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Miami OCI...building a stronger, more resilient Miami

The Office of Capital Improvements manages and delivers the City of Miami's capital improvements program, proudly building the city’s roadways, parks, facilities, and infrastructure to improve the quality of life, resilience and pathway to prosperity for those who experience Miami. Miami OCI... Building Miami Forever

Department Head

Angel R. Carrasquillo, P.E.

For those who experience Miami and are expecting a modern, safe and vibrant city, the Office of Capital Improvements (OCI) proudly delivers resilient, sustainable and innovative facilities and infrastructure because our experienced and talented professional team cares about letting you focus on the things you love. 

OCI's core values embody who we are and guides our passionate work-ethic and deep commitment to serving the City of Miami:

1. Customer‐Focused: We put our residents and our client departments at the heart of what we do.

2. Solution‐Oriented: We employ our best talent and resources to solve the most pressing infrastructure challenges facing the City of Miami.

3. Engaged: We listen and respond to our residents’ concerns and suggestions.

4. Innovative and Forward‐thinking: We creatively and collaboratively solve the City’s most pressing infrastructure challenges.

5. Integrity and Honesty: We are transparent in our operations and respect the community’s confidence placed on our ability to wisely invest public funds to build the City’s infrastructure.

Department Administration

 

Angel R Carrasquillo Headshot     Director, Angel R. Carrasquillo, PE

 
 
 
 

The Design and Construction Management within the Office of Capital Improvements (OCI) continuously directs the planning, design and construction process for new and renovated City facilities. OCI's projects range anywhere from small facility renovations and roadway segments to multimillion dollar construction programs paid for by the different revenues sought each fiscal year, following the City's guiding vision of innovation and resiliency.

What we Build

As the Office of Capital Improvements continues to build a stronger, more resilient Miami, we want to keep you informed about the latest capital project developments in your district and city-wide. Your opinion matters to us as it helps shape the direction of many of our projects. Share your feedback on any of the projects below at AskOCI@miamigov.com. Please state the name of the project in the first line of your email. For additional information or questions, call us at 305-416-1280.

 South Grove Traffic Calming Study

 25 MPH Traffic Study and Analysis

Coral Way Park Expansion

Legion Park Seawall and Boat Ramp Reconstruction

The Office of Capital Improvements (OCI), through the City of Miami Procurement Department, is committed to contract with vendors who deliver the highest quality and most efficient infrastructure services to the City and its residents. OCI relies on qualified firms to deliver those services.

Quick links to view solicitation opportunities: 

View/Respond to a Solicitation

View Current Contracts

Solicitation Opportunities Coming Your Way

View Additional Consultant/Contractor Forms

eProcurement BidSync – Starting May 4, 2020

eProcurement BidSync - Starting May 4, 2020 The City of Miami launches BidSync as its new eProcurement system. This system provides web-based bidding services to the vendor community, making easier to view and electronically respond to solicitations from the City of Miami. The City will no longer accept hard copy submissions of bids/proposals in response to Procurement's formal solicitations. The City will only accept and consider bids/proposals submitted through BidSync for all of Procurement's solicitations after May 4, 2020, unless otherwise specified in the solicitation documents.

APM 2-19 Effective May 6, 2019 

The Contract Compliance Management Section (CCMS) is responsible for monitoring Responsible Wages (RW), Local Workforce Participation (LWP), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Community Small Business Enterprise(CSBE) as enforced by the City Ordinances Sec. 18-89 Contracts for public works or improvements, Sec. 18-87 Professional Services, and 18-120 Responsible wage construction contracts. 

Small Business Enterprise FAQs

Local Workforce FAQs

If you would like additional information on workforce compliance monitoring, please contact:

Susan L. Cambridge

Planner

scambridge@miamigov.com

Office: (305) 416-1058

 

Thomas Barr Jr., M.P.A.

Contract Compliance Analyst

tbarr@miamigov.com

Office: (305) 416-1242

 

 

OCI News

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How were improvements in my neighborhood identified?

Residents can request that a particular street or streets within a neighborhood be inspected for improvements in three ways:

  1. By dialing 3-1-1.
  2. Through a community meeting where residents address their concerns to their elected or city official.
  3. Through the direct communication with the Office of Capital Improvements or through the office of your local City Commissioner.

Streets and/or neighborhood improvements are identified and rated based upon the level of distress and are prioritized in consultation with community organizations, i.e., HOAs, elected officials, and city administrators.

How will construction affect access to and from my property or my street?

The City of Miami strives to maintain access to businesses and residences at all times. There are occasions when it is necessary to temporarily close a driveway to perform project-related work. Based on the nature of the construction work, there are times when even parking restrictions are needed to allow the heavy construction activity to be performed. Construction work usually requires a local and emergency lane at all times. In unique situations, the street may be too narrow for access while work is occurring. Whenever this is necessary, the project team makes every effort to coordinate with the property owners in advance to minimize impacts.

Why are there project signs and/or construction signs on my street when the project ended a long time ago?

Contractors are required to remove all temporary detour and parking restriction signs upon completion of the construction project, however, the project sign will remain in place until the project has been inspected by the Department of Resilience & Public Works. For concerns, please contact us directly at (305) 416-1280 or email us at askOCI@miamigov.com.

Are all improvements in the City of Miami administered by the Office of Capital Improvements(OCI)?

No, not all construction projects throughout the City are administered by OCI. Other City departments, such as the Department of Resilience & Public Works, oversee their own specific construction projects as well. Also, road construction projects on County, State, and arterial roads are handled by their corresponding government agencies. Construction project signs and other notices will be posted around all Capital Improvements' projects.

What do I do if construction appears to have caused damage to my private property?

City contractors are responsible for repairing/restoring any property or area that is damaged during construction. Contact us at askOCI@miamigov.com to determine if this work is managed by the Office of Capital Improvements. If so, a Public Relations Agent will assist you with your concern. If the contractor does not make the necessary repairs during the project, you will be directed to contact the Risk Management Department to file a claim against the contractor. However, if this is a private construction, the City cannot act as a mediator. It is important that you contact the right contractor representative so that your claim can be handled accordingly.

Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Projects
Miami-Dade County Transportation and Public Works
Florida Department of Transportation District Six

Where do I report maintenance issues in the public right-of-way such as potholes, sink holes, trash holes, or tree trimming requests?

All maintenance requests must be directed to the Department of Resilience & Public Works, Operations Division, at (305) 960-2870 or by dialing the County's 3-1-1 call center.

How do I submit a public records request to the Office of Capital Improvements?

Per Section 119.011 of the Florida Statutes, anyone can request public information. Please note that per the Public Records Act, the City of Miami will charge a fee for the requested materials and supplies used to duplicate records. The City may also collect a reasonable service charge when the request requires extensive use of technology resources and extensive use of clerical or supervisory assistance. Kindly email the Law Department at publicrecords@miamigov.com and describe the records and information that you are requesting. These records will be reviewed by the City’s Law Department for exemptions. Additionally, you may request public records anonymously since the name of the requestor is not required for the City to process the request. Finally, please be aware that there is no duty to create a new public record. Information is provided only if it already exists.

If I work for a media source, how do I submit a request for information or an interview with a member from the Office of Capital Improvements?

Please email the Office of Communications at communications@miamigov.com and include the questions you would like to ask, as well as the deadline. Their office will forward your request to the corresponding department, and if the interview request is with the Office of Capital Improvements, we will contact you directly.