Judge refuses to block ”No Boycott of Israel” measure

College Park (Maryland), Oct 27, A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit in which a Muslim civil rights group sought to block the state of Maryland from enforcing its ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel. US District Judge Catherine Blake didn”t reach a decision on whether the executive order that Maryland Gov Larry Hogan signed in ...

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Province embraces finest in environmental negligence

Privatizing provincial parks is short sighted Premier Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba have issued a request for proposals (RFP) on how to start privatizing Manitoba’s provincial parks. As of Oct. 13, the RFP is seeking to evaluate 76 of the province’s 92 provincial parks and has emphasized public divestment. The winners of the bid will also ...

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City OKs loan refinancing

VALDOSTA – The refinancing of some city loans could save Valdosta $2 million during a 13-year payback period.  It will be like refinancing a house, said Chuck Dinkins, Valdosta finance director, during the Valdosta City Council meeting last week. The city originally borrowed these loans, of which there are six, from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority for water and sewer improvements. When ...

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Sales Success Strategies Include RFP and Proposal Automation from SalesEdge

Women-owned NH Tech Company Recognized as a Fastest Growing Firm MANCHESTER, N.H., — Sales enablement leaders improve sales performance using RFP and proposal automation technology, helping sales and proposal professionals create proposals that win more business. This success strategy has propelled SalesEdge LLC to rank with the top 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Firms in New Hampshire. SalesEdge, a women–owned NH Tech company offering RFP and Proposal Automation software solutions ...

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The city of Columbia needs survey responses for Community Development Block Grant

COLUMBIA, Mo. The City of Columbia is going to receive an additional $737,588 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) due to Congress passing of the CARES Act. City of Columbia Housing Programs Manager Randy Cole says “We are entering into a public engagement and formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process ...

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Will ICE open other detention facilities in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking to add other centers that would house immigration detainees in New York and New Jersey as their population in the area and nationwide has declined, due in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  ICE is soliciting information for detention sites, which would house up to 900 detainees, within a 60-mile radius of its New York City field office in New York ...

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Online only auctions in Wales and Ireland as virus ‘fire breaks’ begin

Auction houses in Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland are adjusting their sales calendars to accommodate the latest set of Covid-19 restrictions. Prime minister Boris Johnson announced a three-tier coronavirus lockdown system for England while other regions have different restrictions and measures in place. A coronavirus ‘firebreak’ will run in Wales, set to end on November 9. A Welsh Government spokesperson ...

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The Times They Are a-Changin’ – What We Know (and Still Don’t Know) About the New Federal Procurement Processes

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Shared Services Canada (SSC), the two federal departments responsible for the large majority of government purchasing, have been working on procurement modernization for several years. This bulletin provides an update on the status of the following initiatives: SSC Procure-to-Pay (P2P) PortalPSPC Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS) and the CanadaBuys websitePSPC’s modification of the Standard Acquisition ...

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Australia calls for bids on the biometric platform for passenger declarations, visas

Australia’s Home Affairs Department has launched a call to tender for the installation of a biometric technology system that will facilitate seamless digital passenger declarations and visa processes for persons traveling in and out of the country. According to a report by iTnews, the government has called on prospective companies to bid for the deployment of the reusable permissions capability platform ...

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Mayor Lightfoot Celebrates Accomplishments of Invest South/West on One-Year Anniversary

Mayor’s signature initiative has laid the foundation for equitable, long-term economic development in 10 South and West Side communities and catalyzed nearly $400 million of committed investment Mayor’s Press Office    312.744.3334 Download this Press Release CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined Department of Planning and Development Commissioner Maurice Cox along with local and community leaders and private sector and ...

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Somerset County wants consultant for 457 plan

Somerset County, Somerville, N.J., is searching for an investment consultant for its 457 plan. The county is seeking a firm to deliver “retirement plan consulting and investment authority services” for the plan, according to an RFP posted on the county’s website. The RFP did not provide further information on the plan’s asset size or whether a firm currently provides these ...

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Best New Loyalty Program: QuickChek

The new QuickChek Rewards program focuses on foodservice while putting customers first, ensuring offers are personalized to what they actually buy and want. In September, Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based QuickChek, with 160 fresh convenience market locations including 89 stores with fuel throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley, and Long Island, introduced its new QuickChek Rewards loyalty program. The program enables customers ...

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The Ames City Council will discuss developers for low-income housing proposal

Rachel Junck, Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen and Tim Gartin sworn in on Ames City Council on Jan. 1 by Magistrate Jessica Henry. The Ames City Council will discuss a resolution selecting partners on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Development Proposal (LIHTC) and the Iowa State University Child Care task force final report as part of their Tuesday night agenda. Back in July, ...

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Ohio workers comp fund seeks investment consultant

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, is to launch a search Tuesday for at least one investment consultant, spokesman Tony Gottschalk confirmed. The bureau, which oversees $26.6 billion in state insurance assets including the $24 billion State Insurance Fund, is issuing the RFP due to the pending expiration of current consultant RVK’s contract on June 30. RVK, which provides general ...

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Singapore to import electricity from Malaysia next year

Electricity imports could begin as early as end-2021, through the existing electricity interconnector between Singapore and Malaysia. SINGAPORE: Singapore will be embarking on a two-year trial for electricity imports from Peninsular Malaysia, according to the Energy Market Authority (EMA). “To meet our climate change commitments, there is a need to change the way Singapore produces and uses energy. “Tapping on ...

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Internet Service Provider – Brevard Housing Residents

Internet Service Provider – Brevard Housing Residents Brevard Housing Authority seeks competitive proposals from qualified internet service providers to build out a network of access points for Brevard Housing residents in their homes. Contact Rhodney Norman at rnorman@haca.org for the full RFP. Proposals are due by 12:00 noon on 11/17/2020. Source: https://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2020/10/26/legal-notices/internet-service-provider-brevard-housing-residents/46922.html

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Uganda: Ballot Paper Saga – Foreign Firms Bid Shs17b Higher

New information about the ongoing ballot printing procurement saga shows that the foreign companies won the contract bid about Shs18b higher than the local firms. According to the information obtained by Daily Monitor, the local printers quoted Shs41.7b for the six lots of ballot printing while the foreign firms quoted Shs59.5b. Six local printing companies: Picfare Industries Ltd; Graphic Systems ...

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Russia’s Lukoil says harsh tax policy will stunt recovery: agencies

Industry players have been fighting a Russian government drive to raise taxes on oil and mining companies, as Moscow seeks to plug fiscal gaps left by lower oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic MOSCOW: The head of Russia’s second-largest oil producer Lukoil said on Sunday that he expects oil prices to rise to $50 a barrel in the first quarter of next year but ...

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Fusion21 invites bids for £1.1bn facilities management framework

Procurement organization Fusion21 is seeking contractors interested in providing facilities management services to the public sector. Fusion21’s new workplace & facilities framework could be worth up to £1.1bn over the four-year term, the organisation says. It will provide a procurement short-cut for public sector organisations in the blue light, central government, education, health, housing and local authority sectors. It is ...

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The government sells additional P5 billion T-bills as demand remains strong

Photo shows the Bureau of the Treasury building in Manila. On Monday, the BTr fully awarded P20 billion in Treasury Bills as it saw continuing strong demand for government securities in the local debt market. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) on Monday fully awarded P20 billion in Treasury Bills (T-bills) as demand for government securities remains strong. The auction ...

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