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Federal officials making changes to some oil-lease terms

NEW ORLEANS — A federal oil lease sale in November will be the first in a decade to offer 10-year leases at some depths. Since 2010, leases in depths of 800 to 1600 meters (about a half-mile to nearly a mile) have run for seven years, with a three-year extension available for companies that have started a well on their ...

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Adani Group, Piramal among 4 bidders for DHFL, lenders stare at over ₹60,000 cr write-off

Sources say the US-based Oaktree and Hong Kong-based SC Lowy submitted bids for DHFL on 17 Oct, the last date to submit final bids New Delhi: Adani Group and Piramal Enterprises are among the four entities that have placed bids for DHFL, the first financial services player undergoing insolvency process, according to sources. Besides, sources said, the US-based Oaktree and Hong Kong-based ...

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City of Sioux Falls looking to add art to the downtown parking ramp

The City of Sioux Falls is hoping to add some art to the blank side of a downtown parking ramp which was initially part of a project called The Village on the River. The Mall Avenue Parking Ramp opened about a month ago without the hotel rooms, event center space and restaurants after the public-private partnership fell through for the ...

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Another Covid Casualty: Bus Shelter Advertising

City staff is urging City Council to nail down a two-year extension of its bus shelter advertising contract with its current supplier, Outfront Media. The company has been the city bus shelter advertising supplier since 2002 and the staff recommendation is to sole-source the extension because of poor market conditions. The staff report says they were all set to issue ...

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City Commission Approves New State and Federal Lobbying Contract

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the City Commissioners approved the adoption of a new lobbying contract that will combine both federal and state lobbying services, as opposed to the current model that maintains separation between the two levels of government. The annual fiscal impact of the contract will be $50,000. Five years ago the city was paying $220,000 per year for state and ...

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What is an RFP

Definition or RFP: The proposal request (PPR) is an enterprise paper announcing and providing details of a project and requesting bids from contractors who will assist in project completion. Many companies tend to use RFPs, and in many situations only calls for proposals are used by governments. The organization would need to review the bids to examine the feasibility, the ...

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READER POLL: Has Litigation Led to Change?

INDUSTRY TRENDS AND RESEARCH At times it seems that every plan in American with more than $1 billion in assets has fallen short of at least what the plaintiffs’ bar has sought to establish as prudent. This week, we asked readers how, if at all, their practices have adjusted. The retirement industry has been confronted with excessive fee litigation of ...

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How RFPs Contribute to Failed Digitization Efforts

The procurement strategies of the past are no longer enough to meet the demands of the ever-evolving technology-enabled world we live in. It’s estimated an average of only 22% of digital transformation efforts achieve the desired outcomes—something many government CIOs have experienced. While there are a number of factors that add to these failures—poor implementation, inadequate technology, or the wrong ...

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Comments on the RFP for Ft. Steilacoom redo of Kiddie Park

The City of Lakewood recently issued a Request for Proposal to replace the playground at Ft. Steilacoom that serves 2-5-year-olds. On “Replacement of the 2-5 year old playground” at Fort Steilacoom Park I wrote a comment in The Suburban Times concerning the City of Lakewood’s RFP announcement of for Fort Steilacoom Park All-Access Playground, their intent being the “replacement of the 2-5 year old playground” ...

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Nanny Goat Hill Finally Goes Out for Sale to Abutters

Few places in Charlestown are as fun to say as ‘Nanny Goat Hill’ – the steep non-building lots going down from Russell and Mead Streets – and now some lucky abutters might be able to not just say the name, but also own the property. Nanny Goat Hill harkens back to the days when Charlestown was more pastoral and more ...

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An Open Letter from Wlcac to Councilman Joe Buscaino

Councilman Joe Buscaino, CD 15, City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Carolyn Hull, General Manager, EWDD Danielle Brazell, General Manager, Cultural Affairs Subject: RFP BAVN 40211 MAFUNDI INSTITUTE Dear Councilman Buscaino; Timothy Watkins This urgent letter of protest is filed by the Watts Labor Community Action Committee in objection to the ongoing 1845 East 103rd ...

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NCCN Oncology Research Program and Puma Biotechnology, Inc. Collaborate to Study Neratinib in Various Cancers

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 15, 2020 — National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) today announced plans to evaluate neratinib, a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that works as a dual inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor 1 (EGFR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). The research funding is supported by a $2-million grant from Puma Biotechnology, Inc. Projects may ...

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Request for Letters of Interest and Statements of Qualifications

REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST and Statements of Qualifications The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, invites highly qualified firms to submit Letters of Interest and Statements of Qualifications along with background information on Form HECO-16 (obtain adapted version from http://www.fm.virginia.edu/depts/fpc/index.html) for construction services related to the: McIntire School of Commerce New Academic Facility (RFP #20-101) The University seeks to retain a Construction ...

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Houghton County preparing RFP for the transfer station

HOUGHTON — Houghton County will put out a request for proposals for waste collecting companies that would buy or lease the county transfer station as part of operating a county-wide recycling program. The county is working with its attorney to iron out the language in its draft of a request for proposals, Commissioner Tom Tikkanen said at Tuesday’s Houghton County ...

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US Coast Guard Moves Ahead With Hyper-Ambitious “Language Translator” RFP

The US Coast Guard is a step closer in its quest for a portable, handheld translation device that is supposed to pack an amazing array of features: works offline (and automatically detect an Internet connection where available, updating for fixes), can float, be waterproof and, of course, automatically detect and translate a minimum of 16 (!) languages, achieving (at least) 95% accuracy ...

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Kingston Land Bank seeks plans to redevelop three homes

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Kingston City Land Bank is seeking proposals for the redevelopment of three single-family homes in Kingston. Proposals are due by Tuesday, Dec. 1, and site-walkthroughs will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 30. Interested contractors can download the request for proposals package online at https://kingstoncitylandbank.org/rfp.  In July, the land bank purchased the homes at 248 ...

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County pursues power line alternatives

Commissioners ask for options to burying redundant transmission line This rendering shows what the above-ground version of the line could look like near the intersection of state Highway 75 and East Fork Road.Graphic courtesy of Idaho Power The Blaine County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to move forward with drafting an RFP—request for proposals—to explore alternatives to undergrounding a controversial Idaho ...

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Aquatics and recreation facility contract awarded amid some concerns about fairness

Indoor aquatics and recreation facility proposed for Great Falls GREAT FALLS — On Tuesday, City Commissioners voted 4-1 to award a contract to LPW Architecture and TD&H engineering for the design and construction of a new aquatics and recreation center on the east side of Great Falls. The award was based on the recommendation of city staff and the selection committee. However, ...

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The City Of Carroll Seeks Proposals For Residential Projects At Former City Apartment Site

The Carroll City Council approved a plan to solicit proposals for the development of the former City Apartments site on N. Main Street, just a little over one year after they purchased it. The demolition of the designated dangerous building was completed over the summer with environmental testing done in September. City Manager, Mike Pogge-Weaver, told the council the Request ...

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CIO-SP4 Contracting Opportunities Abound

Small businesses can bid on anything in the multibillion-dollar offering. The Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC) is adopting a new approach to information technology contracts that could be a boon to small businesses, according to the acting director of its contracting agent. The NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), the federal executive agent ...

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