Ohio

City Releases RFP for $34M 20 Federal Place Redevelopment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Youngstown has scheduled question-and-answer sessions Thursday and Friday for parties interested in acquiring and redeveloping 20 Federal Place.  Plans for the sessions were included in a request for proposals the city released April 1 for the downtown Youngstown building, with a 4 p.m. June 1 deadline for responses. In March, representatives of St. Louis-based Steadfast City ...

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Public input requested on project transforming Buckeye Lake area park

A photo of the design concept for Buckeye Lake State Park – North Shore shows a pier and other amenities possible for the area.” BUCKEYE LAKE – A Buckeye Lake area organization is seeking public input on a project that could transform Buckeye Lake State Park – North Shore in the coming years. Last week, Buckeye Lake Region Corporation announced ...

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FirstEnergy Issues RFP for Solar Energy Credits

FirstEnergy Corp., an Ohio-based electric utility, says it is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) to purchase 137,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) alternative energy credits (SPAECs) annually over a two-year period on behalf of three FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities – Pennsylvania Power Co. (Penn Power), Pennsylvania Electric Co.(Penelec) and Metropolitan Edison Co. (Met-Ed). The RFP process will be conducted by The Brattle Group and ...

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Leader of City of Cincinnati’s $2 billion pension fund to exit

Paula Tilsley, executive director of the Cincinnati Retirement System, is retiring effective June 30. The leader of the city of Cincinnati’s $2 billion pension fund is stepping down after a 20-year tenure. Paula Tilsley, executive director of the Cincinnati Retirement System, is retiring effective June 30, according to an RFP posted on the city’s purchasing website. Tilsley, executive director since 2010, told ...

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Fiscal Court discusses appointments, Lakeview Park

A screenshot from the Franklin County Fiscal Court’s Jan. 8 meeting. The Franklin County Fiscal Court on Friday saw ample discussion of both appointments to county boards and a potential reimagining of Lakeview Park. The Lakeview Park work session was held to discuss a request for proposals (RFP) that the court is sending out to develop a master plan/feasibility study for ...

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Councilman questions RFP process

With every infrastructure construction project (roads, sewers, etc.), there is an engineering design contract and an engineering inspection contract. Beachwood has always given both contracts to the same firm without allowing other firms to be considered or compete for them. Without other proposals to compare against, this firm basically tells the city what they believe they should be compensated for ...

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Kick Off 2021 with Money-Making Resolutions

A New Year offers a fresh start, and one area where that is most welcome is in our personal finances. After all the losses suffered in 2020, wouldn’t it be nice to recover, or even come out ahead in 2021? Here’s what our Math experts have to say about their planned money moves in 2021. Melvin Esteban, CFP, FLMI, AFSI, ...

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Park board moves ahead with marina plan at Public Landing. BB Riverboats claims tourism at risk

BB Riverboats says the idea of building a boat dock and marina at the Cincinnati Public Landing would prevent riverboat paddle wheelers like the American Queen from docking there. Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners unanimously agreed at a Nov. 19 meeting to move ahead with the public-private concept presented by Queen City Riverboats. The park board’s estimated share of the project will be $1.7 ...

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Bexley eyes aggregation program for electricity

When Bexley City Council reconvenes Jan. 12 after its winter break, members will consider legislation to establish an electricity-aggregation program.   The ordinance states that the city would solicit bids from energy companies to create a program that is supplied by renewable energy sources.   Bexley City Hall Mayor Ben Kessler said city officials are consulting with the Columbus law firm Bricker ...

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Ohio Airport To Issue RFP for Lone FBO

Ohio’s Middletown Regional Airport is looking to award a new longer-term lease for its sole FBO (right, center) after assigning a stop-gap six-month contract. The facility had been run by the city since January., after the previous operator’s lease was allowed to expire. Ohio’s Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field (MWO) has issued a six-month lease for the operation of its lone ...

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Youth Board backs RFP for possible outsourcing, but wants city to keep in-house program ‘on the table’

A citizen advisory committee supports fast tracking a request for proposal to outsource youth services for the City of Batavia, but hopes the city would consider managing its afterschool and summer recreation programs if none of the applications received are accepted. During a Zoom videoconferencing meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Interim City Manager Rachael Tabelski and County/City Youth Bureau Executive Director ...

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AEP Energy Issues RFP Seeking Wind, Solar In Ohio, ERCOT

AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP), a subsidiary of American Electric Power Co., has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for off-take from new solar and new wind facilities located in Ohio and ERCOT territory. For the Ohio sited projects, the company is seeking renewable energy purchase agreements of 10, 12 or 15 years for solar or wind facilities that begin operation between 2021 and ...

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AEP Energy Partners seeks proposals for Ohio and ERCOT solar projects

AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP), a subsidiary of American Electric Power Company, is seeking proposals for off-take from new solar and new wind facilities located in Ohio and ERCOT. For the Ohio sited projects, the company is seeking renewable energy purchase agreements of 10, 12 or 15 years for solar or wind facilities that begin operation between 2021 and 2023. For the ERCOT ...

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DOE Releases Final Request for Proposals for Carlsbad Field Office Technical Assistance Contract (CTAC) Acquisition

Cincinnati – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Final Request for Proposals for the CTAC procurement. The primary objective of this contract is to provide technical assistance in the areas of quality assurance, project management, engineering, and technical reviews and assessments, Capital Asset Projects oversight, nuclear safety, WIPP site oversight, administrative and business operations, environmental compliance, industrial hygiene, ...

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Ohio workers comp fund seeks investment consultant

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, is to launch a search Tuesday for at least one investment consultant, spokesman Tony Gottschalk confirmed. The bureau, which oversees $26.6 billion in state insurance assets including the $24 billion State Insurance Fund, is issuing the RFP due to the pending expiration of current consultant RVK’s contract on June 30. RVK, which provides general ...

