Government Construction Contracts. Legal news and articles for March 30 - 31, 2012

Slovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State TendersLagos to deliver N1.7bn road contract soonMILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IN ACTION: Defense Dept. Contracts for March 30, 2012Morganton City Council considers water plant contractsRohnert Park could get 3000-slot casinoNew queries for Lord Ashcroft over link to collapsed Caribbean firmDOT: $34m Contract for New Neches River FacilityChina must improve its construction recordUnions Say They'll Be Watching As Out-Of-State Company Walks Away With Big ...Woyomegate: Police invite Kwadwo MpianiNUCLEAR ENERGY No easy answersOntario government faces $300-million suit for cancelling Mississauga gas plantHalifax shipyard gets government financial aid package for navy shipsOntario government faces $300 million suit for cancelling Mississauga gas plantDOT awards $34 million contract for Ready Reserve Fleet

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Macomb County Executive's Office sues commissioners over contract power
Detroit Free PressMarch 1, 2012

By Eric D. Lawrence The Macomb County Executive's Office sued the county commissioners Wednesday in a dispute over contracting authority that has come to symbolize a power struggle between the two branches of government. County Executive Mark Hackel ...more »

Feds: Laguna Construction workers in kickback ring
KRGVMarch 3, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) Eight people connected to a Laguna Pueblo Indian-owned construction company were indicted by a federal grand jury in an elaborate kickback and money laundering scheme involving Iraqi construction projects, US Attorney Kenneth J.more »

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Slovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State Tenders
Global Voices OnlineMarch 31, 2012

Not so uncommon were contracts covered by commercial secrecy laws, with subsequent unofficial adjustments that included higher prices. That's why the outgoing government had introduced new, stricter rules. For example, any state-related contract ...more »

Lagos to deliver N1.7bn road contract soon
The NationMarch 31, 2012

By Ambrose Nnaji 1 minute ago Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Kadir Hamzat has said that the construction of the Addo Kekere/Langbasa/Kajola roads in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state will soon be completed.more »

MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IN ACTION: Defense Dept. Contracts for March 30, 2012
HNN Huntingtonnews.netMarch 31, 2012

Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract combines purchases for the governments of Saudi Arabia ($85338195; 87.85 percent) and Korea ($11806779; 12.15 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Act. The Naval ...more »

Morganton City Council considers water plant contracts
Morganton News HeraldMarch 31, 2012

In prior months, the council approved a $192000 contract with Willis Engineers and a $1508000 contract with Gilbert Engineering for construction. City staff is recommending the council fund the project through installment purchase financing.more »

Rohnert Park could get 3000-slot casino
Santa Rosa Press DemocratMarch 31, 2012

By JEREMY HAY The Indian casino-resort proposed for the outskirts of Rohnert Park cleared a crucial hurdle Friday, securing the state compact it needed before construction can start. Gov. Jerry Brown's signature on a gaming contract was one of the ...more »

New queries for Lord Ashcroft over link to collapsed Caribbean firm
The GuardianMarch 31, 2012

The hospitals' contract was controversial in the Turks and Caicos. The previous government had planned to build a hospital at a cost of between $40m and $50m. The Misick government instead commissioned the construction of a 20-bed hospital in ...more »

DOT: $34m Contract for New Neches River Facility
MarineLinkMarch 31, 2012

The US Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded a $34.6 million contract for the design and construction of a new facility for eight of the largest government ready reserve fleet cargo ships on the Neches River near ...more »

China must improve its construction record
Financial PostMarch 31, 2012

China's strategy is to buy resources around the world, then low-ball to get construction contracts by using Chinese laborers and materials. This is not only damaging to the domestic economy, and unnecessary, but in some cases laws and obligations have ...more »

Unions Say They'll Be Watching As Out-Of-State Company Walks Away With Big ...
Hartford CourantMarch 31, 2012

"We are required by law to award contracts to the lowest responsible bidder," DOT spokesman Judd Everhart said in a statement. "The competition is open to everyone — in state and out of state — and we are prohibited from showing any preference to one ...more »

Woyomegate: Police invite Kwadwo Mpiani
GhanaWebMarch 31, 2012

Since the matter took the centre stage of the country's political discussions, there have been running media battles between Waterville and Mr. Mpiani over the cancellation of a supposed contract the former claims it won for the construction five ...more »

NUCLEAR ENERGY No easy answers
Power Engineering MagazineMarch 31, 2012

SA is about to embark on a tender for the construction of at least six new nuclear power stations, worth anywhere between R300bn and R1trillion. It will be the largest tender in the country's history and comes against a backdrop of rampant government...more »

Ontario government faces $300-million suit for cancelling Mississauga gas plant
Globe and MailMarch 30, 2012

The financing company behind the cancelled gas-fired electrical plant in Mississauga is suing the Ontario government for $300-million for breach of contract. EIG Management, a Washington, DC-based investment company, is seeking an additional ...more »

Halifax shipyard gets government financial aid package for navy ships
Waterloo RecordMarch 30, 2012

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia announced a $304-million aid package Friday for Irving Shipbuilding to help the company kick-start construction of the navy's next fleet of warships, a decision that one national taxpayers group said was a misuse of public money.more »

Ontario government faces $300 million suit for cancelling Mississauga gas plant
Winnipeg Free PressMarch 30, 2012

TORONTO - The financing company behind a cancelled gas-fired electrical generating station in Mississauga has launched a $300 million lawsuit against the Ontario government for breach of contract and conspiracy. EIG Management, a Washington, ...more »

DOT awards $34 million contract for Ready Reserve Fleet
KFDM-TV NewsMarch 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - From DOT - The US Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) today awarded a $34.6 million contract for the design and construction of a new facility for eight of the largest government ready reserve fleet cargo ...more »

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