Pomroy Associates has been chosen as the town’s project manager for two big upcoming construction projects—a new senior center and extensive renovations to the existing Main Street library.
Pomroy, of East Bridgewater, was among nine respondents to the town’s request for proposals, which were issued several weeks ago.
The business management company has managed police, fire station, library and other government projects throughout the state and the Cape—including the Mashpee Public Library—according to the company website.
Pomroy was also the project manager for Sandwich’s recently completed public safety complex and was able to save the town enough time and money to allow the fire department to add administrative offices at the Quaker Meetinghouse site.
Town Manager George H. (Bud) Dunham said he and a team of other town officials narrowed the field down to three companies in recent weeks.
“The three firms we interviewed were all very experienced and qualified,” Mr. Dunham said in an email this week. “It came down to which groups we felt were most qualified and we felt we could work with the best.”
Mr. Dunham added that although the town has not yet executed a contract with Pomroy, the company has submitted a proposed scope of work and a contract estimate. He said he expects negotiations to be completed and a contract signed within a few weeks.
“But not having a contract hasn’t delayed us at all in terms of issuing the RFP [request for proposals] for designer services for the Center for Active Living,” Mr, Dunham said. “Those RFPs went out this week and responses are due at the end of this month.”
Pomroy Associates has also begun follow-up work with the library architects, Mr. Dunham added.
Residents at Town Meeting in May approved $16.5 million for the senior center—the Center for Active Living—and $3.5 million for library renovations. Construction is expected to begin next year.
Massachusetts general law requires an owners project manager to be hired for public construction projects costing more than $1.5 million, Mr. Dunham has said.