A Request for Proposals has been issued by the State of New Mexico’s General Services Department for upgrade work to a prison at the southern end of the state.
The Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility is located at 1983 Joe R. Siler Boulevard, roughly 13 miles to the west of Las Cruces.
The facility, which was built nearly 40 years ago, houses just under 800 medium and minimum security inmates.
According to a report issued last year by the New Mexico Department of Corrections, the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility is one of nearly a dozen prisons in the state with a combined nearly $300 million in deferred maintenance needs.
New proposed work at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility calls for an upgrading of the heating, ventilation, and cooling system in the facility’s Level Two, which was built in 1996 and houses minimum-restriction inmates.
The work will include the removal and cleaning of existing ballast stone, the demolition of the current roof system, and the building of overflow scuppers, roof curbs, condensing units, and exhaust fans.
Additional project details: the replacement and subsequent re-installation of all roof-mounted items, the patching of the board ceiling, and new ceiling tiles where needed.
Submission deadline for the RFP is January 10.
By Garry Boulard
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