G-Cloud 12: Digital transformation for the public sector

Crown Commercial Service provides an update on G-Cloud 12, one way in which digital transformation for the public sector is enabled Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G-Cloud framework reached a new milestone this year as it was announced that over £8.4 billion of cloud services have been purchased using the framework since it launched in 2012. The latest version of the framework ...

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GAO Confirms Yet Another Benefit Of Mentor-Protégé Programs

Mentor-protégé programs, such as the government-wide one at the SBA for all small business concerns, are designed to help small contractors engage in federal contracting by allowing larger, more experienced mentor firms to provide assistance to protégés. Generally, the proteges receive financial, technical, or management aid from mentors, and the mentors may receive subcontracting goal credits, reimbursement of expenses, and other incentives ...

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AP selects Essar Steel as a JV partner for Kadapa steel plant, issues orders

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy at the foundation laying event of Kadapa steel plant in Jammalamadugu mandal. The Andhra Pradesh Government has issued orders to induct Essar Steel Limited as the strategic partner for developing a high-grade steel plant under a joint venture in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. State special Chief Secretary R Karikal Valavan, in an ...

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Tridentis, LLC

Highlights Tridentis, LLC, a small business of Alexandria, Virginia, protests the disqualification of its proposal by the Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command, under request for proposals (RFP) No. N00178-19-R-3500, issued for ship integration services. Tridentis argues that its proposal was unreasonably excluded for not meeting a solicitation requirement that involved a matter of responsibility, and, therefore was ...

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Massachusetts Invites Bids for 1600 MW Offshore Wind Projects

Massachusetts electric utility companies have opened their third offshore wind solicitation, releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind power, twice the capacity they contracted in the previous rounds. The Baker administration announced the RFP on Friday, for which confidential bids are due by September 16 and public proposal submission deadline is September 23. The winning ...

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Addition Of Soccer And Rugby Fields At Montague Park Gets Approval

A lease to Chattanooga Football Club to build soccer and rugby fields on land adjacent to the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park was approved by the Regional Planning Commission on Monday. The lease agreement went through a Request for Proposal process twice and the winning bid both times was the CFC. The first time was in August 2019 but because ...

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Massachusetts Issues RFP for Additional Offshore Wind Capacity

With backing from electric utilities, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the state is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for an additional offshore wind contract, according to a recent article from Milford Daily News. According to the article, the RFP seeks bids of “at least 400 MW and up to 1600 MW of offshore wind energy generation.”  The 1,600 MW that the ...

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Public Announcement – RFP Released For Southern Maryland Workforce Development Area One-Stop Operator

Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board and the Southern Maryland Chief Elected Officials have released a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a One-Stop Operator in Southern Maryland Workforce Development Area.   The RFP will be posted on https://somdworkforceboard.org/board-documents/ or you can email malaw528@aol.com to request the RFP.   The proposal is due June 11, 2021.  Source: https://southernmarylandchronicle.com/2021/05/11/public-announcement-rfp-released-for-southern-maryland-workforce-development-area-one-stop-operator/

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California community energy group signs PPA for 50MW / 200MWh solar-plus-storage project

Desert Community Energy also signed off-take deals for wind power with power producer Terra-Gen in February. Image: Desert Community Energy via Twitter, cropped by Andy Colthorpe. A long-term power purchase agreement has been signed for the output of a 50MW solar farm with 200MWh of battery storage, by Desert Community Energy, one of several Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) energy suppliers ...

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Legals for May 11, 2021

Superior Court of Washington, County of OKANOGAN In re: Petitioner/s (person/s who started this case): | No. 21-3-000542 SHELBY PETERS | Summons Served by Publication | (SMPB) And Respondent/s (other party/parties) | ERIK NELSON | ____________________________________|__________________________________ Summons Served by Publication (Note to Publisher: Publish everything but the text following unchecked boxes. Fill in the date of the first publication.) To ...

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Recent GAO Decision Demonstrates the Utility of Pre-award Protests

In a time of uncertain federal budgets and an increasingly crowded marketplace, contractors of all sizes are on the lookout for ways to enhance their chances of winning federal business opportunities. Step one in this process is, of course, the identification of the government’s needs—which are typically codified in requests for proposals or quotations. Step two (i.e., the “pursuit” phase) involves ...

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Rockville’s Aurinia Unveils Patient Navigation Grant Program to Address Access Barriers for Individuals Living with Lupus and Lupus Nephritis

– Company-sponsored program seeks proposals to help patients in the U.S. make informed health choices and support underserved populations with these conditions – – Submission process opens on World Lupus Day, Monday May 10, deadline to submit proposals is June 1, 2021 – VICTORIA, British Columbia & ROCKVILLE, Md.– Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AUPH / TSX: AUP) (Aurinia or the Company) today, ...

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Wakayama to name IR operator by end of April

Wakayama prefecture has confirmed to Inside Asian Gaming that it will announce its selected operator candidate for an integrated resort by the end of this month. The prefecture stopped accepting RFP documentation from candidate operators on 15 January, receiving applications from just two candidates – Suncity Group Holdings Japan Co Ltd and Clairvest Neem Ventures (Tokyo). Wakayama had established a selection committee ...

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Few details as Water Board vets executive director candidates

NIAGARA FALLS Full board interviews in private in executive director search. The full Niagara Falls Water Board met in a closed-door executive session Tuesday night to conduct interviews with an undisclosed number of candidates to fill the agency’s vacant executive director position. The quest for a new executive director has been largely shrouded in secrecy since the board acted, at ...

