Washington

MDA pauses defensive hypersonic missile design to refocus plan

A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time, March 19, 2020, during a Department of Defense flight experiment. WASHINGTON — The Missile Defense Agency has paused its effort to design a defensive hypersonic missile and wants to refocus its plan of attack by concentrating on near-term options that could feed ...

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Washington Headquarters Services Issues RFP for Acquisition Directorate Support Recompete

Pentagon The Washington Headquarters Services has kicked off solicitations for the recompete of a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for analytic and technical support services to the WHS’ acquisition directorate. WHS said in a notice posted Friday on the SAM website the follow-on ATSS IDIQ will also include support for the Department of Defense’s acquisition and sustainment office and “fourth estate” agencies. The agency pegged the contract value at $1.5B. A selected ...

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Request for Proposal: Proposals for providing assistance to homeless households to obtain ID cards

Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from entities interested in providing assistance to homeless households in collecting documentation and obtaining a Washington state standard ID card. Commerce intends to award one contract to one county west of the crest of the Cascade mountain range with a population of one million or more and one county ...

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sedro-Woolley Housing Authority (SWHA) Landscape Maintenance Contract KCHA is soliciting bids on behalf of Sedro-Wooley Housing Authority for Landscape Maintenance for Hillsview Apartments, Cedar Grove I, II and II. Women and Minority owned companies are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020. Proposals are available at kcha.org/business/construction/open or via email ...

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US Army sets timeline for long-range assault helo prototypes

The Bell V-280 Valor completes final key performance parameters within the Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstration program, proving it can conduct high-level, low-speed agility maneuver. Bell is competing against Sikorsky to design and develop a future long-range assault aircraft for the U.S. Army. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is still considering two different paths to build prototypes for its future long-range ...

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AMERICAS: PORT OF SEATTLE CANCELS RFPS FOR NEW CRUISE TERMINAL PARTNER

In April, the Port of Seattle suspended its planning for a new cruise terminal to serve the Alaska market and now, following market analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is cancelling its request for industry proposals (RFP) for a joint investment to build and operate a new cruise terminal at Terminal 46. Prior to the pandemic, the Port ...

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Port of Seattle Cancels RFP Seeking Partner for New Cruise Terminal

The Port of Seattle has announced that it is cancelling its request for industry proposals for a joint investment to build and operate a proposed new cruise terminal at the location of Terminal 46. The announcement follows the port’s suspension of the planning for the new cruise terminal which was intended to serve the Alaska market, citing a need to ...

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Port cancels RFP for cruise terminal

SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle canceled its request for proposals for a joint investment to build and operate a new cruise terminal at Terminal 46. “Our current focus remains on public health,” said Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck in a news release. “We continue to work with public health partners and cruise stakeholders to determine the enhanced ...

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Port of Seattle cancels RFP for new cruise terminal partner

The Port of Seattle canceled its request for proposals for a joint investment to build and operate a new cruise facility at Terminal 46. In April the port suspended its planning for the terminal, citing a need to better understand the short- and long-term cruise industry market impacts from COVID-19 before investing in additional cruise facilities. Focus on cruise safety for ...

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INL seeks industry partners for lunar nuclear power system

Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA), the managing and operating contractor for the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory, has issued a request for information (RFI) on a fission surface power (FSP) system that can be operated on the Moon. The Moon pictured from the Apollo 10 spacecraft  Sponsored by NASA in collaboration with the Department of Energy and INL, ...

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CoStar eyes new riverfront office building

CoStar is eyeing another office building on land, pictured in the foreground, adjacent to the WestRock building. There soon could be a new addition to the city’s downtown riverfront skyline. Real estate research giant CoStar Group is under contract to purchase about 4 acres of undeveloped land at 600 Tredegar St., upon which it plans to build an office building, ...

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Walla Walla Public Schools Request for Proposals

Walla Walla Public Schools Request for Proposals Walla Walla High School Modernization Project BID PACKAGE 4 (E-Rate 470 #210000161) Walla Walla Public Schools requests proposals from qualified firms for Walla Walla High School Modernization Project BID PACKAGE 4 (E-Rate 470 #210000161).  This consists of structured cabling, switches, wireless access points, and UPS as outlined in the plans and specifications. The ...

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Should Army Compete With Industry On OMFV?

Industry sources say the Army shouldn’t enter its own in-house design team in the race to replace the M2 Bradley. Top Army officials told us why it would work. An Army soldier’s sketch for a future armored fighting vehicle. WASHINGTON: Is fourth time the charm? After three failed attempts to replace the Reagan-era M2 Bradley troop carrier with better tech for modern warfare, the Army ...

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Microsoft doubles down on sustainability efforts

Microsoft Inspire has kicked off with a number of major announcements across Microsoft’s Azure, Microsoft 365, business applications, security, enablement, and sustainability initiatives.In this story we focus on the company’s sustainability announcements. The company continues to forge a path to becoming carbon negative by 2030.  “This fiscal year, Microsoft is taking concrete steps to remove one million metric tonnes of ...

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CMMC Heads to the STARS: Important Cybersecurity Provisions in GSA’s 8(a) STARS III RFP

One of the hottest topics for government contractors is the General Services Administration’s (GSA) recent release of the updated 8(a) STARS III request for proposal (RFP). With proposals due by August 19, 2020, many contractors are knee deep in preparing responses to this critical multiple-award RFP. The RFP includes provisions to address the Department of Defense’s (DOD) upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity ...

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Firms Rev Up For B-52 Re-Engine Battle

The Air Force hopes replacing the engines will keep the venerable B-52 in the air through 2050 — just two years shy of a century. B-52 Stratofortress WASHINGTON: The race for the Air Force’s program to replace the aging engines on the B-52 bomber kicks into high gear on today, with the closing of the window for the three contestants to submit ...

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City of Tacoma-REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

City of Tacoma Human Resources/Compensation & Benefits REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS HR20-0219F Life and Disability Plan Administration Submittal Deadline: 11:00 a.m., Pacific Time, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Submittal Delivery: Sealed submittals will be received as follows: By Email: bids@cityoftacoma.org Maximum file size: 35 MB. Multiple emails may be sent for each submittal Until further notice, public Bid Opening meetings have been ...

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Progress on our goal to be carbon negative by 2030

In January, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, President Brad Smith, and Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood launched a bold new environmental sustainability initiative focusing on carbon, water, waste and biodiversity. We began this work by announcing one of the most ambitious carbon commitments put forward by any company: Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030 and remove from the environment more ...

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Making privatization a priority

FILE – In this July 15, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Atlanta. President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hands-off approach to the coronavirus crisis in recent days even as ...

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Port Townsend Golf Club future discussed

Golf only for now; scope to potentially broaden later PORT TOWNSEND — The majority of Port Townsend City Council members have agreed to limit a request for proposals for the Port Townsend Golf Club to only management of a golf course. Broadening the use of the golf club to include other recreational activities could come later, said City Manager John ...

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