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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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What’s on track for Tri-Rail? Downtown Miami stop, Jupiter service, maybe VA station

If you’re wondering what former Boca Raton Mayor and Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams has been doing for the past couple of years, he’s been working on the railroad. The longtime Boca and Palm Beach County politician who initiated the post of Palm Beach mayor – and held that job for a year – took over the reins of ...

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Developer disputes City of Tampa decision to award ‘Rome Yard’ contract to a company that donated to the mayor, and employs her nephew

However, it’s unclear what Invictus’ protest is about. A developer is contesting the City of Tampa’s decision to award a multi-million dollar construction contract to Miami-based Related Group, which donated $10,000 to Mayor Jane Castor’s election PAC and currently employs her nephew, records show. A document shared with Creative Loafing Tampa Bay by the City of Tampa on Monday afternoon ...

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Lox Groves Council Interviews Contractors For Building Services

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council directed staff to submit comparisons of two potential companies that provide certified building services. Both companies appeared at the council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Nova and SAFEbuilt made presentations at the meeting. Town Manager Jamie Titcomb said both companies are publicly vetted from neighboring communities and would offer an array of services, including building ...

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City agency looking for a design firm to turn former Jacksonville Landing site into ‘Riverfront Plaza’

DIA photo of former Jacksonville Landing site (Photo provided to WJXT) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The city’s Downtown Investment Authority has put out a request for proposal to find qualified design firms and their consultants who could produce a “vibrant and iconic public space” on the Northbank site where the Jacksonville Landing stood for decades. The re-imagined site will be known as Riverfront ...

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Milton looks to bring riverfront shopping, dining, living district to Blackwater River

Milton officials hope to transform the Quinn Street Marina area of Milton into a multi-million dollar Blackwater riverfront entertainment district with dining and residences, a walking pathway, public beach space and a new marina. As for now, the Quinn Street Marina area of Milton is a quiet, relatively undisturbed part of the city, containing an old, out-of-date marina, a few empty lots and ...

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Lox Council Approves Resolution Authorizing Piggyback Process

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council on Tuesday, Jan. 5 approved a resolution in a 3-2 decision authorizing the use of existing contracts from other government entities, rather than requiring requests for proposals, to perform certain services. Town Manager Jamie Titcomb said the resolution authorizes the town to enter into agreements with vendors for goods and services utilizing other government agency ...

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The JEA report: A ‘lack of transparency’ amid an effort to sell the utility

City Council investigation into the abandoned sale of JEA says the effort was pushed amid possible Sunshine Law violations. A year-long Jacksonville City Council investigation shows evidence that Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration engaged in a “multi-year” effort from 2017-19 to sell JEA and shielded some actions from the Florida Sunshine Law and the public.  Council’s independent attorney, Steve Busey of ...

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Council report ties Curry to JEA deal, calls for more transparency in government

JEA building In a scathing report after a 10-month-long review of the failed sale of JEA, a special City Council committee found that the sales attempt, which is tied to Mayor Lenny Curry, was purposefully done in a non-transparent fashion. “The investigation revealed that the Curry administration and JEA engaged in a multi-year effort, from at least 2017 through 2019, ...

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Tower Engineering Professional, LLC

Tower Engineering Professional, LLC (Tower), a small business of Raleigh, North Carolina, protests the award of a contract to Advanced Systems Technology, Inc. (AST), a small business of Lawton, Oklahoma, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W900KK-20-R-0058, issued by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Orlando, for tactical communication services. Tower alleges that the agency unreasonably evaluated its ...

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These six development teams are pursuing the city of Tampa’s coveted Rome Yard RFP

West River area the city of Tampa wants to develop Six development teams are pursuing the highly coveted Rome Yard, an 18-acre piece of city-owned property near Tampa’s West River redevelopment. Responses to a request for proposals for the property were due Tuesday. The proposals themselves are shielded from public record laws for 30 days. The submissions are under review ...

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Oyster Bay cites missing tax info in rejecting trio of bids for shellfish licenses

Oyster Bay has rejected proposals to license 800 acres of shellfishing beds in Oyster Bay Harbor, citing lack of tax information from the bidders. The town received three bids in response to a request for proposals to replace a lease that expires in 2024 on the underwater land in the harbor. “The reason why they were all rejected is because ...

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Hotel Sales Training Insights From A Professional Third-Party Meeting Planner

Doug Kennedy, President of the Kennedy Training Network and Deanne Vigil, Regional Vice President, HelmsBriscoe As a hotel sales trainer, I often rely on conversations with top-producing sales leaders when designing the latest “best habits” for hotel sales success for our newest KTN workshops and webinars. Recently, while in Park City, UT to conduct sales training, I caught up with ...

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BH3 reveals revised plans for Delray Beach project

BH3 Management revealed revised plans for a mixed-use project on West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, and signed an anchor tenant. The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) approved a deal in 2019 to sell 7.4 acres at 600-800 W. Atlantic Ave. to Aventura-based BH3 for the nominal price of $10. The deal came following a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process. ...

