South Carolina

North Augusta takes a step forward on the new fire station

From the request for proposals information packet, this shows what North Augusta’s new Fore Station 1 will look like,=,(WRDW) NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – A request for proposals has been posted on the city of North Augusta’s website for construction services to build a 10,500-square-foot fire station. This is the new facility and location of North Augusta’s Fire Station 1. The ...

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Energy Department unveils final request for $21B radioactive waste contract at SRS

An aerial view of a portion of the Savannah River Site, a U.S. Department of Energy complex south of Aiken. The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday published its final request for proposals for the multibillion-dollar Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract, swinging open the doors to pitches from the nuclear industry. The yearslong contract – a brew of ...

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DDEC picks 3 candidates for PROtech project in Yabucoa

PROTech’s master plan follows a similar project existing in Hawaii. The Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC, in Spanish) announced the completion of the Request for Qualifications application process to develop the proposed $300 million Puerto Rico Ocean Technology Complex (PROTech) in Yabucoa. As a result, three companies — WSP USA Building, Inc./Marvel Marchand, Agru America, and Energy Center ...

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DHEC now accepting applications for projects aimed at reducing diesel emissions

Grant funding is now available for the replacement or upgrade of older diesel vehicles, engines, and equipment to help reduce diesel emissions and improve air quality in South Carolina. Diesel emissions make up a significant portion of the mobile source air pollution in South Carolina. For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control ...

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Lawsuit reveals standardized test drama in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — Depositions filed in federal court last week revealed the internal drama behind the selection of standardized tests and the rivalry between the former state superintendent of schools and a lobbyist. It was a rivalry that spilled into social media with attacks on the Department of Education, state education officials allegedly threatening one major testing supplier and even pressuring ...

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Newberry Closer to Automated Metering

NEWBERRY – Newberry may be one step closer to instituting a program they have been working on since 2015. During the June 22 Commission meeting, City Manager Mike New reviewed progress in researching and establishing an Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program for Newberry. Commissioners authorized New to negotiate an agreement with the only company compliant with a request for proposal ...

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Final RFP for standalone Savannah River National Lab contract could come next month

The Savannah River National Laboratory is at the Savannah River Site, about 30 minutes south of Aiken. The final request for proposals for the standalone Savannah River National Laboratory management contract is expected in the near future. The U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear cleanup office, Environmental Management, anticipates the final RFP – a consequential step in the procurement process – ...

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Jail project could be delayed again

COVID-19 may delay a major jail project that has suffered a series of delays since the aging facility’s door-locking system began to fail in early 2019. “(Completion) was projected by the end of June, but it all depends upon delivery,” said Beaufort County Manager Brian Alligood. According to Beaufort County Public Works Director Christina Smith, Montgomery Technology Systems, which has ...

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Final RFP for Savannah River nuclear waste, materials contract could come in September

The Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site, a plant that is involved in the liquid-waste mission. The final request for proposals for the upcoming Integrated Mission Completion Contract at the Savannah River Site is expected no sooner than September, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, which oversees the south-of-Aiken nuclear reserve. The Energy Department in February ...

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