Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How city of Philadelphia plans to measure its digital divide

The City of Philadelphia has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to rapidly quantify the number of households that are without Internet connectivity or relying on unstable, low-bandwidth options. The RFP, issued with non-profit the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia, seeks to enable the city to benchmark its progress on closing the digital divide and inform the next phase of policy, programme and ...

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South Philly lots named in FBI case against Kenyatta Johnson targeted for land trust

The empty lot at 13th and Bainbridge Streets in South Philadelphia. (Emma Lee/WHYY) City-owned lots at the center of a soured redevelopment deal that ended with federal corruption charges are going back on the market — and this time, the property will change hands via a new method of unloading vacant public land in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Housing and Development Corp., ...

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Philly advocates push Pa. lawmakers to adopt tiny homes building codes

Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia’s project proposal for the Mill Creek Aspen Street Tiny Village. Stephanie Sena, arguably one of the city’s most animated housing advocates, has spent years trying to build tiny houses in Philadelphia. Now, at the end of an otherwise grim 2020, the Villanova poverty and policy professor appears to have gotten the city backing she ...

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Navy Issues RFP for Potential $5B Global Construction Services Recompete

The U.S. Navy is accepting proposals for a potential $5B contract to provide contingency construction support for designated projects around the world, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday. The Navy plans to award four spots on the follow-on Global Contingency Construction contract, which has a one-year base period and seven one-year extension options. According to the request for proposals posted Aug. 20 on the beta SAM website, ...

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Philadelphia to get branding makeover with new online identity

Cole Rosengren Dive Brief: A coalition of Philadelphia-area businesses, universities and organizations is looking to develop a “compelling global identity” for the Greater Philadelphia region through an online branding effort, according to a request for proposals (RFP) issued last month.The Philadelphia Global Identity Partnership (PGIP) is seeking proposals for a web design and development vendor to create an online identity that shows ...

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Group behind Philadelphia’s new branding initiative issues call for vendor to help with launch

Philadelphia Global Identity Partnership, a group of about 40 local businesses and organizations working to revamp Philly’s brand identity, is moving ahead with a request for proposals for a developer of an online communications toolbox. The dozens of Philadelphia businesses and organizations behind the Philadelphia Global Identity Partnership are moving ahead with rolling out new, unified messaging about the city’s ...

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Philadelphia Gas Works seeks auditor

Philadelphia Gas Works Retirement Reserve is searching for an accounting firm to conduct an audit of the $580 million pension fund, said Christopher DiFusco, chief investment officer for the Philadelphia Sinking Fund Commission and trustee of the fund. The RFP is available on the city’s procurement website. Registration is required. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. EDT June 5. A contract ...

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