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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

School Board Approves $38.3 Million in GOB Projects

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Goals Met or Exceeded


The Miami-Dade School Board approved seven General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects at its regular monthly meeting today with a total investment valued at $38.3 million. The GOB was overwhelming approved by voters in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools, expand student capacity, enhance safety, and provide technology upgrades.
 
The projects awarded for construction include the following:

Southwest Miami Senior - Scope of work includes:  site improvements such as  new parent drop-off, covered walkways and play courts; HVAC and other system upgrades; interior renovations; and major painting.
Total project allocation - $14.3 million                    Completion - December 2019
Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 20 percent
Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation for Pre-Construction – 16 percent
 
Citrus Grove Elementary – Scope of work includes: A new ESE classroom addition of approximately 232 student stations; new parking along with new drop-off area and covered walkways; and ancillary site improvements.
Total project allocation - $4.5 million                      Completion – December 2018
Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 15 percent
 
Lakeview Elementary - Scope of work includes: new covered walkway at bus drop-off and parent drop-off; HVAC system replacement; renovation of restrooms; interior classroom renovations; roofing; and exterior and interior painting.
Total project allocation - $4.1 million                      Completion – August 2018
Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 29.93 percent
 
West Lakes Prep Academy (phase 2) – Scope of work includes: remodeling an existing building into 12 new, primary classrooms for 216 new student stations with new windows and doors; HVAC system improvements; restroom renovations; lighting and flooring; reroofing; and exterior and interior painting.
Total project funding - $2.6 million                          Completion – September 2017
Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 33.25 percent
 
Coconut Grove Elementary – Scope of work includes: window replacement; HVAC system replacement;; renovation of restrooms; play court improvements; exterior painting; and other miscellaneous campus upgrades.
Total project funding - $4.1 million                          Completion – Fall 2018
Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 39.33 percent
 
Gulfstream Elementary – Scope of work includes: new ESE classroom addition providing 198 student stations and ancillary improvements.
Total project funding - $4.6 million                          Completion – December 2017
Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 65.57 percent
 
Toussaint L’Ouverture Elementary – Scope of work includes: demolition of existing portables and site restoration; new covered walkway structure at bus drop-off; HVAC system replacement; renovation of restrooms; re-roofing of Media Center and other miscellaneous improvements throughout.
Total project funding - $3.9 million                      
    Completion – Fall 2018
Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 27.38 percent
 
In each instance, the District-established S/MBE utilization goals were exceeded, with highly diverse sub-consultant teams. This was further strengthened by a strong commitment to Local Workforce Utilization.
 
Continued fidelity to the implementation of the GOB program and the District’s steady commitment to inclusiveness and diversity in its procurement process are positively impacting the quality of the educational environment and the local economy.


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