Monday, March 29

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

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


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
(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 (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

Friday, March 12

AIA MI Small Firm Roundtable

The AIA MI Small Firm Roundtable, SFR, serves AIA MI members and their firms with ten and fewer employees. Recognizing that small firms have many needs that may not be readily available in the marketplace and/or at a competitive price, the SFR committee provides resources to you!
The Small Firm Roundtable can provide you: CEU's - Live or via Web Cast
  • Fellowship with like size peer firm principals
  • Marketing assistance
  • Referrals to legal and accounting resources
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Business building resources
  • Email blasts that contain news of interest specific to small firms
Our first meeting will be held @ 6:30 pm on Wednesday March 31st. @ The Collaborative Suite in Birmingham. CEU's will be provided for all AIA members attending the meeting or the Web Cast. Seating will be limited so RSVP to reserve you spot. If you can make the drive, gather a group of your local members and watch the interactive Web Cast together.

Collaborative Suite
735 Forest Avenue
Birmingham, Michigan 48009

Guest Speakers will cover Legal Issues and Marketing tips for Small Firms. A round table discussion of topics that interest Small Firms will follow and the evening will end with fellowship.
RSVP to attend the meeting, the Web Cast or sign up for E-mail Blasts with:
Jeffrey S. Ferweda, AIA
Small Firm Round Table
AIA Michigan

810-238-9647 phone
810-238-4900 fax