Government Construction Contracts. Legal news and articles for August 28 - 31, 2011

Deltek Unveils New Federal Intelligence Solutions that Identify Billions of ...Spartanburg parks audit reveals systemic issues across county governmentBig Labor vs. TaxpayersAECOM wins US$20-million contract for Ravensworth Mine expansion in AustraliaTODD CONSTRUCTION v. U.S.Venezuela GDP Grows 2.5% in Second QuarterBofA Sells Half China Construction Stake to Raise $8.3 Billion in CapitalEast Coast Construction Projects Try to Weather the Weekend's StormRPP Infra Bags Construction Contract From Republic Of Gabon For 250 Mln. EurosFeature: A post-Gaddafi regimeWord on the Street: Developer settles up on taxpayer loanGov. John Kasich's administration moves closer to privatizing lotteryRon Paul blasts FEMA and the dependency it has createdProcurement law to battle graftDoubts over management of Forth crossing could see bridge expertise lost

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Corps of Engineers envisions 30 to 45 days for pump contract review
NOLA.comAugust 18, 2011

The Times-Picayune archiveThe temporary pumping station on the 17th Street Canal is supposed to be replaced by a permanent station, but the Corps of Engineers expects delays in awarding a new construction contract. The review will determine whether the ...more »

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Deltek Unveils New Federal Intelligence Solutions that Identify Billions of ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

... engineering, and construction related contract (A/E/C) projects. With this deep information on planned government projects, A/E/C firms can build federal sales strategies, develop an opportunity pipeline, and win more federal business to drive ...more »

Spartanburg parks audit reveals systemic issues across county government
Spartanburg Herald JournalAugust 31, 2011

According to the audit, Breed signed a construction contract with the general contractor for Tyger River Park that exceeded the budgeted total for park construction. The contract Breed reportedly signed did not exceed the overall budget for the entire ...more »

Big Labor vs. Taxpayers
Big GovernmentAugust 31, 2011

Project labor agreements (PLAs) are government construction contracts steered to unionized construction firms. This practice eliminates fair and open competition. Under a PLA, a construction firm must agree to sign a union collective bargaining ...more »

AECOM wins US$20-million contract for Ravensworth Mine expansion in Australia
MarketWatch (press release)August 30, 2011

... a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it was awarded a US$20-million services contract for the construction of the US$1.4-billion ...more »

TODD CONSTRUCTION v. U.S.
Leagle.comAugust 30, 2011

The final evaluations are filed in a central database where the information is stored for at least six years. 48 CFR § 36.201(c); ER 415-1-17(5)(c)(1). The information is then used by contracting officers in determining future contract awards. ...more »

Venezuela GDP Grows 2.5% in Second Quarter
Latin American Herald TribuneAugust 30, 2011

In contrast, despite the Government's push in housing, construction continued to contract in the second quarter, shrinking by 2.3%. Government construction did grow by 1.9%, but private construction shrank by 8.4%. As has been the case in recent ...more »

BofA Sells Half China Construction Stake to Raise $8.3 Billion in Capital
BloombergAugust 29, 2011

JPMorgan Chase & Co. data show the contracts have fallen from a record 445 basis points last week, after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. agreed to invest $5 billion in Bank of America. A basis point is 0.01 percentage point. ...more »

East Coast Construction Projects Try to Weather the Weekend's Storm
DigitalJournal.com (press release)August 29, 2011

“The first thing a contractor should do is check their contract documents to see if the hurricane is covered,” said Michael W. Siri, a construction attorney Maryland's Bowie & Jensen business law firm, with a renowned construction law practice. ...more »

RPP Infra Bags Construction Contract From Republic Of Gabon For 250 Mln. Euros
RTT NewsAugust 29, 2011

The Government of Gabon has additionally offered RPP Infra various incentives, such as tax incentives, duty free import of machinery, tools, construction materials and plant. As on August 01, 2011, the total order book on hand stood at Rs.2150 crore, ...more »

Feature: A post-Gaddafi regime
Myjoyonline.comAugust 29, 2011

As Reuters reports, "Western companies look well positioned as billions of dollars in oil exploration and construction contracts come up for grabs as part of the reconstruction effort." Leaving aside the massive profits from the rebuilding that Libya ...more »

Word on the Street: Developer settles up on taxpayer loan
Peoria Journal StarAugust 29, 2011

Matthews, who was awarded a redevelopment agreement by the city of Peoria in 2010 to build the Marriott project, announced last week he has secured contracts with Marriott International to manage it. He also has obtained a construction contract with ...more »

Gov. John Kasich's administration moves closer to privatizing lottery
Plain DealerAugust 29, 2011

The administration plans to hire a consultant to look at the nuts and bolts of converting the $2.6 billion lottery into a quasi-government agency and determine its value. This will make the third contract the administration has awarded to a gaming ...more »

Ron Paul blasts FEMA and the dependency it has created
Daily CallerAugust 28, 2011

The stories of FEMA incompetence, sweetheart (and corrupt) deals amongst insiders when it comes to construction contracts, and massive red tape are legendary. Time to get rid of it, respect the Constitution, and allow people to keep their tax money in ...more »

Procurement law to battle graft
Times of IndiaAugust 28, 2011

They say such a law will go a long way in assuring investors and promote India as a stable and investment destination. "The law on procurement will also have to cover PPPs (public private partnerships). PPP is a contract to procure services for 30 ...more »

Doubts over management of Forth crossing could see bridge expertise lost
Herald ScotlandAugust 28, 2011

The agency also has mixed record of negotiating best value for taxpayer with engineering multinationals, and may face criticism over its supervision of the construction contract for, and management of the Government grant to, the Edinburgh tram project ...more »

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