Inverness County issues request for proposals for cellphone service expansion

The Municipality of the County of Inverness released a request for proposals in an attempt to address cellphone coverage gaps through the county.  PORT HOOD, N.S. —  The Municipality of the County of Inverness released a request for proposals in an attempt to address cellphone coverage gaps through the county. There are currently numerous communities in Inverness County that have ...

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DoD Begins Embedding AI Ethics Principles in RFPs

When the Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a big artificial intelligence tech contract earlier this month, it marked one of the department’s first attempts at building its AI ethical principles into a request for proposals (RFP). “One of the things we started insisting on and trying out is, what if we started embedding some of those AI policies, those ethics policies, into the ...

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SWEPCO gets Louisiana’s nod for 810 MW wind buy, plans 200-MW solar RfP

The Trent Mesa wind farm in Texas. Photo: Business Wire. The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) has approved Southwestern Electric Power Co’s (SWEPCO’s) plan to buy into a 1,485-MW wind project portfolio in Oklahoma that will supply electricity to the utility’s clients in several states. The subsidiary of utility American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) wants to acquire 54.5% stakes ...

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New Zealand’s KiwiRail launches RFP for shipyard for two ferries

The concept design of the new ferries that will operate across the Cook Strait in New Zealand. Credit: OSK Shiptech / KiwiRail. New Zealand state-owned enterprise KiwiRail has launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) to find a shipyard for the construction of two ships for Interislander. Interislander is operated by KiwiRail and is a road and rail ferry service that ...

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Procurement Perspectives: Public announcements after the close of the RFP process

In the case of an RFP, the length and complexity of the proposals may make such a public opening less practical, but there can still be an advantage in conducting some sort of formal public announcement immediately after the close of the RFP. It is important that the owner identifies those proponents who have submitted timely bids, and by disclosing ...

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MP throws weight behind bid for new Haxby station

JULIAN Sturdy, MP for York Outer, has thrown his weight behind City of York Council’s bid to secure the government funding needed to build a new railway station at Haxby. In his letter of support for the bid, Mr Sturdy outlined the large catchment that a new station would serve and the positive impact of a train link into York in reducing ...

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MEDINA TOWN BOARD $121k road repair bids accepted

Two companies will share the task of repairing six aging roads in the Town of Medina. The town board accepted road construction bids from Fahrner Asphalt Sealers LLC and Scott Construction Inc. in a special meeting on May 20 — the combined bids came in at $121,861. Struck & Irwin Paving Inc. and Kartechner Brothers LLC also submitted bids on ...

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Hawaiian Electric selects Plus Power’s 185MW KES project

Independent developer of utility-scale battery storage projects Plus Power has announced that its 185MW/565MWh Kapolei Energy Storage project (KES) has been selected by Hawaiian Electric. The utility selected 16 renewable energy as well as battery storage projects located across three islands in the second phase of the request for proposal (RFP) process. Located in Kapolei on the island of Oahu, ...

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Health Minister says No Changes Coming to Patient Services Offered in Central

Health Minister John Haggie is responding to concerns raised about lab services in central Newfoundland. Opposition MHAs Pleaman Forsey and Chris Tibbs this week raised questions about a recent Request for Proposals that suggest that lab services are being transferred from the Central Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor to Gander. Minister Haggie says what they’re looking at is an ...

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Cebu Pacific Seeks To Sell Its Airbus A320ceo Fleet For Leaseback

Philippine budget airline Cebu Pacific is reportedly seeking sale-and-leaseback arrangements for its entire owned A320ceo fleet, sources confirmed Monday. It is considered a liquidity exercise, but also a strategic calculation to match deliveries with redeliveries so as not to increase the fleet’s size during the COVID-crisis. Cebu Pacific wants to sell 17 A320ceo aircraft for leaseback.  Sale-and-leaseback of 17 A320ceo ...

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DOE Issues Final RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Contract

Cincinnati – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) issued a Final Request for Proposals for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) procurement at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site, near Idaho Falls, Idaho, and the Fort Saint Vrain facility near Platteville, Colorado.  The new ICP contract is anticipated to be an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract ...

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Comprehensive Operational Analysis – Request for Proposals (RFP)

Valley Transit is seeking  proposals to perform a Comprehensive Operational Analysis of its transit service.  It is the intention of Valley Transit to develop a COA in 2020 that reflects the new financial environment.  A consultant team with qualifications in the following areas is sought: a) transit service (route) analysis; b) demand response and flex-route service planning; c) transit service ...

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NAVSEA Issues RFP For LCS Lethality And Survivability Upgrade, LUSV Combat System

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare System (PEO IWS) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) lethality and survivability upgrades and the Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle (LUSV) combat system. The RFP was issued on beta.sam.gov on May 22, 2020. The solicitation reads: The purpose of this update is to ...

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RFP issued for Santa Barbara School District microgrid projects

As part of a collaborative effort with Sage Energy Consulting, the district has issued an RFP for 4.5 MW of solar capacity and 6 MWh of storage across 15 sites. Sage Energy Consulting has put together a request for proposals (RFP) for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of solar-driven microgrids and electric vehicle charging infrastructure at schools throughout the ...

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State-owned Chinese company bids to build second UK nuclear plant

London: A Chinese state-owned company blacklisted in the United States has applied to build a second nuclear plant in Britain amid growing concern in UK government’s ranks about Chinese investment in critical infrastructure. China General Nuclear Power Group’s application creates a new headache for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is already facing a backbench revolt over his approval of Chinese firm ...

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Philippines to invite new bids for $19.6bn state asset & infrastructure reinsurance

The government of the Philippines will go back to the global reinsurance market to invite fresh bids to provide the capacity to underpin its roughly US $19.6 billion insurance of state-owned assets and infrastructure, with the application process now simplified somewhat.Last December we reported the Philippines government had entered into a 1 trillion pesos insurance cover with its own Government Service ...

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Record Month for eBidding Procurement Between Government Entities, Businesses with DemandStar

During Coronavirus Pandemic, eBidding Grows Faster Than Ever SEATTLE, May 27, 2020 As governments look for private-sector help without personal contact, a record number of government entities last month turned to DemandStar, an online eBidding network connecting local and national businesses with government entities, the company reported today. April saw the fastest growth in over a decade as fifteen new government ...

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Advanced version of public procurement portal GeM on the anvil

The GeM portal was launched in August 2016 The Central government is coming up with an advanced version of government procurement platform GeM. The new government procurement platform portal GeM will be more dynamic, transformational and vibrant by adding advanced features such as powerful search engine, revamped brand and product approval process and faster creation of categories for goods and ...

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Illinois State Board seeks investment consultant

Illinois State Board of Investment, Chicago, will launch a search for a general investment consultant on June 1. The board, which oversees $19 billion in defined benefit plan assets, will issue an RFP because of state legislation and board policy that mandates an RFP process every five years, said Johara Farhadieh, executive director and chief investment officer, in an email. ...

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Realty Law Digest

Scott E. Mollen, a partner at Herrick, Feinstein, discusses “4 BAB LLC v. Beacon Health Options Inc,” where the court dismissed breach claim where the subject amendment did not negate the lease’s early termination rights. Scott E. Mollen Commercial Landlord-Tenant—Lease Provision Permitting Early Termination Was Not Negated by Amendment That Permitted Partial Contraction—Landlord Sought a Declaratory Judgment As To Whether ...

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