Maryland

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Announce Broadband Request for Proposal

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County are pleased to announce the Request for Proposal (RFP) for communitywide broadband is open for interested broadband providers.  To request a copy of the Broadband RFP, interested providers should email Kevin Dellicker, RFP facilitator, at Kevin@dellicker.com.  The RFP submission deadline is Dec. 4, 2020. RFP purchasing options will be shared as early as ...

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EPA Awards $143,000 To Maryland For Wetlands Program

EPA awards $143,000 to Maryland to enhance its wetlands program The U.S. EPA announced a $142,758 grant to the Maryland Department of Environment to enhance its wetlands program by emphasizing a living shoreline approach. A living shoreline will manage coastal areas to protect, restore, or enhance the habitat, according to the EPA press release.  “Wetlands are a primary component of ...

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County Seeking Proposals From Broadband Vendors

SNOW HILL – Worcester County continues its efforts to bring broadband to rural residents. Worcester County last week issued a request for proposals (RFP) from potential broadband vendors. The county needs a vendor to be eligible for upcoming grants. “We’re really hoping if we follow these steps correctly we’d be in line for any kind of grants the future holds,” ...

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Judge refuses to block ”No Boycott of Israel” measure

College Park (Maryland), Oct 27, A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit in which a Muslim civil rights group sought to block the state of Maryland from enforcing its ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel. US District Judge Catherine Blake didn”t reach a decision on whether the executive order that Maryland Gov Larry Hogan signed in ...

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DISA delays $11B IT contract, removes CMMC requirements for now

The Defense Information Systems Agency needs a few more months to issue a final request for proposal on its $11.7 billion Defense Enclaves Services IT contract. DISA planned to publish the RFP by September, but now it says it will release it in “mid-late” quarter one of fiscal 2021. DISA didn’t explain what caused the delay of the contract, which will consolidate the IT networks of the ...

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DISA Pushes Back Defense Enclave Services RFP Release

DISA (Defense Information Services Agency) The Defense Information Services Agency has pushed back the planned release of the final solicitation for the Defense Enclave Services information technology contract from late September to mid-late first quarter of the fiscal year 2021. DISA announced the move in a notice published Thursday on beta SAM website. The agency issued in early September a draft request for proposals for ...

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Howard County seeks developer for former local newspaper HQ

The outside of the former Columbia Flier building at 10750 Little Patuxent Parkway, now owned by Howard County. After serving as a community newspaper headquarters for over three decades, a building near Downtown Columbia could soon be getting new life. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on Wednesday released a request for proposals for developers to reimagine the former Columbia Flier headquarters at ...

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Buyers, tenants wanted to submit an offer to take over former Carvel Hall

CRISFIELD — Encouraged that maybe “the third time’s a charm” the City Council voted to readvertise the former Carvel Hall property for lease or purchase. Respondents this time will be asked to estimate the number of employees they anticipate hiring after 12 months, 24 months and 60 months rather than the city setting benchmarks. And the city will also provide ...

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Frederick County taps Marquette as investment consultant

Frederick County, Frederick, Md., hired Marquette Associates as investment consultant for the $712 million Frederick County Employees Retirement Plan and $73 million 457 plan, confirmed Laura Schug, procurement analyst. The county issued an RFP in March. Bolton Partners rebid for the services. There were no finalists. Marquette will also provide services for the county’s $170 million other post-employment benefits trust and $2 ...

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Commissioners Allocate Money for Internet Provider Assessment in St. Mary’s County

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County voted to allocate $100,000 toward assessing local internet providers at their Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting. The expenditure is part of the federal CARES Grant allocation and will be used to assess and provide a report of current internet provider services in the county as well as an opportunity for growth. In response ...

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DISA Releases Draft Solicitation for Defense Enclave Services IT Contract

DISA The Defense Information Services Agency has issued a draft request for proposals for a potential 10-year, single-award contract for information technology support services. A notice posted Friday says DISA wants the Defense Enclave Services indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to consolidate IT systems, staff, functions, program elements and other IT services at DoD’s “fourth-estate” agencies under a single service provider to help reduce costs and improve ...

