Government Construction Contracts. Legal news and articles for April 21 - 25, 2017

Value of city contracts to disadvantaged business hits all-time high in 2016Significant Milestone reached as Government of Canada Awards ...United Technologies Just Got More Lucrative Government Contracts After Offshoring 1000 Carrier Jobs to MexicoBuy American Executive Order Means Renewed Obligations for Government ContractorsCity to look at bids for fixing brick streetGovt mulls roping in Chinese contractor for Budhigandaki projectNew York wastes billions on 'prevailing wage' construction jobsGov't Awards Contract for Port Antonio Sewerage and Drainage ProjectCity eyes resurfacing contracts, brick streetsGovernment slammed over Hinkley contract publication delayFort Wayne City Council approves tunnel project contractTrump's Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have For It Now?GOP delivers on pro-business bills: Key issues that defined Iowa's Legislature 2017 sessionUK Government Contracts for 6th Astute Class Attack SubmarineRegulatory rollback

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Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico
The RepublicMarch 27, 2017

Among them are self-described small, disadvantaged firms, like Nationwide Construction Services of Jacksonville, Florida, and Northwest Geotechnical Consultants of Wilsonville, Oregon. Some of the big companies include a subsidiary of the construction ...more »

California official, 7 others charged in construction fraud
McClatchy Washington BureauApril 7, 2017

Federal prosecutors have charged a former high-ranking official in California's veterans affairs department and seven other people in an investigation of alleged bid rigging on public construction contracts, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday.more »

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Value of city contracts to disadvantaged business hits all-time high in 2016
San Antonio Business JournalApril 25, 2017

The construction company was awarded a $350,000 contract to replace 650 seats inside the Carver Community Cultural Center on the city's East Side in June 2016, according to city records. Tejas Premier Building Contractor has worked over the years on ...more »

Significant Milestone reached as Government of Canada Awards ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)April 25, 2017

CAMPBELLFORD, ON, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's national parks and historic sites enable Canadian families to experience our rich history and heritage.more »

United Technologies Just Got More Lucrative Government Contracts After Offshoring 1000 Carrier Jobs to Mexico
Huffington PostApril 25, 2017

United Technologies, the firm President Donald Trump spotlighted with his threat to punish companies offshoring jobs, is moving more than 1,000 of its Indiana Carrier jobs to Mexico despite Trump's intervention. Instead of punishment, since ...more »

Buy American Executive Order Means Renewed Obligations for Government Contractors
Lexology (registration)April 25, 2017

For U.S. government contractors, the Order's bite comes from its commitment to the “immediate enforcement and assessment of domestic preferences according to the Buy American Laws.” As used in the Order, the term “Buy American ... The Trade Agreements ...more »

City to look at bids for fixing brick street
Bloomington PantagraphApril 25, 2017

... contract with J.G. Stewart Contractors Inc. of Bloomington to replace sidewalk access ramps that are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and sidewalks not considered serviceable along the streets to be resurfaced this ...more »

Govt mulls roping in Chinese contractor for Budhigandaki project
The Kathmandu PostApril 25, 2017

The government has revived the process of awarding the construction contract for the Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project to China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) without competitive bidding. The Energy Ministry has been holding talks with the ...more »

New York wastes billions on 'prevailing wage' construction jobs
New York PostApril 25, 2017

The culprit is New York's longstanding requirement that contractors pay the local “prevailing wage” on publicly funded construction projects. Rooted in late 19th-century worries that government contracts would be won by firms importing cheap labor, the ...more »

Gov't Awards Contract for Port Antonio Sewerage and Drainage Project
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceApril 24, 2017

Photo: Dave Reid Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (right), discusses aspects of plans for the Port Antonio Sewerage and Drainage project to Country Manager, VINCI Construction Grands ...more »

City eyes resurfacing contracts, brick streets
Bloomington PantagraphApril 24, 2017

The council, which will meet at 7 p.m Monday at City Hall, is expected to award several contracts for street and sidewalk projects and to consider whether to resurface brick Monroe Street from Clinton to Robinson streets with asphalt or to repair or ...more »

Government slammed over Hinkley contract publication delay
Construction NewsApril 24, 2017

The publication of the contracts, which the government released in November 2016, revealed that management consultancy Leigh Fisher could face a conflict of interest row after it emerged that the firm, which had been advising the UK government over the ...more »

Fort Wayne City Council approves tunnel project contract
McClatchy Washington BureauApril 23, 2017

A $187.7 million construction contract has been approved to build the Three Rivers Overflow Reduction and Protection Tunnel in northeastern Indiana. The project is part of a long-term plan to reduce the average number of combined sewer overflows in ...more »

Trump's Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have For It Now?
Long Island PressApril 23, 2017

The contracts for the prototype walls — some made of concrete, some made of other material, all to be “aesthetically pleasing” per Trump's wishes for a beautiful wall — will be announced later this summer. The prototypes will guide construction for ...more »

GOP delivers on pro-business bills: Key issues that defined Iowa's Legislature 2017 session
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 22, 2017

In Polk County alone, about 36,000 workers would have been helped by a minimum wage increase, said Peter Fisher, research director at the left-leaning Iowa Policy Project. Another 10,800 would have indirectly been aided by Polk County's increases ...more »

UK Government Contracts for 6th Astute Class Attack Submarine
Second Line of DefenseApril 22, 2017

2017-04-22 The MOD has negotiated a new £1.4 billion contract for the Royal Navy's new attack submarine, the sixth in a total fleet of seven, which will protect the UK's new aircraft carriers and nuclear deterrent. The submarine, named Agamemnon, is ...more »

Regulatory rollback
Construction & Demolition RecyclingApril 21, 2017

... House in mid-March has been praised by ABC as a way to “create a level playing field where more qualified contractors will compete for public construction contracts because the government cannot encourage or prohibit project labor agreements (PLAs).”.more »

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