Project Management & Facilities
The Project Management Department manages the contracts for the design and construction of Monroe County's new buildings, parks, and major renovations.
Facilities Master Plan
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
Project Management is also responsible for studies, assessments, and evaluations, such as for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law calls for the retrofitting of buildings to bring them into compliance.
The Project Management team established a transition plan and is now implementing upgrades approved by the State of Florida in the ADA Transition Plan to Monroe County Facilities from Mile Marker 112 to Mile Marker 0 along US1.
To give us some suggestions on our ADA Progress, please fill out this form.
Facilities Maintenance is primarily responsible for maintaining and repairing more than 100 buildings with over one million square feet, as well as a few leased buildings throughout the Keys. The department also monitors contracts for building maintenance, such as:
- Air quality testing
- Alarm system certification and maintenance
- Elevator inspection and maintenance
- Sewage treatment plant operations and maintenance
The following subdepartments come under the purview of Facilities Maintenance:
- Correctional facilities
- Higgs Beach
- Museums - West and East Martello
- Unincorporated parks and beaches
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
An Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) is a decision-making process following a set of detailed procedures describing how particular pest problems will be avoided or managed. Such pest management tactics may involve the activities of multiple Monroe County Staff and contractors responsible for pest management. How a park or facility is used has great bearing on the types of pest problems which may occur. IPM maintains a high standard of pest control while reducing reliance on pesticides. Whenever possible, prevention of pests will be the primary strategy to hinder their establishment and reduce the need for pesticide use.
The mission of the Facilities Maintenance Department is to maintain all county buildings, grounds, constitutional offices, parks, and beaches at the highest level of quality and in the most efficient manner to provide employees, citizens, and visitors with clean, safe, and comfortable facilities.
Since 1995, Public Works has received funding from the Tourist Development Tax to offset labor and maintenance costs associated with county beaches and museums. T he Tourist Development Tax has also funded various capital improvement projects at county beaches and museums.
Competitive bidding of construction contracts by sealed bids, RFPs, and RFQs is conducted by the department to ensure we receive the best items at the best prices.