Washington, D.C.

D.C. Releases New Development RFP With Emphasis On ‘Disadvantaged’ Bidders

D.C. is looking to make its development awards more equitable as it begins to roll out a series of requests for proposals. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration released a new RFP Wednesday for the site of two former elementary school buildings at 33-45 P St. NW in Truxton Circle.  The RFP is the first issued under a new set of priority rules aimed ...

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GAO Sustains NSA Award Protest Due to Unmet Security Clearance Requirements

In the Matter of M.C. Dean, Inc. decided last month by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the protestor (Dean) challenged the NSA’s contract award to PTSI Managed Services (PTSI). The award called for the maintenance, installation, and other services of the NSA’s enterprise physical security system. In other words, the awardee was to be hands-on involved in sustainment and upgrades of a classified facility ...

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GSA Releases 8(a) STARS III GWAC RFP; Emily Murphy Quoted

Emily Murphy Administrator GSA The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued the solicitation for the 8(a) STARS III governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC), the agency announced Monday. “I am very proud of GSA’s work in developing the STARS III GWAC with a contract ceiling of $50 billion, more than twice the size of STARS II,” said Emily Murphy, administrator of GSA and 2020 Wash100 awardee. ...

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Senate Defense Authorization Amendment Looks to Advance More Secure Software Procurement

Defense officials would outline requirements and procedures with implications for all the federal government. A small nugget in the National Defense Authorization Act under debate on the Senate floor could have big implications by requiring Defense Department solicitations to include certain software security criteria.  “The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, in coordination with the Chief Information Officer ...

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GSA Opens Bids for Largest Governmentwide Small Business Contract to Date

The final request for proposals is out for GSA’s IT services-focused 8(a) STARS III contract, which will have a ceiling of $50 billion. Shortly after canceling one IT contract vehicle for small businesses and raising the ceiling on another, the General Services Administration released the final request for proposals for its largest small business governmentwide contract to date: the third iteration of ...

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NASA Posts Draft RFP for Follow-On CubeSat Launch Service Program

CubeSat NASA has drafted a request for proposals to determine potential commercial sources of a launch service offering for small satellites known as CubeSats. The space agency said in a draft RFP notice posted Thursday it will accept input from prospective offerors for the Venture Class Launch Service Demo 2 effort through July 14. According to NASA, it will offer contracting opportunities to companies that have the ...

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GSA Boosts Ceiling to $50 Billion on Upcoming STARS III Contract

The General Services Administration on June 22 issued a presolicitation notice for its 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services III (STARS III) government-wide acquisition contract, an IT vehicle that’s set aside for economically disadvantaged small businesses. GSA announced that the estimated ceiling value of STARS III has been increased to $50 billion from the $15 billion that was set in an ...

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Douglas Development scraps hotel plans for former DEQ building; now opting for apartments

Douglas Development is now planning to convert the building into apartments. The damage inflicted on the hotel industry by the coronavirus has led a prominent Washington, D.C.-based developer to shift gears on one of its already in-progress projects in downtown Richmond. Douglas Development is opting to convert the former Virginia Department of Environmental Quality building at 629 E. Main St. ...

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JP Morgan to Advise Freddie Mac in Planned Recapitalization, Conservatorship Exit

FHFA DIRECTOR MARK CALABRIA. Banking giant J.P. Morgan Chase has been tapped by Freddie Mac to advise the government-backed mortgage behemoth on its recapitalization and planned exit from federal conservatorship, a status it and its sister entity Fannie Mae have been under since September 2008.  J.P. Morgan was selected by Freddie Mac after a bidding war via a competitive request for proposal (RFP) that it had ...

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FBI Seeks Governance Risk Compliance Tool

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking proposals for a Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) tool to enable the Office of the CIO within the FBI’s Enterprise Information Security Section (EISS) to provide automated security processes and enhance reporting abilities. “In addition to the software suite and service management, the Offeror shall provide guidance to optimize technology, people, and processes across ...

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NAVSEA Issues RFP For LCS Lethality And Survivability Upgrade, LUSV Combat System

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare System (PEO IWS) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) lethality and survivability upgrades and the Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle (LUSV) combat system. The RFP was issued on beta.sam.gov on May 22, 2020. The solicitation reads: The purpose of this update is to ...

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USAF Releases B-52 Engine Replacement RFP, Award Expected July 2021

The Air Force on May 19 issued its request for proposals on the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program, calling for responses by July and a contract award expected in June 2021. GE Aviation, Raytheon Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney unit, and Rolls-Royce have all said they will compete. The service, in the RFP, confirmed it wants to buy a total of ...

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DOE issues RFPs for crude oil sale for SPR

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a request for proposals to purchase up to 1 million barrels of sweet crude oil for the federal Strategic Petroleum to test the oil market, Kallanish Energy reports. The oil is for July delivery to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Texas and Louisiana with early deliveries accepted in June. Bids must be received by May ...

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FEMA Awards USVIEDA $362,000 to Renovate Fleming House

Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien, Office of Disaster Recovery Director The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program has approved $362,639 in funding for exterior and interior repairs to the Fleming House in Frederiksted, which houses the offices of the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA). The two-story historic site constructed in 1887 has been home to the ...

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REFILE-BRIEF-Fannie Mae To Issue Request For Proposals To Hire Financial Advisor

Federal National Mortgage Association : * FANNIE MAE TO ISSUE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO HIRE FINANCIAL ADVISOR * FANNIE MAE – TO ISSUE RFP TO HIRE FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO ASSIST IN DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING PLAN FOR RESPONSIBLY ENDING CONSERVATORSHIP. Source: https://in.reuters.com/article/idINFWN2D00SZ

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SDA Issues Draft RFP for Tracking Layer Tranche 0 Wide Field of View Satellites

The Space Development Agency has released a draft request for proposals for a program to design, develop and test up to eight satellites that will comprise the Tracking Layer Tranche 0 of the proliferated National Defense Space Architecture in low-Earth orbit. The tracking layer seeks to detect, track and target hypersonic weapons and other advanced missile threats and the draft RFP posted May 11 is ...

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DOE Acts on President Trump’s Order to Purchase Oil for the SPR: Releases RFP Announcing Crude Oil Purchase to Test the Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to purchase up to one million barrels of sweet crude oil to test the oil market. The oil is for delivery to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) during July with early deliveries accepted in June. Under this solicitation, DOE will purchase crude sourced from small ...

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Mayor Bowser Closes Deal on Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Community Spring Flats in Ward 4

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), announced the closing of financing on Spring Flats in Ward 4, a long-awaited 185-unit affordable housing community. This project represents the strong partnership between District Government agencies to successfully leverage a toolkit ...

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Douglas Jemal speaks out: ‘It’s an opportunity of a lifetime for Richmond’

Earlier this year, Douglas Jemal’s company had offered to purchase 15 acres of the Navy Hill area.  This week’s news about an offer on a portion of the land previously planned for the failed Navy Hill project got the attention of one interested party in particular: real estate developer Douglas Jemal. The founder and president of D.C.-based Douglas Development had ...

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Bids Requested For Repairs To The West End Community Centre

Eight contractors in the BVI have received invitations to bid for the project to repair the West End Community Centre which serves as a primary emergency shelter for residents in the British Virgin Islands. Officials from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Health Emergencies Programme visited the BVI in February of this year and met with representatives from the Premier’s ...

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