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Thursday, January 13, 2022

School Board Awards Construction Contracts for Two GOB Projects Valued at $7.8 million

At its regular monthly meeting, the Miami-Dade School Board awarded contracts to two construction companies to complete General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects at Lawton Chiles Middle and Palmetto Middle schools valued at approximately $7.8 million.


Lawton Chiles Middle JCI International, Inc. has been awarded the construction contract for the bond-funded renovations at Lawton Chiles Middle, located in the northwest area of Hialeah next to Spanish Lake Park. Built in 1998, the school is comprised of five permanent buildings with 1,459 student stations.


The scope of work includes heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades in select buildings; new emergency management system (EMS) for the HVAC system. New flooring, carpet and tile will be installed in the auditorium; new vinyl flooring with a rubber base will be installed in select areas; and the wooden floor in the multipurpose dance room will be refinished and include a new wall base. Other upgrades include a Plexipave® acrylic surfaced basketball court, roofing, door replacement, waterproofing, fencing and landscaping.


Total project allocation - $2.5 million                                Completion – May 2023


Total sub-consultant Small/Micro Business Enterprise (S/MBE) participation: 52.34 percent

Total sub-consultant Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) participation: 5.82 percent

Palmetto Middle JRT Construction Co. has been awarded the construction contract for the bond-funded renovations project at Palmetto Middle, located in the Pinecrest area. Built in 1961, the existing school comprises 10 permanent buildings with 1,314 student stations.


The project scope includes interior painting, renovations of Building 1 classrooms, four existing restrooms, administrative area, teachers lounge and corridors; and replacement of air conditioning, flooring, lighting and ceilings throughout the campus.


Total project allocation - $5.3 million                             Completion January 2024


Total sub-consultant S/MBE participation:  16.77 percent

Total sub-consultant M/WBE participation: 13.74 percent

Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades.


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