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Federick, AOPA Agreement on Airport Hangars Remains Up in the Air

The city of Frederick and an organization contracted to build new hangars at Frederick Municipal Airport will have to go back to the drawing board after the city’s aldermen were unsupportive of a plan to terminate the group’s agreement. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association would like the city to end the lease it signed in December 2018 to build ...

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City, AOPA agreement on airport hangars remains up in the air

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association would like the city to end the lease it signed in December 2018 to build about 194,000 square feet of hangars at the airport, after design and construction estimates were significantly higher than expected. The city of Frederick and an organization contracted to build new hangars at Frederick Municipal Airport will have to go ...

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Marina RFP committee recommends Oasis

JULIA ROBERTS/NEWS-LEADER After conducting research and interviews as they considered four proposals, an evaluation committee has elected to recommend to the Marina Advisory Board and the Fernandina Beach City Commission that Oasis Marinas LLC take over management of the Fernandina Harbor Marina. Concerns were raised over the past year about the performance of Westrec Marinas, the company that took over ...

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Gardner announces two potential affordable housing sites

Frederick County is seeking offers to develop two affordable housing projects in and just outside Frederick. County Executive Jan Gardner announced the two sites at a news briefing late last week, one of which is about 4.5 acres on Alan Linton Boulevard near Tuscarora Elementary School, and the other on about 10 acres on the southwestern corner of Md. 26 ...

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Ocean City To Use Fourth Fireworks For Grand New Year’s Eve Celebration

Fireworks are pictured at Northside Park during a previous New Year’s Eve. OCEAN CITY — The two fireworks shows that would have been held at both ends of town last weekend on the Fourth of July will now be condensed to a single show on New Year’s Eve after a compromise was reached this week between the town and the ...

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Department of Agriculture Issues Request for Proposals for Farms and Families Grant Program

News Release, Maryland Department of Agriculture ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a request for proposals for the Maryland Farms and Families grant program. This program aims to double the purchasing power of residents using federal nutrition benefits at farmers markets throughout the state. The program will provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables for food-insecure Marylanders, while ...

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After lengthy debate, County Council votes to surplus parcel of Urbana land

Frederick County Council members voted to surplus a roughly 21-acre parcel next to Urbana High School, initiating a county Request for Proposal (RFP) bidding process that will determine how the property might be used. The council approved designating the parcel as surplus property in a 4-3 vote. Councilmen Kai Hagen (D) and Steve McKay (R), who were key in delaying a ...

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McKay, Hagen interested in preserving county-owned land in Urbana

County Council member Kai Hagen.  Two County Council members are seeking public opinion on how a county-owned piece of land west of Urbana High School should be used. Councilmen Kai Hagen (D) and Steve McKay (R) said last week they’re interested in possibly using that roughly 21-acre piece of land as open or green space, but wanted to hear more ...

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Four firms vying for Maryland highway project

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) said four private-sector firms have submitted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to develop I-495 & I-270 P3 Program Phase 1. Accelerate MarylandExpress Partners, Accelerate Maryland Partners LLC, Capital Express Mobility Partners, and Potomac Mobility Group are teams that submitted RFQs. The Phase 1 Developer would be responsible for ...

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NIH Preps for $40 Billion General IT Services Proposals

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking proposals for a $40 billion, 15-year IT contract – including health, biomedical, and general services – as it integrates its medical systems with the agency’s broader IT infrastructure. “Medical systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture, requiring a systems approach to their implementation and a sound infrastructure for their operation,” ...

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NIH releases $40B draft solicitation for CIO-SP4 vehicle

The National Institutes of Health released a draft solicitation for a $40 billion IT contract to quickly meet agencies’ biomedical research and health care needs. Managed by the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) is a best-in-class, governmentwide acquisition contract. Along with the General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70 and NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), it’s one of the federal government’s ...

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HCPSS to spend more than $5.7 million on Chromebooks and Chromebook carts to support distance learning during COVID-19 outbreak

The Howard County Board of Education will have a meeting on April 7th and on the agenda under “Bids & Contracts” is CHROMEBOOKS AND CARTS – COVID-19 ACTION. Here is information from the fact sheet for that item: 1. In response to Governor Hogan’s Proclamation Declaration of State of Emergency – COVID-19, the State Superintendent’s closing of schools, and to ensure continuity ...

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