Florida

NextEra, CPS Energy emphasise importance of renewables, battery storage opportunities

NextEra Energy Resources. US developer and utility NextEra Energy has said there is currently a “terrific opportunity” for wind, solar and battery storage while Texas-based CPS Energy plans to add nearly 1GW of solar, 50MW of battery storage and 500MW of new technology solutions to its portfolio.  NextEra Energy capitalised on the demand for low-cost renewables in the second quarter, adding ...

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Learn on Demand Systems Selected as a 2020 Online Learning Library Watch List Company

Learn on Demand Systems has been named to a second Training Industry Watch List for 2020, first for their training outsourcing capabilities and now for their online learning library’s breadth and quality. NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA. Learn on Demand Systems has been named a 2020 Online Learning Library Watch List Company by Training Industry. The 2020 Online Learning Library Watch List is ...

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Developers get to take a swing at the Trop site

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman (at microphones) with Alan DeLisle, city development administrator, and Nikki Capehart, urban affairs director, at a July 27 press conference on the Tropicana Field site RFP at City Hall. Housing that’s affordable, office space to attract and retain businesses, and university research and development operations top Mayor Rick Kriseman’s wish list for redevelopment at the ...

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Redevelopment of 86-acre Tropicana Field site begins in St. Pete

Today the City of St. Petersburg officially kicked off planning for the public/private redevelopment of the Tropicana Field site with the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP is seeking submissions from developers to redevelop an 86-acre site in Downtown St. Pete which is currently home to the Tampa Bay Rays. For years, city and county leaders have ...

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Panama City Beach police to wear body cameras

A police officer chats with a lifeguard on April 26 near the M.B. Miller County Pier in Panama City Beach. City officials plan to soon fit officers with body cameras. During Thursday’s city council meeting, officials approved a request for proposal to find a firm to kit members of the Panama City Beach Police Department with body cameras. PANAMA CITY ...

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City of St. Pete to issue Request for Proposals for Massive Tropicana Site

One of the most exciting sites in the Sunshine City is Tropicana Field. Much has been discussed about what should be done with in the future. On Monday, July 27, the City of St. Petersburg will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking developers for the Tropicana Field site, 86 acres located between 5th Ave. S and 1st Ave S., ...

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Process was not followed on city’s marina RFP

File photo of the Fernandina Harbor Marina. Genece Minshew’s photo with quote. Citing a lack of adherence to the city’s required purchasing procedures, Fernandina Beach Vice Mayor Len Kreger raised objections Tuesday to the selection of Oasis Marinas to manage the Fernandina Harbor Marina. “I read your proposal. It looks like you do some great work. I would like to ...

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Pompano Beach police and fire taps new custodian

Pompano Beach (Fla.) Police & Firefighters’ Retirement System hired Salem Trust as custodian. The $217 million pension fund issued an RFP earlier this year. Fifth Third Bank and First State Trust Co. were the other finalists, recently released June 15 board meeting minutes show. According to Jan. 21 board meeting minutes, the RFP was issued due to an error by incumbent custodian ...

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Metrc files appeal, claims track-and-trace contract did not include industry costs

Metrc, the state’s chosen track-and-trace provider for the medical marijuana program, has filed their appellant’s brief in the Western District Court of Appeals over the ongoing debate over a private industry cost for RFID tags. The conflict stems back to 2019, when the state accepted bidders for their request for proposal for information technology services, including track-and-trace and a facility ...

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Hillsborough County, Florida, to issue RFP for waste collection services

There are approximately 300,000 residential dwelling units in the unincorporated county. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) of Hillsborough County, Florida, announced on July 6 that it plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) from qualified vendors for the collection of solid waste, yard debris and recyclable materials generated by the residents of the unincorporated areas of the county. The BOCC ...

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DIA opens bidding on $12B SITE III contract

Jack Y. Gumtow, Defense Intelligence Agency chief information officer, speaks at the Defense Intelligence Agency DoDIIS Worldwide Conference Aug. 20, 2019, at the Tampa Convention Center, in Florida. The Defense Intelligence Agency has issued its final request for proposals for the $12.6 billion SITE III multiple-award IT services contract. The DIA CIO Jack Gumtow and his office launched SITE III as an indefinite-delivery, ...

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Creating A Bidding Strategy For Your New Business

Founder and CEO of The Bid Lab, a bid consulting firm. When starting a new business, it can feel like you are doing everything in your power to keep a dozen plates spinning at once. With so much to do, adding a bidding strategy to your never-ending list of to-dos may feel overwhelming. But, I can assure you that this is ...

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Naples seeking proposals for a law firm to represent the city

A new law firm could represent the city of Naples starting later this year.  The city plans to post a request for proposals next week seeking law firms that could provide city attorney services to Naples. For the past 23 years, Naples has been represented by the law firm Roetzel & Andress.  The city signed its latest agreement with the firm in ...

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Miami-Dade Commissioner colludes with rail executive to do away with beach connector RFP

A potential violation of the Miami-Dade Cone of Silence has taken place despite what the COE memo would want us to believe. As we reported two weeks ago, a Miami-Dade County Commissioner may have violated the County’s Cone of Silence Ordinance during a discussion on the Beach Corridor Trunk Line RFP held on at the County Commission meeting June 2. In recent days Florida Politics ...

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Clermont hears proposals for downtown lakefront property

Three developers this week at a city workshop, presented ideas to council members about what they’d like to build on the last “good-sized” piece of land the city owns in downtown Clermont – and it’s lakeside. CLERMONT – Three developers this week at a city workshop pitched projects to council members to be built on the last “good-sized” piece of ...

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BB-CRA issues RFP for tram project, reviews operation bids

The schematic shows a cross section of Gulf Drive with reconfigured parking and a 10-foot-wide path for a tram. Islander Courtesy Photos: City of Bradenton Beach BRADENTON BEACH – More planning and pricing are needed before the Bradenton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency creates a path for a shuttle service. Members voted 5-0 June 10 to issue a request for proposals ...

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Payne Park Skate Park Concession License

The City of Sarasota hereby notifies all interested proposers and the general public that the Evaluation Committee for the Payne Park Skate Park Concession License – Request For Proposal (RFP) will meet on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 1pm. Please note due to social distancing the max capacity for the SRQ Media Room at the City of Sarasota Annex building is ...

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New Smyrna Beach Utilities selects SageView as consultant for 2 DC plans

New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) Utilities Commission hired SageView Advisory Group as investment consultant for its $14 million 457 plan and $7 million 401(a) plan. The commission issued an RFP in January for a consultant to provide advisory plan review and assessment, investment policy statement services, investment menu due diligence, and plan review and assessment for the plans, according to the RFP. Other ...

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The Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) 2020 Universal Request for Proposals

THHI 2020 Universal Request for Proposals In anticipation of several funding opportunities that may become available over the next 12 months, for new and renewal projects, The Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) is issuing our 2020 Universal Request For Proposals (RFP). Please see the RFP Instructions for the list of available and anticipated funding for new and renewal projects for which THHI is ...

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Anna Maria reverses gear on pier negotiations, begins talks

Fine-tuning continues May 13 on the new Anna Maria City Pier, 101 Bay Blvd. Construction on the pier began in 2018 and is in its final stages.  The new Anna Maria City Pier, 101 Bay Blvd., with construction nearly complete, is silhouetted May 13 in the sparkle of the morning sun on Tampa Bay. Let the negotiations begin. During a ...

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