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DDOT - Overhead Door Replacement at Shoemaker, Central, and Gilbert Facilities -


The City of Detroit, Department of Transportation (DDOT) along with the Detroit Building Authority request sealed proposals for the OVERHEAD DOOR REPLACEMENT.

The Sealed proposals must be received by the Detroit Building Authority, 1301 Third Street, STE # 328, Detroit, MI 48226 on or before 10:00 a.m. (EST) February 02, 2017. 

A Pre-Proposal Conference and site walk-thru is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (EST)  January 18, 2017 at the DDOT Central Facility, 1301 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207.

Proposals are to be submitted in accordance with the DDOT Request for Proposals (RFP) dated January, 2017 which includes a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of 5%. Proposals received after 10:00 a.m. (EST) February 02, 2017 will be returned to the sender unopened.  No proposal, once submitted, may be withdrawn for 120 days after the due date.

The successful proposer will be required to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise regulations as outlined in the RFP.

The City of Detroit, Department of Transportation and the Detroit Building Authority reserves the right to postpone, accept or reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, at its discretion, subject to the rules and regulations set forth by the City of Detroit, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration. Firms or individuals whose names appear on the U.S. Comptroller General’s list of ineligible contractors will not be considered.

The City of Detroit, Department of Transportation and the Detroit Building Authority affirmatively assures that no proposer will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, ancestry, marital status, national origin, place of birth or sexual orientation.

Written questions related to this project must be submitted to the Detroit Building Authority office no later than 12:00 p.m. (EST) January 25, 2017. Questions can either be emailed to the Detroit Building Authority to RiceD@detroitmi.gov or faxed to (313) 224-4998. 


Copies may be obtained, at the bidders cost, from Hernandez Blueprinting Services, Inc. 1401 Vermont, Detroit, MI 48216 - (313) 962-2900. Contract Documents will be available January 10, 2017.

Download Overhead Door Proposal Document

Download Overhead Door Addendum No. 2

Download Overhead Door Addendum No. 1

Download Overhead Door Specifications

Download Overhead Door Drawings



Data/GIS Manager Position -


The Data/GIS Manager for the Detroit Building Authority (DBA) will define and document data requirements as the foundation for database design, data extraction, analysis or cleansing.  They will also determine and document data mapping rules for movement of data between applications or for population of new databases.  The GIS / Data Manager will be responsible for gathering and analyzing information to help management make decisions, as well as implementing technology-based solutions to business needs.


Lead the data team
Investigate and resolve data issues across applications, including discrepancies of definition, format and function for various programs
Gathering, developing, processing and maintaining a range of tabular and spatial data to contribute to an organizational data warehouse
Quality assurance/quality control data and share output with partner groups to ensure accuracy and consistency
Assist in development of reports, providing content and writing of key observations
Represent the DBA at meetings with the City of Detroit or partner agencies
Manage multiple projects (long term and short term) concurrently
Prioritize and monitor project progress relative to timeline and scope
Establish collaborative relationships with departmental subject matter experts and become an expert in one or multiple lines of programs
Facilitate meetings with departmental subject matter experts to document and review requirements for programs
Maintain Salesforce and other internal property management data through bulk uploads and piecemeal updates
Maintain property data on website
Support the entire DBA or other City of Detroit agencies with data analysis, general mapping inquiries
Troubleshoot and diagnose data systems and assist with creating improvements
Perform other related duties as requested or assigned 


Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering, Urban Planning or another technical major, OR equivalent demonstrated analytical and technical ability
3+ years’ of professional experience in data management as a Data Analyst or Database Administrator
Experience creating, testing and optimizing data tables
Comprehensive experience working in a large data warehouse environment
Ability to work with technical and non-technical partners, designing solutions that meet the needs of both
Self-directed and able to proactively manage complex projects unsupervised
Must have strong organizational, analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills
Proven track record of working in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment
Proficiency with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Adobe version 10 or greater, ArcGIS
Knowledge of the Salesforce database platform


The starting salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000, with highly qualified candidates eligible for higher compensation.  This is a contractual position with no benefits.  


Candidates must send their resumes via e-mail to Tim Palazzolo at tpalazzolo@detroitbuildingauthority.org on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20th, 2017.   
Job Posting - Planning and Procurement Specialist -

The Planning & Procurement Specialist position is intended for a recent college graduate with minimal professional experience who is looking for an historic opportunity to work with the largest blight elimination program in the nation.  The Detroit Demolition Program is a cornerstone in Mayor Duggan’s effort to revitalize the City of Detroit, and this position will serve an integral function in the Program.     

The Planning & Procurement Specialist will report to the Planning & Procurement Manager and will assist the Planning & Procurement Manager with all tasks related to the identification of demolition targets, the completion of any necessary due diligence and the procurement of contractors for the Detroit Demolition Program. Qualified candidates will possess a basic understanding of city governance and knowledge of Detroit’s history, neighborhoods and planning environment. 

Assist the Planning & Procurement Manager in identifying and prioritizing demolition targets
Verify legal authority for demolition;  

•Create Request for Proposals (RFP) or Request for Qualifications (RFQ); 

Track the execution of contract and issuance of Notice to Proceed, as necessary;   
Prioritize work for DTE service disconnection; 
Manage Supportive Services (removal of excess debris, de-watering flooded structures, etc.) for demolition;  
Work with Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to calculate hydrant permit fees and coordinate service disconnections, as necessary;  
Ensure proper notification of demolition to property owners, as necessary;  
Track all relevant data points regarding project planning and procurement activities;  
Organize and maintain all documentation related to planning and procurement activities for demolition targets;  
Perform other tasks, as directed

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
Associates Degree in any discipline with two years of professional experience in working with a local unit of government.  
Advanced communication (oral & written) skills;
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
Basic knowledge of database management tools/systems;
Valid State of Michigan Driver’s License;
Ability to conduct field investigations, as necessary;
Knowledge of procurement procedures, preferred


The starting salary for this position will range from $40,000 - $45,000.  This is a contract position with no benefits. 


Candidates must send their resumes via e-mail to Tyler Tinsey at tinseyt@detroitmi.gov

on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20th, 2017.