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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

School Board Approves $37.7 Million in GOB Projects

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Goals Met or Exceeded

The Miami-Dade School Board approved four General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects at its regular monthly meeting today with a total investment valued at $37.7 million. The GOB was overwhelmingly 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: 

Comstock Elementary School - Scope of work includes: Replacement of one building, playground and play court improvements, renovations to existing buildings.

Total project allocation - $11.85 million Completion – spring 2020

Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 25 percent

Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation for Pre-Construction – 15 percent


Coral Gables Senior High School – Scope of work includes: Site improvements such as drop-off, parking and walkways, window replacement, selective flooring and ceiling improvements, restroom renovations, HVAC system improvements and security camera enhancements.

Total project allocation - $11.2 million Completion – spring 2020

Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 20 percent

Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation for Pre-Construction – 16 percent


Dr. Henry W. Mack/West Little River K-8 Center - Scope of work includes: New building to house science and special purpose activities; site improvements including parking and walkways; new playground and play court improvements; interior and exterior renovations of Buildings 1, 2 and 3, including HVAC, ceiling, lighting, window replacement; and interior and exterior painting.

Total project allocation - $10.56 million Completion – fall 2019

Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 20 percent

Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation for Pre-Construction – 16 percent


Arcola Lake Elementary School – Scope of work includes: New ESE building with classrooms and ancillary facilities, portable demolition and site restoration, new walkway, and exterior painting of existing facility.

Total project funding - $4.08 million Completion – summer 2018

Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation – 43.38 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. 

The District’s continued adherence to the GOB program and 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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