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Callahan County, Texas -- Request for Sealed Bids Regarding Lease of Office Space in County-Owned Building

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Judges Journal

With all of the activities related to the pandemic, I have fallen behind in my writings and I apologize for that.  This will NOT be a press release about the virus, masks, the budget, or the bond election. 

Every two years, the Commissioners’ Court appoints members of the community to the county historical commission.  Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in preserving and developing the historic and cultural resources of the county.  The county historical commission, which implements the state preservation program in this area, cooperates directly with the Texas Historical Commission.

Every county has a unique history and Callahan County is no exception.  The principle objectives of the county historical commission will continue to be the identification, protection, and interpretation of our county history of which we are justifiably proud.  Other objectives include the sharing in the development of history as a tourist attraction and cooperation with all other groups working on these or similar goals.

In the past, the county historical commission has participated or led the way in several projects.  As you may be aware, the first Burkett pecan tree was developed in Callahan County.  When it died, a lot of the wood was used to make pen sets, suitably engraved with information about the tree.  I have one and I’m proud of it.

The commission was involved in printing the book, “I Remember Callahan,” provided speakers on specific historical events, organized cemetery clean-ups, and recommended and funded the erection of county historical markers such as the one in front of the old county hospital.

This article will be posted on our website, www.callahancounty.org along with a link to a membership application.  If you have an interest in the history of Callahan County and would like to be a member of the commission, please submit an application by January 15, 2021.  There is no membership fee.  The commissioners will appoint the members in January and the commission will meet to elect officers. 

We have a proud history in Callahan County.  One marked by cattle drives, historic cemeteries, and idyllic landscapes.  Please help preserve this history by being a part of the Callahan County Historical Commission.

Since winter is upon us, it is a good idea to put together a winter safety emergency kit.  Winter storms can surprise you and, if you are not at home, you may find yourself in a difficult situation.  If you are home, you may have to be prepared to face a power outage or other concerns.  The Texas Division of Emergency Management has an excellent web page dedicated to preparing an emergency kit that can be found at https://tdem.texas.gov/prepare-your-emergency-kit-wintersafety/

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PUBLIC NOTICE:

Callahan County, Texas -- Request for Sealed Bids Regarding Lease of Office Space in County-Owned Building

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Callahan County, Texas (“County”), by and through its Commissioners Court, has approved and issued its Callahan County, Texas -- Request for Sealed Bids Regarding Lease of Office Space in County-Owned Building (“Request”) stating County intent to lease certain office space in a county-owned building pursuant to a sealed bid procedure approved by the County.  Public notice of the sealed bid procedure and the proposed lease is being given in the manner required by law, including section 263.007 of the Texas Local Government Code and other authority.

Pursuant to and as described in the Request, please note the following: the County owns a public office building located at 334 Market Street, Baird, Callahan County, Texas 79504 (“Building”); the County proposes to lease certain office space in the county-owned Building to an authorized land title insurance company for authorized purposes; the Request defines an “authorized land title insurance company” as a properly organized and operating land title insurance company authorized by the State of Texas, by and through the Texas Insurance Commission or other state administrative agency, to do business in Callahan County, Texas by providing land title insurance and related title and real property services to the public; the office space in the Building proposed for the lease (said space described as the “Leased Premises”) contains approximately 250 square feet, more or less; the Leased Premises (as well as the common areas, outside grounds, and the parking area of the Building) shall be authorized for use by the lease award tenant only as a business office for authorized operations;  the term of the proposed lease is two (2) calendar years, with limited automatic lease renewals of three (3) additional calendar years to be exercised at the sole discretion of the lease award tenant; and other required provisions of the proposed lease, and the submission requirements for a sealed-bid Response to the Request, are more particularly described in the Request. The County will accept for review timely submitted sealed bid responses for the proposed lease award.  The Commissioners Court may reject any and all bids submitted regarding the proposed lease of office space in the Building.

Copies of the Request may be obtained from the Hon. G. Scott Kniffen, County Judge, Callahan County, Texas, Callahan County Courthouse, 100 West 4th Street, Suite 200, Baird, Texas 79504, (325) 854-5805 (Telephone).  The Request may be downloaded from the County’s internet website at www.co.callahan.tx.us.

Important response deadlines exist for the submission of a sealed bid response (“Response”) to the Request, including the following:

  1. Each Response shall be:(a) sealed (i.e., constituting a sealed bid Response); (b) marked on the outside of the submission envelope with “Response of (Insert Name of Respondent) to Callahan County, Texas -- Request for Sealed Bids Regarding Lease of Office Space in County-Owned Building (334 Market Street, Baird, Texas 79504); and (c) addressed and timely delivered by mail, courier, or hand-delivery to the Hon. G. Scott Kniffen, County Judge, Callahan County, Texas, Callahan County Courthouse, 100 West 4th Street, Suite 200, Baird, Texas 79504, on or before April 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. County local time.Responses delivered after that deadline are subject to rejection.

  2. Responses properly delivered to the County shall be opened and read aloud by the Commissioners Court at its public meeting on April 8, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. County local time, at the Callahan County Courthouse, District Courtroom, 100 West 4th Street, Suite 301, Baird, Texas 79504.Thereafter, and at the same or a subsequent public meeting as allowed by law, the Commissioners Court may conduct the evaluation of the Responses and award the proposed lease.

The County may reject any or all submitted Responses and may rely on all protections afforded the County within the competitive procurement procedure allowed by law.

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