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Lynas’ Pentagon bid on track after ‘misunderstanding’

Washington | Australia’s ambassador to the United States Arthur Sinodinos remains hopeful for ASX-listed Lynas Corporation’s pitch to win US military funding for a rare earths processing plant in Texas despite recent setbacks. In an interview with The Australian Financial Review, Mr Sinodinos said he was pushing the company’s case with members of Congress. Lynas’ Mount Weld mine in Western Australia.  Lynas’s efforts suffered a setback ...

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City of Wheeler, Clatsop Counyty receive grant from Oregon Small Business Relief Fund

Business Oregon announced Tuesday, June 2, the recipients of $2.5 million in matching grant funding through the Emergency Business Assistance Grant Fund, which was created by Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Legislature to assist small businesses suffering in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $10 million of funding is being allocated through three Requests for Proposals ...

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Why service sourcing innovation starts with the CIO

It will take a disruptive CIO to change the face of procurement and bring it up to speed. Do you get excited about filling out lengthy request for proposal (RFP) forms? Is scoping the backlog of supplier requests on your department’s to-do list the highlight of your month? Thrilled by the idea of comparing multiple bids, structured and formatted differently, ...

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NAIC Selects Fund of Funds to Deploy Capital to Invest in Diverse-Owned Businesses and Communities

WASHINGTON — With the goal of growing and strengthening diverse-owned businesses and the communities they serve, the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) announced it has selected five firms that will facilitate raising and allocating billions of dollars of growth equity capital to drive scale and enhance innovation in ethnically diverse and women-owned business enterprises (DWBEs). This marks the completion of ...

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VIDEO | LMPD officers walk out on mayor amid protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Dozens of Louisville Metro Police officers walked out on Mayor Greg Fischer when he appeared during a roll call Wednesday evening at the Fairgrounds, according to a video obtained by WDRB News.  The video, recorded by an unidentified source, shows a large group of officers walking out of the roll call while Fischer walks over and begins talking to ...

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Lansing Board of Water & Light looking for third-party administrator

Lansing (Mich.) Board of Water & Light is searching for a third-party administrator for its two 401(a) plans and 457 plan. The board has issued an RFP because the contract of current administrator ICMA-RC will expire on Dec. 31, said Amy Adamy, spokeswoman, in an email. The firm is invited to rebid, she said. The three plans have combined assets ...

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DPW Issues Amended Request for Proposals for St. Thomas Harbor Transportation Service

Charlotte Amalie Harbor The V.I. Department of Public Works has issued an amended Request for Proposal (RFP) for a company to operate a water transportation service in the St. Thomas Harbor. The RFP calls for four landings along the route, and the harbor transportation service would stop at Havensight, Downtown Charlotte Amalie, Little Krum Bay and Water Island. The successful ...

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Nobles County to seek bids for data center, courtroom renovations

WORTHINGTON — Construction projects at the Nobles County Government Center and Prairie Justice Center will be advertised for bids following action by county commissioners on Tuesday. The projects include final construction and completion of a new data center within the old jail at the Government Center in downtown Worthington, as well as upgrading Courtroom C at the PJC to include ...

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New Mexico Senate leaders lose primary bid amid liberal push

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two key leaders in the New Mexico Senate have lost their primary bids amid a push by liberal advocacy groups to unseat Democratic lawmakers who have resisted their progressive agenda. Senate President Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces and Senate finance committee leader John Arthur Smith of Deming were defeated as more votes were tallied Wednesday, marking ...

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Chicago Public School Teachers plan hunting for deep value private equity fund

Chicago Public School Teachers’ Pension & Retirement Fund is searching for a private equity manager to run up to $20 million in a deep value/special situations commingled fund, said Angela Miller-May, chief investment officer, in an email. The $9.7 billion pension fund issued an RFP as part of its private equity pacing plan for 2020. The pension fund’s board in January ...

