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December 12, 2005
 

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGES AWARD MORE THAN $20 MILLION IN CONTRACTS TO SMALL BUSINESSES FOR CONSTRUCTION AND UPGRADES AT MISSION COLLEGE
Contracts will bring needed construction services and upgrades as part of the $2.2 billion Proposition A and AA Bond program

Dec. 12, 2005 (LOS ANGELES) – The Los Angeles Community Colleges, consisting of nine Los Angeles-area colleges, announced today that it has awarded $21,915,000 in construction contracts to two separate small businesses for construction and upgrade projects at Los Angeles Mission College. Each contract is the result of formal competitive bidding and will be funded by Propositions A and AA, as part of the $2.2 billion bond measure construction program overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2001 and 2003.

The Colleges’ Board of Trustees authorized the following construction contracts on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005:

The Board of Trustees authorized an agreement with DJM Construction of Cerritos, Calif. for the Parking Structure A project at Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) in the amount of $19,085,000. This project will provide for the construction of a new parking structure to accommodate the campus’s projected increase in enrollment. Funding for this project is provided through Proposition A Bond proceeds.

The Board of Trustees also authorized an agreement with EMMA Corporation of Santa Monica, Calif. for the Campus-Wide Infrastructure – General project at LAMC in the amount of $2,830,000. Funding for this project is provided through Proposition AA Bond proceeds. For more information on LAMC, visit the website at www.LAMission.edu.

The Los Angeles Community Colleges are committed to contracting with small businesses to the greatest extent possible. Companies interested in participating in the historic renovation and modernization of the nine campuses are encouraged to contact Donetta Pickett at Donetta.Pickett@dmjmjgm.com, and to visit www.PropositionA.org and click on “Doing Business with Us.”

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