DPS issues a request for proposals on the new Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School project

PROGRAM CONTACT: e-mail opportunities@detroitk12.org

Detroit Public Schools is soliciting proposals for the design and construction of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, which will be rebuilt at its current site.

The high school will consist of 185,000 square feet of space and serve 1,200 students with a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focus. Amenities will include a Community Health Center, full competition swimming pool and gymnasium. The existing auditorium will be preserved and updated.

Construction will be completed prior to the Fall 2011 opening of school. The King High School project is part of the district’s Facilities Master Plan. It is the first school to be built thanks to the passage of Proposal S, a bond referendum voters approved on Nov. 3 to take advantage of $500.5 million in stimulus dollars that President Barack Obama made available to build new schools and modernize existing schools.

To access the RFQ document, please go to http://www.demandstar.com/ (search “Bids Near Due” / Bid Status: “Active” / Agency: “Detroit Public Schools – Department of Contracts and Procurement”) where potential bidders can view and download the bid package.
Interested bidders are encouraged to register using the “Onvia DemandStar Free Agency” subscription. Registered bidders will be able to download and receive notices at no cost http://www.demandstar.com/register.rsp (select Detroit Public Schools – Department of Contracting and Procurement as the Agency name you would like to register for).

A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for March 30, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, 3200 E. Lafayette Street. Parking is available in the lot at the rear (Larned Street) of the school. For more information on the construction project, please go to http://www.detroitk12.org/resources/construction_project/

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