Animal Services Facility

Design Build Informational Meeting

The County of San Luis Obispo is planning to release a Request for Statements of Qualifications to Design-Build entities in August 2018 who are interested in proposing on the Design-Build project delivery for the County’s Animal Services Facility project. The County discussed the project along with the Design-Build delivery method and the Design-Build entity selection process to be used for this approximately $10 million construction project on July 31, 2018. View the recording of this meeting below:

Draft Conceptual Plans and Needs Assessments are available at the links below:

Old Studies and Reports:

Project Contacts

For questions or additional information please contact Rob Ruiz via email or phone: (805) 788-2114.

Board of Supervisors Items

Agendas and Presentations for project milestones presented to the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors.


June 19, 2018

The Board of Supervisors approved Amendment #1 to the Memorandum of the Agreement with the Cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo for the allocation of construction and financing costs.

December 5, 2017

Item #37 - Request to receive an update from the Ad Hoc Committee on the new Animal Shelter project and provide direction.  All Districts.

November 7, 2017

The Board of Supervisors was to consider authorizing the advertisement of the “Request for Statement of Qualifications” in order to pre-qualify prospective Design-Build Entities.  The Board elected to defer the authorization since the Cities of Paso Robles and Atascadero opted out of the project.  Board created an Ad Hoc committee to negotiate with Paso and Atascadero.

September 19, 2017

The Board of Supervisors received an update on the progress of the project, reviewed conceptual site and floor plans and provided input on value-engineering items.

February 28, 2017

The Board of Supervisors approves a capital improvement project for a new Animal Shelter, approved a consultant services agreement for CM-PM services to establish project requirements for a design build project process, and authorized budget adjustment totaling $1,741,600 to fund the project thru the preliminary design and DB selection process.

April 12, 2016

The Board of Supervisors adopted a pilot design build project delivery method for the New Animal Services Facility at the County Operations Center.

April 7, 2015

The Board of Supervisors received a report regarding options for improvements to the County’s Animal Shelter.  The Board directed staff to proceed with recommendations for a new animal shelter project.

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