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RCS board concerned over cost of FOIA requests

RANTOUL — The Rantoul City Schools board expressed concern over the costs incurred by the district over Freedom of Information Act information requests. Superintendent Michelle Ramage said one request alone cost the district $2,800 to comply with. Two others cost $1,400 apiece.  Ramage said she believes the district “needs to be transparent to the community in what it’s costing us.” ...

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Economic Development Committee extends RFP process for Riverfront land

Wausau riverlife development.  WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — Wausau’s Economic Development Committee is continuing to consider proposals for the Riverlife development, including a recent offer for a dental clinic. During Tuesday’s meeting, the committee discussed a proposal for the owners of Cherry Street Dental for a new office in the area, which would combine two of their other Wausau offices into ...

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Toole County Commissioners to discuss RFPs from Benefis and Kalispell Regional on June 11

The proposals from Kalispell Regional Healthcare and Benefis Health System are available to the public and are located at the Toole County Commissioners’ office at the Courthouse. The Toole County Commissioners will meet on Thursday, June 11, at 10 a.m., to discuss each proposal more at length and make a decision. The public is invited to attend.  “One company offered ...

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North Carolina wind RFPs due by June 15

North Carolina has taken a first step toward studying offshore wind in the Atlantic Ocean, Kallanish Energy reports. It has issued a request for proposals to analyze the state’s offshore wind infrastructure and the state’s supply chain with submissions due to the state’s Department of Commerce by June 15. The state has said it hopes that the analysis can be completed by ...

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GOP’s Spartz, Democrat Hale win Indiana’s 5th district bids

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State Sen. Victoria Spartz has won the Republican nomination to replace GOP Rep. Susan Brooks in a central Indiana congressional district that Democrats are targeting for the fall election. Spartz won Tuesday’s primary over 14 other candidates in the 5th Congressional District after flooding TV screens and mailboxes with ads fueled largely by $1 million she loaned ...

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Southington Hiring Marketing Firm To Promote Business

The town of Southington is looking to hire a marketing firm. Outdoor dining in Southington. (Southington Police Department) SOUTHINGTON, CT — The town of Southington is looking to hire a marketing firm to help promote “dining opportunities, retail, and businesses.” Target areas are Downtown Southington, Plantsville, Milldale, Marion, and the Meriden-Waterbury Road corridor, according to a request for proposals package ...

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Ohio lawmakers make another plea for halt to possible UTMC sale

Some Toledo officials and state lawmakers again urged the governor to take action and halt the potential sale of the University of Toledo Medical Center, as well as approve an audit to investigate whether the former Medical College of Ohio was undermined by a 50-year agreement between UT and ProMedica. During a Tuesday news conference with Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, ...

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Agilitas Energy Secured Site for Non-Wires Energy Storage Project in Long Island City

Agilitas Energy, a leading Northeast energy developer, has recently secured a project site to install a 4.95 MWac / 20.6 MWh battery energy storage system in Long Island City after winning one of the largest competitive energy storage projects in New York City – Con Edison’s Newtown Non-Wires Solutions Energy Storage System Request for Proposals published in August 2019. LONG ...

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DemandStar Unveils New Platform, Offers Improved Features to Better Connect Businesses & Government Entities

Source: DemandStar Corporation SEATTLE — To give government entities and businesses greater access to finding and securing partnership opportunities, DemandStar announces its new platform with novel features that allow for an even more streamlined experience. The new features are a result of interviewing hundreds of government buyers and businesses and integrating this feedback into DemandStar’s 20+ years of user data and experience. ...

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US government invites bids on six multibillion-dollar Hong Kong mansions, even as White House revokes city’s trade status

The United States government is calling for bids on a cluster of residential properties in the world’s most expensive real estate market, even as Hong Kong is turning into the latest pawn in an escalating rivalry between the US and China. A plot of land with six multistorey mansions located at 37 Shouson Hill Road near the city’s Ocean Park ...

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