Government Construction Contracts. Legal news and articles for January 31 - 31, 2012

CONSOL Energy and MarkWest Sign Agreement to Accelerate Natural Gas ...Va. House, Senate approve ban on mandatory labor agreementsMaine Contract Bidding Made EasierCommittee streamlines state contract bidding processCorruption carries a heavy cost: Ed QuatrevauxFoster Wheeler for UK carbon capture projectHumberside hopes rise for carbon capture and storage following new appointmentsBill Cuts Red Tape for State ContractorsPolice £129m building scheme gets the nodLouisiana Business: New Orleans Contractor School, Ft. Polk, Lafayette ChamberPublic contracting: Restrictions are unlikely to helpCuomo Aims to Speed Tappan Zee Construction With 'Design-Build'Cuomo Aims to Speed Tappan Zee Construction With 'Design-Build'Telstra wins WA mobile contractVSE Corporation Retains U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command 5-Year, $1.5 Billion ...

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J&G Attorney Disputes Assertions That Protest Over GHURA Award is Subject to ...
Pacific News CenterJanuary 1, 2012

HUD further explains, "Each year, the IRS allocates housing tax credits to designated state agencies - typically state housing finance agencies - which in turn award the credits to developers of qualified projects. ... The state allocating agency must ...more »

Megawide Construction taps Japanese firm for PPP projects
BusinessWorld Online EditionJanuary 3, 2012

Further, the company said it is interested in seeking out construction contracts for office developments, and mass housing in order to diversify its customer base. Megawide Construction, first incorporated in 2004, is primarily engaged in site ...more »

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CONSOL Energy and MarkWest Sign Agreement to Accelerate Natural Gas ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 31, 2012

31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. /quotes/zigman/190880/quotes/nls/cnx CNX -1.30% , the leading diversified fuel producer headquartered in the Eastern US, today announced that the company recently amended a previous agreement with ...more »

Va. House, Senate approve ban on mandatory labor agreements
Washington TimesJanuary 31, 2012

By David Sherfinski The Virginia House and Senate on Tuesday voted to ban mandatory project labor agreements on state-funded construction projects, a move proponents argue will help protect the state's right-to-work laws and create a level playing ...more »

Maine Contract Bidding Made Easier
MPBN NewsJanuary 31, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A bill before a Maine legislative committee has led to an agreement that snips red tape for businesses that want to bid on state contracts. The State and Local Government Committee has unanimously accepted a report that puts the ...more »

Committee streamlines state contract bidding process
Mainebiz DailyJanuary 31, 2012

A legislative committee has approved a change to the way businesses bid on state contracts to make it easier on contractors. The State and Local Government Committee unanimously accepted a report that enables contractors to prequalify for contracts...more »

Corruption carries a heavy cost: Ed Quatrevaux
NOLA.comJanuary 31, 2012

By Contributing Op-Ed columnist Although most citizens understand that government corruption costs them money, few realize that the real costs of corruption are far more serious. Corruption destroys government's ability to operate efficiently and ...more »

Foster Wheeler for UK carbon capture project
The EngineerJanuary 31, 2012

Zug, Switzerland - Foster Wheeler has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract by 2Co Power (Yorkshire) Ltd (2Co) for the Don Valley Power Project in Stainforth, Yorkshire, UK. The scheme comprises a 900 MW installed capacity (650 ...more »

Humberside hopes rise for carbon capture and storage following new appointments
Energy and Environmental Management (EAEM) MagazineJanuary 31, 2012

Planning permission for the power plant has already been granted, and main construction activities would start in 2013, provided the project wins financial support from the EU and UK government, for which it is currently competing.more »

Bill Cuts Red Tape for State Contractors
WABIJanuary 31, 2012

Augusta - A bill before a Maine legislative committee has led to an agreement that snips red tape for businesses that want to bid on state contracts. The State and Local Government Committee has unanimously accepted a report that puts the process in ...more »

Police £129m building scheme gets the nod
Somerset County GazetteJanuary 31, 2012

The force and the police authority have been granted permission by the Government to appoint Blue Light Partnership consortium as their Private Finance Initiative partner. The consortium, led by Bilfinger Berger Project Investments and comprising ...more »

Louisiana Business: New Orleans Contractor School, Ft. Polk, Lafayette Chamber
BayoubuzzJanuary 31, 2012

Ft. Polk Land Purchase Agreement Today, the State of Louisiana announced a successful effort by the US Army to secure a purchase agreement on additional… Is the verbal commotion over Louisiana education figuratively getting poor marks?more »

Public contracting: Restrictions are unlikely to help
Waterbury Republican AmericanJanuary 31, 2012

Two years ago, members of the New London-Norwich Building and Construction Trades and the Connecticut Laborers District Council staged demonstrations after Amtrak awarded a $104.7 million, stimulus-funded contract to a Massachusetts contractor to ...more »

Cuomo Aims to Speed Tappan Zee Construction With 'Design-Build'
BusinessWeekJanuary 31, 2012

The Infrastructure Investment Act, passed by the Legislature in a special session with little fanfare, allows the departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation as well as the Thruway Authority to contract with a single entity to design ...more »

Cuomo Aims to Speed Tappan Zee Construction With 'Design-Build'
BloombergJanuary 31, 2012

The Infrastructure Investment Act, passed by the Legislature in a special session with little fanfare, allows the departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation as well as the Thruway Authority to contract with a single entity to design ...more »

Telstra wins WA mobile contract
NinemsnJanuary 31, 2012

The telco and the WA government said the contract was for 113 new mobile sites to increase coverage to the state's regional and remote areas. "Construction of the first sites is underway and it is anticipated the project will be completed over the next ...more »

VSE Corporation Retains U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command 5-Year, $1.5 Billion ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)January 31, 2012

... $277 million cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract by the US Naval Sea Systems Command as a result of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) having denied a protest to the award of the contract to VSE.more »

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