Design & Construction

  • The Design and Construction Division
    The Design and Construction Division administers the State of Michigan's capital outlay, special maintenance, and miscellaneous operating project program. Providing services for all state agencies, Design and Construction provides professional management and direction of new facility construction, additions, renovations, and environmental cleanup projects. Services provided include contract procurement, project management, direction of contractors and consultants, complete construction oversight, environmental project management, land surveying, cost and budget analysis, problem solving, and technical consultation. Professional Service Contractors (architects, engineers, land surveyors, and landscape architects) provide design and construction administration services and are obtained through competitive proposals. Construction contracts are obtained through competitive bidding.


    Prevailing Wage News: On October 7, 2021, Governor Gretchen Whitmer reinstated Prevailing Wages for all state construction projects. The Design & Construction Division will be implementing the prevailing wage requirement for all solicitations effective January 2, 2022.


    The State of Michigan has upgraded its financial and business systems. The new SIGMA Vendor Self-Service (VSS) system has replaced Contract & Payment Express (C&PE) and Buy4Michigan.SIGMA VSS will improve how we work with vendors, payees, and grantees. Please visit for important updates, mandates and transition information, including actions you may need to take, and help desk contact information.

Featured Project

  • Wilderness State Park Lakeshore Campground Redevelopment

    The Department of Natural Resources project to redevelop the Wilderness State Park Lakeshore Campgrounds has been awarded the Statewide Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach by the Michigan Chapter of the American Planning Association.  This project team engaged park users through a Facebook page and online surveys, and incorporated concerns and ideas from the public into the completed design and construction.  Joel Gordon and Tom Pawlowski from the Design and Construction Division provided leadership and representation for the Department of Natural Resources for this project.  A presentation of the analysis, public outreach, and design is available at the DNR's site.