On December 27th 2013, the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority selected Quality Construction Services as a preferred bidder for the construction and conservation services of the El Pino school in Villalba.
The projects is framed within the second phase of the schools modernization program, known as 'Escuelas de Primera'.
Quality Construction Services' bid was US$9.9 million, the most economic proposal. It represents a reduction of 13.91% over the US$11.5 million budget previously established.
This project is part of the Gov. Alejandro García Padilla's "Escuelas de Primera" program, the second phase of a school modernization program started by former Gov. Luis Fortuño in June 2010. The first phase, known as "Schools for the 21st Century," consisted in the design, remodeling and/or construction and conservation of 81 schools around the island.
This project comes after the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority announced in early September 2013 that the New Beginnings Juvenile Facility P3 Project, also known as "Nuevo Comienzo," will not proceed to the Request for Proposals stage.