Diversity & Inclusion 2021 Conference Request for Proposals

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for professional speakers for the upcoming 2021 Webster University Diversity & Inclusion Conference.  2021 Diversity & Inclusion ConferenceFeb. 23-25. General Information RFPs are due by email no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. Proposals should be submitted online or emailed directly to vincentflewellen@webster.edu with the subject line: RFP – ...

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Federal officials making changes to some oil-lease terms

NEW ORLEANS — A federal oil lease sale in November will be the first in a decade to offer 10-year leases at some depths. Since 2010, leases in depths of 800 to 1600 meters (about a half-mile to nearly a mile) have run for seven years, with a three-year extension available for companies that have started a well on their ...

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This Nobel-winning idea has failed India

Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson, the winners of the 2020 Nobel prize in economic sciences | TT NEWS AGENCY / A. WIKLUND / VIA REUTERS Economists like to think of themselves as mathematicians — or, if feeling momentarily humbler, as physicists. This year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in economics, however, seem to conceive of themselves more as ...

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Tax authority calls global tender for excise duty stickers

As a stop-gap measure, the Inland Revenue Department has ordered Janak Education Material Centre to print nearly 100 million stickers. Nearly a year after the tax authority invited a global tender for excise duty stickers that landed in a legal dispute, the Inland Revenue Department has once again invited a global tender for the stickers. The department issued a tender ...

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Adani Group, Piramal among 4 bidders for DHFL, lenders stare at over ₹60,000 cr write-off

Sources say the US-based Oaktree and Hong Kong-based SC Lowy submitted bids for DHFL on 17 Oct, the last date to submit final bids New Delhi: Adani Group and Piramal Enterprises are among the four entities that have placed bids for DHFL, the first financial services player undergoing insolvency process, according to sources. Besides, sources said, the US-based Oaktree and Hong Kong-based ...

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India prepares to confront China, foot soldiers to be equipped with modern weapons

New DelhiAmid increasing tension this year between India and China over the LAC of Ladakh, the Indian Army started procuring arms to strengthen itself. In fact, in the last decade, the Army is now moving strongly with its long roadmap for new assault rifles, short-quarter battle carbines and light machine guns. For a strong army of more than 1.2 million ...

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City of Sioux Falls looking to add art to the downtown parking ramp

The City of Sioux Falls is hoping to add some art to the blank side of a downtown parking ramp which was initially part of a project called The Village on the River. The Mall Avenue Parking Ramp opened about a month ago without the hotel rooms, event center space and restaurants after the public-private partnership fell through for the ...

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Another Covid Casualty: Bus Shelter Advertising

City staff is urging City Council to nail down a two-year extension of its bus shelter advertising contract with its current supplier, Outfront Media. The company has been the city bus shelter advertising supplier since 2002 and the staff recommendation is to sole-source the extension because of poor market conditions. The staff report says they were all set to issue ...

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MCX calls bids for new trading and clearing software

Existing service provider 63 moons term ends in September 2022 Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has sought application from software companies to provide new trading and clearing software as the contract with the existing 63 moons (formerly Financial Technologies) comes to an end in September 2022. In the Request for Proposal issued on Saturday, MCX said bidders should provide an earnest ...

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City Commission Approves New State and Federal Lobbying Contract

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the City Commissioners approved the adoption of a new lobbying contract that will combine both federal and state lobbying services, as opposed to the current model that maintains separation between the two levels of government. The annual fiscal impact of the contract will be $50,000. Five years ago the city was paying $220,000 per year for state and ...

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Jet Airways lenders approve bid by Kalrock Capital consortium

Lenders to Jet Airways (India) Ltd approved on Saturday a resolution plan to revive the airline that was grounded one-and-a-half years ago. The Committee of Creditors cleared the plan submitted by the UK-based Kalrock Capital and the UAE-based entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan, the airline said in a stock-exchange filing. Ashish Chhawchharia, Jet’s insolvency resolution professional, will now seek approval for ...

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What is an RFP

Definition or RFP: The proposal request (PPR) is an enterprise paper announcing and providing details of a project and requesting bids from contractors who will assist in project completion. Many companies tend to use RFPs, and in many situations only calls for proposals are used by governments. The organization would need to review the bids to examine the feasibility, the ...

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Guaranteed return NPS products in the pipeline: PFRDA chief

New pension fund managers, higher fund management charges in the offing You could get an opportunity to buy guaranteed return products from the National Pension System (NPS) for building your retirement corpus. So far, the NPS has remained a market-linked pension scheme. But Pension Fund Regulatory Authority of India (PFRDA) chairman Supratim Bandyopadhyay on Thursday said that an assured return ...

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READER POLL: Has Litigation Led to Change?

INDUSTRY TRENDS AND RESEARCH At times it seems that every plan in American with more than $1 billion in assets has fallen short of at least what the plaintiffs’ bar has sought to establish as prudent. This week, we asked readers how, if at all, their practices have adjusted. The retirement industry has been confronted with excessive fee litigation of ...

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MCX invites proposals for New Derivatives platform

The Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX), India’s first listed exchange, aims to implement a new advanced Commodity Derivatives Platform (CDP) for its trading and clearing related services. Apropos to that MCX invites proposals from interested bidders for supply, installation, implementation, training, and support, etc. of the derivatives platform. The details and the Request for Proposal (RFP) documents would ...

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Penang Hill cable car project: RFP out next month

File pic. For illustration purposes only. GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government, through Penang Hill Corporation (PHC), is expected to call for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Penang Hill cable car project next month. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (DAP-Padang Kota) said the project will proceed with cooperation from the private sector after the federal government announced in April ...

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How RFPs Contribute to Failed Digitization Efforts

The procurement strategies of the past are no longer enough to meet the demands of the ever-evolving technology-enabled world we live in. It’s estimated an average of only 22% of digital transformation efforts achieve the desired outcomes—something many government CIOs have experienced. While there are a number of factors that add to these failures—poor implementation, inadequate technology, or the wrong ...

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Prasar Bharati Cuts Ties With PTI, Says it Will Invite Bids from ‘Domestic News Agencies’

The move, which comes in the wake of official resentment over the news agency’s independent coverage, will hurt PTI financially but not be a body blow. The Press Trust of India building on Parliament Street, New Delhi. New Delhi: After voicing its unhappiness over the Press Trust of India’s independent coverage for some time now, the government-owned broadcaster Prasar Bharati has ...

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Comments on the RFP for Ft. Steilacoom redo of Kiddie Park

The City of Lakewood recently issued a Request for Proposal to replace the playground at Ft. Steilacoom that serves 2-5-year-olds. On “Replacement of the 2-5 year old playground” at Fort Steilacoom Park I wrote a comment in The Suburban Times concerning the City of Lakewood’s RFP announcement of for Fort Steilacoom Park All-Access Playground, their intent being the “replacement of the 2-5 year old playground” ...

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‘Procurement processes for fire trucks, stations on track’

The Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) on Wednesday assured Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto that the procurement process for fire trucks and the fire station needs of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is on track. The assurance came after Recto voiced concerns on the government’s alleged failure to deliver “P3.27-billion worth of supplies, materials, and buildings” to the ...

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