Government Construction Contracts. Legal news and articles for September 30 - 30, 2011

Expertise yes, self-interest, maybePBS wins contractNRG Energy Completes Acquisition of 250-Megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch ...MILCON owner named regional Minority Small Business Person of the YearMyanmar to stop construction of controversial damConstruction companies bracing for a post-BRAC worldRoberts: Taxpayers losing out with new straw marketStates to Financially Break Away from Federal GovernmentSecrecy threat to democracy everywhereBAE Systems bids for major Hawk contract as 900 jobs threatened at BroughGovernment contemplating steps to take after court ruling on award to DowansMyanmar to stop construction of controversial damBracing for a post-BRAC worldContracts for September 29, 2011Federal Government's Largest FY2010 Contractors Paid Billions in Fines, Penalties

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Harper Government Announces Major Milestone on the Development of the Canadian ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 25, 2011

The development of this facility, which will be a significant hub for Arctic science and technology, is a cornerstone of the Government of Canada's Northern Strategy. "This is a major milestone for construction of the Canadian High Arctic Research ...more »

State can't quantify its contract spending
Statesman JournalSeptember 25, 2011

-ODOT has paid more than $17 million to a giant Portland construction company, hired to take the reins of an ongoing, $69 million renovation of the state Transportation Building in Salem. -The Oregon State Hospital replacement project has paid nearly ...more »

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Expertise yes, self-interest, maybe
Allentown Morning CallSeptember 30, 2011

And its chairman, attorney John A. Barbour, heads a law firm with state contracts. Barbour is the CEO and managing director of the Pittsburgh law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney. Long a player on the state's political landscape, the firm has long ...more »

PBS wins contract
Fiji TimesSeptember 30, 2011

... this contract in their favour, on top of two other overseas and one local contractor," Cook Islands government official technical adviser Ngateina Rani said. "The contract work involves the excavation of the southern Makatea headland; construction...more »

NRG Energy Completes Acquisition of 250-Megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 30, 2011

Construction on the project began this month, with approximately 350 jobs expected to be created in San Luis Obispo County over the two-year construction period. Once completed, the California Valley Solar Ranch will power about 100000 homes and will ...more »

MILCON owner named regional Minority Small Business Person of the Year
Bizjournals.comSeptember 30, 2011

Furthermore, participating in federal contracting has increased profit margins, Aranda says. “In the business world I have found that government contracting is what entrepreneurs should get into. ... It really opened doors,” Aranda says. ...more »

Myanmar to stop construction of controversial dam
ForbesSeptember 30, 2011

Thein Sein said all construction would be stopped for the duration of his term - at least until 2015 - in a striking reversal for the government. Earlier this month, Electric Power Minister Zaw Min had vowed the project would go ahead despite swelling ...more »

Construction companies bracing for a post-BRAC world
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineSeptember 30, 2011

While many construction companies around the US were struggling to land contracts in the last few years, Rockville's Foulger-Pratt was building the $50 million Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Part of the Pentagon's Base ...more »

Roberts: Taxpayers losing out with new straw market
Nassau GuardianSeptember 30, 2011

... you're paying a lot more for a lot less,” Roberts said. After canceling the straw market contract, the Ingraham government signed a contract with Cavalier Construction for a new market, which replaces the market destroyed by fire in September 2001.more »

States to Financially Break Away from Federal Government
Gold SeekSeptember 30, 2011

The unsound condition of large US banks, which have inaccurate and crumbling balance sheets along with $250 trillion in high-risk OTC derivatives contracts; 2. The unstable nature of the US and world financial systems, characterized by unworkable ...more »

Secrecy threat to democracy everywhere
StarPhoenixSeptember 30, 2011

Faced with mounting public pressure, the government established the l'Unité permanente anticorruption, which eventually uncovered mass corruption in the public awarding of construction contracts, which it outlined in a detailed report to the Ministry ...more »

BAE Systems bids for major Hawk contract as 900 jobs threatened at Brough
Hull Daily MailSeptember 30, 2011

The company is bidding for a £5 billion contract from the US Government to build between 350 and 500 Hawk trainer jets for the US Air Force. But instead of construction being carried out in Brough – the home of Hawk manufacturing – BAE has signed an ...more »

Government contemplating steps to take after court ruling on award to Dowans
IPPmediaSeptember 30, 2011

The pact also involves the construction of two gas processing plants able to generate 3900 megawatts. Energy and Minerals minister William Ngeleja told journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the contract was signed in Beijing on Tuesday after the ...more »

Myanmar to stop construction of controversial dam
The Associated PressSeptember 30, 2011

Thein Sein said all construction would be stopped for the duration of his term — at least until 2015 — in a striking reversal for the government. Earlier this month, Electric Power Minister Zaw Min had vowed the project would go ahead despite ...more »

Bracing for a post-BRAC world
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineSeptember 30, 2011

While many construction companies around the US were struggling to land contracts in the last few years, Rockville's Foulger-Pratt was building the $50 million Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Part of the Pentagon's Base ...more »

Contracts for September 29, 2011
Laser Focus worldSeptember 30, 2011

Barnhart Balfour Beatty, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded $7084773 for firm-fixed-price task order 0002 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-10-D-5407) for the design and construction of the Marine Aviation ...more »

Federal Government's Largest FY2010 Contractors Paid Billions in Fines, Penalties
eNews Park ForestSeptember 30, 2011

For 25 of the top 100 recipients of federal contracts, POGO has not found any instances of misconduct, and an additional 14 contractors have only one instance, showing once again that contractor misconduct should not be accepted as a normal cost of ...more »

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