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Pembroke Pines Fire & Police on prowl for large-cap growth

Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Pension Fund is searching for an active domestic large-cap growth equity manager to run about $40 million. The $730 million pension fund issued the RFP due to performance concerns with current manager LMCG Investments, said Kevin Condy, director of research at Dahab Associates, the pension fund’s investment consultant, which is assisting. The firm is ...

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Board wants answers to why developers did not apply for Pensacola Technology Park

The board in control of the downtown Technology Park wants answers as to why multiple inquiries during a request for proposals process resulted in no applications to develop the land.  In a joint meeting with the FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance board Tuesday, the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion and Development Commission board heard an update on the long-held property from FloridaWest CEO Scott Luth. Six developers, ...

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Apparently, You Can’t Have “Too Much” Competition: Florida’s First District Court of Appeals Holds “Multiple Award Procurement” Winner Cannot Protest Awards to Others

Florida’s First District Court of Appeals recently held in State of Fla., Agency for Health Care Administration v. Best Care Assurance, LLC, 302 So. 3d 1012 (Fla. 1st DCA 2020) (“Best Care”), that a contractor who had been awarded a contract in a “multiple award procurement” lacked standing to challenge awards to others. Today, the government frequently conducts “multiple award procurements.”  ...

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Hillsborough ices RFP to redevelop the 74-acre MOSI site near the University of South Florida

Plans to seek proposals for the redevelopment of the 74-acre MOSI property are on hold. Hillsborough County has put plans to redevelop the Museum of Science and Industry on hold, citing uncertainty amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The county recently notified bidders interested in the 74-acre site that it was canceling its request for proposals for the property. “Given the widespread and ...

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Documents show DIA wants final Jacksonville Landing park design by August 2021

The city plans to spend up to $300,000 to solicit designs for a minimum 4.5-acre riverfront “park/plaza” at the former Jacksonville Landing site. A draft request for proposals would spend up to $300,000 to create three options for the Downtown riverfront plaza.  Draft documents from the Downtown Investment Authority show the city plans to spend up to $300,000 to solicit ...

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New details on DIA’s vision for riverfront park at former Landing site

For more than three decades, the Jacksonville Landing was an iconic piece of Jacksonville’s downtown — a symbol of hopes for urban renewal and then a sign of downtown’s stagnancy. Now, as the city is moving forward with a request for proposals to redevelop the property, the Downtown Investment Authority is hoping the park that occupies that space can be ...

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Proposals – Internet Service Providers

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 due by 12:00 noon on 12/10/2020. Source: https://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2020/11/23/legal-notices/proposals-internet-service-providers/47253.html

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City to move forward with park at former Jacksonville Landing site

The Landing Property The Downtown Investment Authority will solicit requests for proposals for a public park at the site of the former Jacksonville Landing, the downtown shopping center torn down earlier this year, with a process set up that would allow public input on the final design.  During the DIA’s Nov. 18 meeting, CEO Lori Boyer explained that the RFP ...

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Miami-Dade seeks proposals to develop mixed-use project at Vizcaya station

2.6-acre property would be redeveloped through 99-year ground lease Vizcaya Metrorail Station Miami-Dade County issued a request for proposals to develop the property next to the Vizcaya Metrorail Station, near the entrance to Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Proposals are due to the county by Nov. 30 for the 2.6-acre property at 3205 Southwest First Avenue, documents show. The development agreement would ...

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OUC should test market before spending on fossil fuels | Commentary

On Aug. 7, 2017, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council unanimously passed a resolution setting a course to power Orlando with 100% renewable energy by 2050. Our city leaders recognized that our world is facing a climate crisis and stepped up to meet the moment. Since that day, the question remains: will OUC carry out the vision ...

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GAO Holds that Emailing Proposal Did Not Substitute for Uploading Proposal to DOD SAFE

In previous blogs, we discussed the problems that contractors can have when they submit their proposals electronically to the contracting agency but the proposal is not received (or is received late) by the agency. Many government solicitations provide for electronic submission of proposals and, for Department of Defense (DoD) solicitations, the method of submitting the proposal can be the DoD ...

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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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RFP Issued by Indian River County Hospital District, Florida

The Indian River County Hospital District has posted an RFP seeking proposals to operate a Mental Health with secondary substance use treatment Intensive Outpatient Program in Indian River County for Indian River County Residents. Pre-Submission Conference Date: November 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Proposal Due Date & Time: November 13, 2020, at 5:00 PM. www.irchd.com CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE ...

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City Council appearance signals long road ahead for Pinch District tower

The Pinch District project’s architect said the original rendering that has been publicized was only meant to show the location of the tower. It’s design would more closely resemble the SLS Brickell in Miami, which is pictured here. When the development team behind the $180 million Pinch District tower made its City Council presentation on Tuesday, it was apparent that ...

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Orlando Melbourne International Airport issues RFP for long term ground lease of T-hangars

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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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