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Replacing outdated public safety radio system still has Frederick supervisors at an impasse

WINCHESTER — How to proceed with replacing Frederick County’s outdated public safety radio system remains a contentious matter among members of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors. More than two years ago, an assessment of the system by Pennsylvania-based Mission Critical Partners identified numerous problems. For one, the system’s capacity is limited, with no frequencies transmitted countywide, and there are a ...

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Commentary: Need more fun, less funny business at Del Mar Fair

The 22nd Agricultural Association, a State agency that runs the county fair, recently announced there would be no carnival games, rides, or its quixotic food offerings at this year’s Fair. In its place would be “Homegrown Fun” a scaled down agricultural themed event. With the County now in the orange tier and the Padres welcoming back fans and outdoor events ...

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S.F. Port launches search for developers for historic Central Waterfront buildings

Building 49 and the Kneass Building flank Crane Cove Park on the Central Waterfront. The Port of San Francisco has officially launched a bid to solicit developers for the rehabilitation of two historic buildings that frame the Central Waterfront’s, Crane Cove Park.  The buildings, known as Building 49 and the Kneass Building, are remnants of the city’s shipbuilding legacy. They are 8,000 and ...

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A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Announces Plans to Advance City’s First Pandemic Response Institute

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking partners to launch and operate the Pandemic Response Institute (PRI), a new institution dedicated to preparing New York City for future pandemics and public health emergencies. The Institute is part of an ongoing vision, outlined in Mayor de ...

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BPDA Looking for Permission to Survey Navy Yard Area for Structural Damage

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host its monthly Board meeting on April 15, and there will be a major request to survey the Navy Yard for structural issues – some of which have already popped up over the last few years in the form of sinkholes. The BPDA staff is looking to issue an RFP for a ...

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PFRDA plans to relax NPS entry, exit age

Aims to add at least 1 million new subscribers this fiscal Senior citizens who have not yet got into the National Pension System (NPS) bandwagon may have some cause for cheer. Pension regulator PFRDA plans to soon extend the maximum entry age for availing NPS benefit to 70 years from the current 65 years, its Chairman Supratim Bandyopadhyay said on ...

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Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau to investigate how other organizations operate; establish policies and procedures

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau continued discussion on April 14th of how the organization will operate. The group agreed that it needed policies and procedures in addition to the ordinance. Group members are to check with other convention and visitors bureaus for reference as drafting begins. The policies and procedures will be shared with the city council. The organization heard ...

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PFRDA mulls on-tap licenses for pension fund managers

Regulator also planning to raise entry and exit age limit for national pension system The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India plans to open a 30-45 day window to allow on-tap licences for new pension fund managers. At the same time, the pension regulator is also planning to raise the entry as well as exit age limit for ...

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Delco takes the first ‘physical step’ toward deprivatizing George W. Hill Correctional Facility

George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County. Delaware County’s Jail Oversight Board has unanimously decided to seek proposals for medical, food service, maintenance, information systems, and commissary services at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility — a major step toward deprivatizing the prison. “I think hiring the consultants was certainly a step, but by RFP-ing out certain portions of ...

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Assembly wants valuation before selling former Sitka hospital building

The Sitka Assembly is not quite ready to sell the former Sitka Community Hospital building — not yet, anyway. During a review on Tuesday night (4-13-21) of some draft language to solicit proposals, some assembly members hesitated because no starting price was listed, and others still weren’t convinced that leasing the building wasn’t the better option.   The assembly signaled interest in ...

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Tampa’s Rome Yard development bid in dispute

A Tampa firm has filed a protest against Mayor Castor’s preliminary announcement to award lucrative development rights to Related, a major player in the city’s politics and development worlds. A rendering of the Rome Yard development submitted by the Related Group  TAMPA — When she announced a preliminary pick to develop 18 acres near Armature Works, Mayor Jane Castor said ...

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Sonoma County Cities Developing Police-Free Crisis-Response Teams

Santa Rosa purchased two vans to use as part of the city’s new crisis intervention program. Santa Rosa’s program is modeled after the program operated by White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon, for more than 30 years. Photo by William Holderfield, White Bird Clinic It has been almost one year since nationwide protests against police brutality began in response to ...

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Washington State Housing Finance Commission is seeking RFP for General Counsel

Washington State Housing Finance Commission for General Counsel; Bond Counsel on Single Family, Multifamily, Nonprofit Facility and Beginning Farmer/Rancher Programs; Special Counsel on Single Family Programs; Special Counsel on Sustainable Energy Program; and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Counsel. Proposals due: Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 5 pm Prevailing Pacific Time. For a copy of the RFP or for more information, ...

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CBH seeks a rail new deal

THE CBH Group has commenced a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for its above-rail operations. The current 10-year agreement with incumbent rail operator Watco Australia will expire on April 30, 2022. Since CBH invested in its own rail fleet in 2011, it has managed to halt inflationary increases in freight costs and hold freight rates flat. In the current agreement, ...

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Nagasaki Continues IR Push as New Kyushu IR Council Launches

IN SUMMARY: Nagasaki is one of several cities in Japan bidding to host an integrated resortThe Kyushu IR Council was created to support Nagasaki’s effortsThe council will work with local businesses to prepare them for a possible IR in the region Efforts to bring casino gambling to Japan through integrated resorts (IR) continue, despite a few stumbles along the way. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed progress down ...

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Goldwater Institute sues Scottsdale over swim club

Joe Zemaitis has recruited the help of Scottsdale-based Goldwater Institute to take legal action against the city of Scottsdale after what he says is a violation of the state’s Gift Clause, which prohibits state or city entities from gifting monetary loans or grants to businesses. A local swim club is taking legal action against the City of Scottsdale, claiming it has ...

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