Co-Located Dispatch Facility
The County of San Luis Obispo is in the process of designing and constructing a new Co-Located Dispatch Facility. The Co-Located Dispatch will be located at the County Operations Center off Highway 1. When complete, the facility will replace two antiquated and overcrowded dispatch centers with an efficient, state-of-the-art facility that is able to meet Cal Fire/SLO County Fire and Sheriff Dispatch growing emergency service response needs.
Figure 1 below shows a conceptual layout of the Co-Located Dispatch Facility Site Plan.
Figure 1: Conceptual Site Plan
Key Project Features and Benefits
- Faster and better coordinated 911 and emergency response for a safer community
- Better able to manage and communicate with emergency personnel during major fire events, earthquakes, flooding or other natural disasters
- Co-locating dispatching services saves on operational and maintenance costs in lieu of two separate 24-hour facilities for Fire and Law Enforcement
- Ability to add dispatching capacity and staff as service levels grow
The Co-Located Dispatch Facility is the second Design-Build project at the County Operations Center approved by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. Design-Build will allow a single contract to be awarded for the design, engineering, permitting and construction of the project with a goal of providing the best value for the County.
Currently operations for Cal Fire and the Sheriff dispatching are housed in separate geographical locations. Both existing facilities do not meet basic standards for housing 10-hour duty shifts nor do they meet current Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) workspace functions. The project is a 24-hour operational facility. The facility will be built to California Essential Services requirements and will require secure access.
The planned facility will have a high level of technical integration and communications technology. The project is a joint coordinated effort managed by SLO County Public Works with involvement by Sheriff’s Office, San Luis Obispo County Fire/CAL FIRE, County IT and Communications, Office of Emergency Services and Administration.
The County of San Luis Obispo held a Design-Build outreach meeting on June 13, 2019. Representatives from the County, the design and management team presented the project as a networking opportunity for contractors, designers, engineers and other subconsultants to team up and qualify. The outreach meeting video is linked below to the SLO County Public Works YouTube webpage here.
The Project Request for Statement of Qualifications (RSOQ) or Prospective Design-Build Entities was listed through SLO County Central Services on June 18, 2019. You can find that here.
Outreach Meeting Signed Attendee List
Outreach Meeting Livestream List
Contact Public Works via web form, email, or call us at (805) 781-5252.