Europe

Malta-Gozo ‘fast’ ferry tender is stalled… yet again

Two interested parties file complaints of discrimination The conditions in the tender for a ferry service between Malta and Gozo can only be satisfied by two operators, namely Gozo Channel and Captain Morgan, according to an interested party.  The government’s third attempt to award a multi-million-euro contract for a ferry service between Malta and Gozo has been suspended after two ...

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Saab Offers Gripen To Canada | Turkey Deploys Combat Choppers To Azerbaijan | DoS Approves FMS To Philippines

Americas Swedish company Saab submitted  its proposal for the Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) to Canada. The proposal comprises 88 Gripen E fighter aircraft, with a comprehensive support and training package and an industrial and technological benefits program. The submission is a formal response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on July 23, 2019. Saab is ...

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UEFA seeks new anti-piracy service provider

Europe’s football governing body UEFA has issued a tender for a new anti-piracy service provider. The move comes in the wake of an investigation into Saudi-operated pirate operation BeoutQ from the World Trade Organisation and at a time when illegal piracy of sports events is rife. In light of this, UEFA is looking to improve its stance against piracy with the assistance of ...

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Exclusive berthing rights to chosen passenger ferry operator; TM designates mandatory landing areas

Transport Malta has issued a request for proposals for the introduction of a ferry service in Malta and Gozo. The concession will be for 15 years and will feature ticket booths, departure points and eco-vessels. A market research conducted by Transport Malta shows that the concession is valued at €115,500,000 excluding VAT. Those who will participate in the tendering process, ...

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Uefa issues anti-piracy RFP to protect key competitions

POLAND – 2020/03/23: In this photo illustration the UEFA logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Uefa, European football’s governing body, issued a request for proposals today (Monday) for anti-piracy services to protect its main competitions. It is looking to appoint one or more internet service providers to provide monitoring and enforcement services in respect of live and non-live piracy. The ...

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Government in ‘legal servitude to DB group’ for concession on former ITS site

The government seems to have bent over backwards to accommodate the company, guaranteeing unobstructed sea views in a rare move. Silvio Debono and his family with disgraced former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on whose watch prime public land was transferred for a controversial development still facing opposition by the public. Members of the real estate industry remain baffled by the ...

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Rise and fall of the pre-contractual remedy in public procurement

Public procurement is driven by core general principles.  The European Union, as early as 1989, made its first attempts to harmonise public procurement rules across the internal market for two principal reasons: the breakdown of trade barriers within the EU bloc and the elimination of distortion of competition through government purchasing. With the recent overhaul in 2014, the EU legislative ...

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What we know about the ‘lost’, and newly found, hospitals’ MOU

For over two years, the government has been playing hide-and-seek with the memorandum of understanding (MOU), concealing the identity of the people behind the ill-fated Vitals Global Healthcare. The latest twist in this saga is that the MOU was suddenly “lost”  and then, conveniently, was “found” again following national uproar. The Shift takes a look at what we know about ...

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A third of corporates expect business travel to recover within 6 months, research reveals

New researchfrom hotel group Accor has revealed that a third of corporate travel managers across Northern Europe believe their business travel programmes will recover within six months. The research indicates the recovery will be driven primarily by domestic travel with a longer return to travel anticipated expected from international travellers. Just 7% of corporates believe it will take longer than 12 months ...

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3 agencies qualify tech round for assisting DPIIT in start up initiatives

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG Advisory, have qualified the technical evaluation round for assisting the DPIIT in effective and on ground implementation of initiatives for startups Three consultancy agencies – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG Advisory, have qualified the technical evaluation round for assisting the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in effective and on ground implementation ...

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My Take: ‘Woods’ development a travesty

EDITOR’S NOTE: The developers said they would have three public outreach meetings to get input, but when COVID-19 occurred, they had only held one of the meetings. They submitted a plan to the city to set up a website to receive public input that way instead, and the city approved that as meeting the public outreach requirements. Holland Mayor Nathan Bocks ...

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Current Corp, Casinos Austria affirm still eye Nagasaki RFP

Two companies have confirmed to GGRAsia their respective intention to participate in an upcoming request-for-proposal (RFP) process for the tilt by Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture at hosting a casino resort scheme. The local government has earmarked land at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo city as the probable site for such a project. The two respective suitors are Japan’s ...

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LevelTen Energy Soliciting Proposals On Behalf Of An Unidentified RE100 Member For Up To 500 MW Renewable Energy Capacity In Europe

Present in Europe since October 2019, LevelTen Energy is seeking proposals from renewable energy companies in Europe to procure up to 500 MW capacity for a RE100 member client. (Photo Credit: LevelTen Energy, Inc.) An unidentified RE100 member has contracted LevelTen Energy to find it a large volume of renewable energy in Europe with project sizes ranging between 50 MW ...

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LevelTen client in quest for 500 MW of European renewables

The Reichertshull and Workerszeller Forst wind parks. Seattle-based clean energy procurement platform LevelTen Energy is soliciting proposals for up to 500 MW of renewable energy capacity in Europe for an unspecified client on the Old Continent. The tender platform announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Wednesday, saying it is holding the procurement on behalf of “an experienced energy buyer” ...

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Intel IoT RFP kit for workload consolidation

Congatec has released a brand new workload consolidation kit for vision based situational awareness, the Intel IoT RFP (Ready For Production) Kit. Based on a COM Express Type 6 module equipped with Intel Xeon E2 processor, the RFP kit has three virtual machines (VMs) built on Real-Time Systems’ hypervisor technology for workload consolidation in vision applications. One VM runs a ...

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Port of Antwerp issues RFPs for sustainable innovation in agriculture

Together with the partners in the Great Saeftinghe nature park which straddles the border between Belgium and the Netherlands, Port of Antwerp has issued a Request for Proposals aimed at farmers on the Left bank of the Scheldt, as part of a drive to promote nature-inclusive agriculture. With this RfP, Port of Antwerp will contribute towards the quality of the ...

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Croatia invites bids for geothermal water exploration at four deposits

Geothermal power plant. Author: gamene. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic ZAGREB (Croatia), June 4 – Croatia’s Hydrocarbon Agency (CHA) said it is inviting bids from potential investors interested in the exploration of geothermal water for energy purposes at four blocks in the Drava valley, in the country’s northeast. The four blocks – Ernestinovo, Lunjkovec-Kutnjak, Legrad-1 and Merhatovec, offered to investors ...

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Romania’s Electrica considering joint bid for CEZ assets with SAPE, Hidroelectrica

Electrica Romania Romanian power supplier and distributor Electrica [BSE:EL] said on Wednesday it is exploring the possibility to bid for the local assets of Czech energy group CEZ in a potential tie-up with the Energy Shareholdings Administration Association  (SAPE) and state-owned hydro power producer Hidroelectrica. Electrica will promptly inform its shareholders and investors about any aspects regarding the potential participation in the project, it said ...

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Coronavirus delays preparation of binding bids for Bulgaria’s Belene NPP project

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Energy SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 30 – The preparation of binding offers for participation in Bulgaria’s project for construction of Belene nuclear power plant will be delayed in view of the continuing state of emergency introduced over the coronavirus pandemic, the energy ministry said on Thursday.  The five shortlisted potential candidates will be able to start preparing their binding bids from the day they will ...

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Malta launches 15 MW solar tender

The government wants to procure several 1 MW-plus solar plants. The tender is the third of its kind, and part of the 50 MW incentive scheme the island’s government launched in November 2017. The latest procurement exercise is the final round of the island nation’s 50 MW tender program. Malta’s Ministry for Energy and Water Management has launched a tender ...

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