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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Council Awards Tender For Interactive Water Feature

After eight years and three city councils, the City of Portage la Prairie is ready to break land on the new Simplot Central Park interactive fountain. Council made the vote to award a tender for the construction of the project at last evening’s council meeting. City councillor Melissa Draycott gives us the park details. “This park is located on 4th ...

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Commissioners reject radio comms proposals

Proposals to upgrade the county’s radio communications made it to the chopping block after being placed on the Cooke County Commissioners’ Court meeting agenda for the third time in recent weeks. On Monday, May 18, members of the court unanimously agreed to reject all proposals to upgrade the county’s public safety radio communications system. Commissioners meet inside the Commissioners’ Courtroom ...

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Lighfoot Announces $56 Million RFP For Expansion Of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

CHICAGO (CBS) — In the latest effort to track and trace COVID-19 cases in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans for the city putting out a $56 million RFP (request for proposals) to enhance tracing efforts. The money will come from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The goal is to certify a dedicated staff committed to contact ...

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$1,000 to download a movie: Life in London’s broadband dead zones

Even inside city limits, there are spots with no access to broadband Internet Chris Rudi operates her mattress business from an area of Fanshawe Park Road with no broadband internet service. To avoid sky-high data charges, she takes her cellphone to a breakfast place with free WiFi. (Submitted by Chris Rudi) Londoner Jim Gillies would like to video chat with his ...

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B.C. begins new round of affordable housing projects

VANCOUVER — Government officials in B.C. are asking non-profit and Indigenous housing societies, First Nations, housing co-operatives and municipalities to submit ideas for new affordable housing projects. The projects will be considered for the second intake of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund. The fund was announced in 2018 as part of B.C.’s 10-year, $7-billion housing plan. The fund has ...

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Lufthansa completes €9bn rescue deal with German government

Lufthansa has agreed a €9 billion bailout with the German federal government as it sees to avoid financial collapse in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The airline has been severely affected by a decline in travel during the pandemic. Under the plans, the Economic Stabilisation Fund (WSF) will take a 20 per cent stake in the airline, which it ...

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Israel Taps Local Firm IDE in Desalination Tender Over Hong Kong Rival

View of the Sorek Desalination Plant.  Jerusalem (Reuters/Hamodia) – Israel on Tuesday chose local company IDE Technologies over a Chinese-linked rival to build the country’s largest desalination plant to help battle water shortages that could arise from climate change. The new desalination plant will be added to five facilities already in operation in Israel. The project, to be financed by a ...

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PH makes it easier for reinsurers to bid for insurance of public assets in disaster-prone areas

The Philippines will invite reinsurers for the re-bidding of the planned P2-billion national indemnity insurance program to insure and protect public assets in disaster-prone areas, this time with less stringent documentary requirements. In Resolution No. 10-2020, the interagency Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) said it this month amended the bidding documents for procurement of international brokers and reinsurers for the ...

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: The Housing Authority of Skagit County

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (General Contractor Services) Notice The Housing Authority of Skagit County is soliciting proposals from Washington general contractors for a new project consisting of 51 housing units in Mt. Vernon, WA on a 4.58-acre site located at 4100 E. College Way. Contractors meeting minimum requirements must submit to Lucy Zappone a written proposal, according to published criteria, by ...

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Puerto Rico citizens’ groups challenge utility plan for 500 MW of temporary generation

At least two renewable energy firms decided not to bid on the utility’s procurement, which calls for generation equipment with a 90% capacity factor. A former chairman of the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau also comments on the plan, and shares his vision of Puerto Rico reaching 100% renewables by 2030. sonnen As Puerto Rico’s electric utility PREPA awaits a decision ...

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TRINITY BAY CONSERVATION DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR LEGAL SERVICES

TRINITY BAY CONSERVATION DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR LEGAL SERVICES TRINITY BAY CONSERVATION DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR LEGAL SERVICES Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for legal services will be received at Trinity Bay Conservation District office at P.O. Box 599, 2500 SH 124, Stowell, Texas 77661 until 2:00 p.m. on June 11, 2020, at which time they will be opened and then reviewed ...

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China Airlines issues A350-900 leaseback RFP: sources

China Airlines has issued a request for proposals for the sale and leaseback of two Airbus A350-900s, according to two sources. The Taiwanese flag carrier has returned to the market after agreeing to sell and lease back five A330-300s earlier this month. The deadline for bids on the A350s is 1 June, and the airline is seeking an average lease ...

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Malta launches 15 MW solar tender

The government wants to procure several 1 MW-plus solar plants. The tender is the third of its kind, and part of the 50 MW incentive scheme the island’s government launched in November 2017. The latest procurement exercise is the final round of the island nation’s 50 MW tender program. Malta’s Ministry for Energy and Water Management has launched a tender ...

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Efforts underway to get food from US farms to the needy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs. Now some states are providing more money to help pay for food that might otherwise go to waste, the ...

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States give few details on billions of dollars spent on medical supplies

Ground crew at Los Angeles International Airport unload supplies of medical personal protective equipment from a China Southern Cargo plane upon its arrival April 10, 2020. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing machines during the coronavirus pandemic. But more than two months into the buying binge, ...

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Croydon BID’s new chair says town centre to reopen on June 1

Croydon BID, the town centre business “improvement” organisation, has appointed a former personnel manager for Gatwick Airport as its latest chair. Darren Hockaday: new BID chair, with a mastery of bullshit In his first statement as chair of Croydon BID, Darren Hockaday announced that his organisation and Croydon Council want to reopen the town’s shopping centres from the coronavirus lockdown ...

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Coronavirus: Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany

Lufthansa has agreed a rescue deal worth €9bn (£8bn) with the German government that saves it from collapse. The German airline has been severely affected by a decline in travel due to the coronavirus and closed its budget airline Germanwings in April . The German government will take a 20% stake in the firm, which it intends to sell by the end ...

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Virus obstructs US and UK bids for $800m South Korea helicopter deal

Travel restrictions and spending cuts muddy defence sector outlook Leonardo, which makes AgustaWestland Wildcat helicopters, was the only bidder in 2018 Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.comT&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may ...

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States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies

Jefferson City (US), May 25 (AP) States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing machines during the coronavirus pandemic. But more than two months into the buying binge, many aren”t sharing details about how much they”re spending, what they”re getting for their money or which companies they”re paying. An Associated Press survey ...

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