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Fairport Harbor Village government looks to eliminate junk vehicles from its own fleet

Fairport Harbor sign Fairport Harbor Village government will be making an effort to eliminate junk vehicles from its own fleet. That decision arose from a discussion held at a recent Village Council meeting about an ordinance to sell the Fairport Harbor Senior Center’s dilapidated van. The vehicle, which is 18 years old, had previously failed to sell when it was offered for ...

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DOE Issues Draft Request For Proposal Sections for the Moab Remedial Action Contract

Cincinnati – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) is issuing Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Sections for the Moab Remedial Action Contract (“Moab RAC”).  The Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project (Moab UMTRA Project) is responsible for the remediation of EM’s Moab Site through the Moab RAC. A draft of Section C was released ...

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DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Portsmouth Infrastructure Support Services

Cincinnati – Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Final Request for Proposal for the Portsmouth Infrastructure Support Services (Port ISS) procurement. The primary objective of this contract is to perform infrastructure services at the Portsmouth Site. Infrastructure services at the Portsmouth Site include the following: Surveillance, Maintenance, and Repair and Construction/Replacement of Facilities; Janitorial Services; Grounds Maintenance, Snow ...

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County rejects bids on the renovation project

WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners, on a 4-1 vote, rejected Tuesday morning all bids received for a planned renovation of the county’s license center, auditor-treasurer’s office workspace, and recorder’s office workspace. The action was taken after it was discovered the lowest of four bidders on the project — Visions Group of Tea, South Dakota — misplaced a decimal point, resulting ...

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FirstEnergy Issues RFP to Purchase Ohio-Compliant RECs

FirstEnergy Corp., an electric utility headquartered in Akron, Ohio, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to purchase Ohio-compliant renewable energy credits (RECs) for its Ohio utilities – Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Co. and Toledo Edison. The purchases will help meet the companies’ 2020 renewable energy targets established under Ohio’s alternative energy law. RECs sought in this RFP must be eligible for compliance with ...

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The Ohio Water Development Authority Is Seeking State Revolving Fund Financial Advisory Services

THE OHIO WATER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY IS SEEKING STATE REVOLVING FUND FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES The Ohio Water Development Authority is seeking proposals from interested and qualified firms for State Revolving Fund Financial Advisory Services to serve as independent financial advisor related to the management of state revolving fund including the issuance of municipal bonds. The RFP/RFQ can be requested at www.owda.org ...

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FirstEnergy Ohio issues RFP for 373,000 RECs

FirstEnergy issued an RFP to purchase Ohio-compliant Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for its Ohio utilities — Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison. The purchases will help meet the companies’ 2020 renewable energy targets established under Ohio’s alternative energy law. RECs sought in this RFP must be eligible for compliance with the companies’ 2020 renewable energy obligations in accordance ...

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Cleveland Heights seeks new development proposals for Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook site (Updated)

The Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook redevelopment site consists of nearly 5 acres of city-owned land in Cleveland Heights — much of it this 189-space surface parking lot, shown here from the top deck of the Tullamore parking garage. (Note: Prior to City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, plans were announced to table the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook measure and refer it to the Planning ...

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LMR project in neutral: supervisors opt for consultant to manage radio project

The Crawford County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday voted 4-1 to publish a request for proposal (RFP) for a communications consultant to manage the completion of the county’s Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system. Chairman Cecil Blum was the lone vote against; he said he would have preferred to first hire a consultant to do an assessment of the radio system. ...

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Air Force and Nano-Bio Materials Consortium announce RFP, pilot program for AFRL-Industry Partnerships

Artistic rendering of AFRL-developed “Polymerized Liquid Metal Network” technology. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic/Second Bay Studios) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with the governing council of the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC), has approved a pilot program to enable AFRL researchers to partner with industry collaborators to address key capability and technology gaps in support of human ...

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Global Equity Strategy

Plan:Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System Location:OH Posted:09/07/2020 The Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System (HPRS) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms managing Global Equity strategies, consisting of a blend of public equities listed in the U.S., non-U.S developed markets, and emerging markets. Responses to the Request for Proposal (RFP) must be sent to hprs@clearstead.com by Friday, September 18, 2020. To obtain a copy ...

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DOE issues RFP for waste treatment services

Agency seeks nationwide providers of treatment for low-level, mixed low-level waste CINCINNATI, OH — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Nationwide Low-Level Mixed Low-Level Waste Treatment Services. The RFP will be issued on a full-and-open, unrestricted basis. It is DOE’s intent to issue one or more Basic Ordering Agreements ...

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Ohio Public Employees wants to cut down to only 1 consultant

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Columbus, issued an RFP seeking an investment consultant, confirmed Michael Pramik, spokesman for the $97.5 billion retirement system, in an email. The retirement system has $85.8 billion in defined benefit plan assets. The search is being conducted because the contracts for its two current investment consultants — NEPC as the general consultant, Aon Investments USA for alternatives ...

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Radio project at a crossroads: supervisors to advertise for LMR consultant

The Crawford County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to put out a request for proposal (RFP) for a consultant to potentially guide the remainder of the construction of the county’s new Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system. The LMR Advisory Board voted on August 11 to dissolve their board, which would leave the LMR project without any guidance. The ...

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Columbus develops UTC to simplify EV adoption for fleets

One of the goals of Smart Columbus is to “introduce 300 EVs [electric vehicles] into public fleets by 2020,” and the City of Columbus has created a Universal Term Contract (UTC) to facilitate the EV adoption process for public entities, according to a recent Smart Columbus Playbook. The city created “a request for proposal (RFP) that allowed bidders to offer ...

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