After months of searching and narrowing down suitable construction firms, the Pleasanton City Council has chosen Bartlett Cocke General Contractors as the finalist for the construction of the Pleasanton Community Center/ Library. The recommendation came from Rudy Klein, the construction manager at risk committee chairman.
The recommendation was not given lightly. Out of the nine firms that applied, Klein and the committee focused on each contractor’s relevant experience. Of these, five finalists were chosen – Bartlett Cocke, Joeris, F.A. Nunley, SpawGlass and Guido Brothers. They then each advanced to the interview stage. Each firm had 20 minutes for their presentation plus a question and answer session. The committee, comprised of Roger Wells, Kenneth Zuschlag, Bill Lamb, John Metting, Project Manager Keith Powell and Chairman Rudy Klein, unanimously chose Bartlett Cocke based on the individual score sheets.
James Caraway, a Pleasanton native, has been assigned to the Community Center/Library as project manager. He is a native of Pleasanton and currently lives in Leming – a positive for both the city and Bartlett Cocke.
The council also approved directing City Manager Bruce Pearson to negotiate the terms and conditions of the contract with the newly chosen construction manager. Councilman Abraham Saenz abstained from voting on both items.Community