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Thursday, April 18, 2019
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

School Board Approves Contracts for Four GOB Projects Valued at $29.5 Million, Small Business Enterprise Goals Met or Exceeded

The Miami-Dade School Board approved the commissioning of architects and a construction award related to four General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $29.5 million, during their regular monthly meeting yesterday.  

Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades. The following are details of the projects: 

Earlington Heights Elementary School – The scope of work for this project includes:

Site - Demolition of existing portable and site restoration; new PE shelter; resurfacing and re-striping of basketball/volleyball courts and half courts; new basketball backboards; replacement of the elementary playground with new equipment, impact surface and shade structure, and new shade structure for the Pre-K playground. 

Main Building – Campus re-roofing; selective repair of damaged coral rock exterior walls; replacement of wood windows and shades with new impact resistant windows; selective replacement of wood flooring; selective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) replacement/enhancement; selective plumbing replacement; selective electrical system replacement; installation of emergency exit signs in breezeway corridors; and selective upgrades/replacement of fire alarm and security/surveillance systems;

Cafeteria – Replacement of wood windows and shades with new impact resistant windows; selective HVAC replacement/enhancement; and selective plumbing replacement.

Campus-wide – Connection of all HVAC equipment throughout the facility to the new Energy Management System (EMS) control panel; exterior painting and selective interior painting throughout entire campus.

Total project allocation - $3.4 million               Completion – April 2021

Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 41 percent 

Arvida Middle School – The scope of work for this project includes:

Site - New backflow preventer, basketball court improvements. 

Buildings – Replacement of selected, exterior doors; replacement of wood stage floor; selective HVAC replacement/enhancement; selective electrical system improvements; new shut-off valves for utilities (gas, water & electrical) at five science labs; selective replacement/enhancement of fire sprinklers; enhancements to EMS; and painting of exterior as well as interior corridors and stairs, including doors and frames.

Total project allocation - $3.4 million                   Completion – February 2021

Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 54 percent

North Hialeah Elementary School – The scope of work for this project includes:

Site - New staff/visitors parking, including drainage and lighting; resealing and re-striping of the existing parking lot; new basketball backboards; resurfacing, re-striping and regrading of the basketball court; covered walkways from the bus drop-off and pickup area; replacement of playground equipment, new impact surface and shade structure; and re-striping and signage upgrades for the bus drop-off and pickup area.

Buildings – Fire alarm improvements; replacement of selected aluminum windows with impact resistant windows; selective replacement of acoustical ceilings, flooring and doors; selective HVAC replacement/enhancement, including connection of HVAC equipment to the EMS; renovation of selected individual and group student restrooms to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant restrooms; selective electrical system replacement; new security alarm contacts and motion sensors and connection to the existing security alarm system panel; replacement of the fire alarm system throughout the entire campus;  new emergency battery pack light fixtures and emergency exit signs; replacement of slab at exterior door to create ADA accessible access;  new water cooler with bottle filler in PE shelter to comply with ADA; select storage cabinet replacement; and selective interior painting.  


Total project allocation - $4.1 million                        Completion – September 2019

Total Sub-Consultant S/MBE Participation: 27.5 percent

New K-8 Center: Phase I - Grades K-5 (School will be situated at N.W. 102 Avenue and N.W. 78 Street, Miami, Florida) – The scope of work for this project includes: a new K-5 school facility comprised of classrooms, media center, full kitchen, cafeteria, administration offices, play courts, playfields, student drop-off areas and various other support spaces for approximately 750 students.

Total project allocation - $18.5 million                        Completion – May 2020

Total Sub-contractor M/WBE Participation: 10.11 percent

Total Sub-contractor S/MBE Participation: 16.81 percent

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