintain and operate the project.
- Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners/HOK/Clark
- Howard County Justice Partners – Forum Equity/Hensel Phelps/Fentress
- Howard Judicial Partners -Skanska Infrastructure/Fengate/Heery
The new Circuit Courthouse will be 230,000 gross sq ft and equipped with additional courtrooms and space for jury and staff. The building will be accompanied by a structured car park with 600 spaces and the ability to expand to 1,100 spaces.