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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

School Board Approves Construction Award of GOB Projects Valued at $7.2 Million, SBE Goals Met or Exceeded

The Miami-Dade School Board approved the commissioning of two architects for two General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $7.2 million, at its regular monthly meeting today.  Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel or replace schools, expand student capacity, enhance safety, and provide technology upgrades. The projects awarded for design were the following: 


North Miami Elementary School – Proposed scope of work includes: a new covered walkway for off-site drop-off area; parking area improvements; play court improvements; fire alarm and security camera enhancements; replacement of select acoustical ceiling, lighting, flooring, partitions, windows, doors and hardware; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) improvements; demolition of east wing of Building 06; additional security fencing; new exterior wall; selected electrical upgrades throughout; replacement of existing north walls (Buildings 06 & 07); restroom renovations; replacement of electrical water coolers and classroom cabinetry.


Total project allocation - $3.97 million             Completion – October 2020

Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation: 29.2 percent.


Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School – Proposed scope of work includes: a new P.E. shelter; demolition of six portable buildings and site restoration; play court improvements; fire alarm and security camera system improvements; HVAC improvements; remodeling of locker room into a P.E. multipurpose room and remodeling of wood shop into a new computer laboratory; new flooring in the media center including related finishes; select reroofing; window replacement; select electrical and plumbing improvements; cabinetry; painting and preservation of select existing murals.


Total project allocation – $3.24 million                  Completion – September 2020

Total Sub-Consultant Small Business Enterprise Participation: 53 percent.


In addition to the above, the Board also commissioned twelve new construction managers at-risk for projects with values of up to $2 million, under a Sheltered Market solicitation open only to Small and Micro Business Enterprises.


All the firms have diverse teams of sub-consultants. This is a testament to the District’s continued commitment to engage small businesses in the implementation of its GOB program.


To learn more about School Board referendum project progress, visit http://gobprogress.com.  


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