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Industry Day at Groton Sub Base to Explore Alternative Energy Projects

  • July 27, 2014
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The Navy is inviting utility and other energy services providers to attend an energy industry day on Aug. 20 to discuss future projects and potential opportunities for meeting the energy goals at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn. The event is intended “to engage industry in an interactive way to gather additional information to support on-going market research efforts for upcoming renewable and alternative energy projects,” according to the announcement. The industry day is meant for utility providers and entities with a vested interest in utilities servicing the base, as well as energy services contractors and subcontractors qualified to support Naval Facilities Engineering Command in large-scale energy projects, it says. Registration is due by noon on Aug. 12. Announcement and registration materials are available on NECO.

Oklahoma Needs Consultant to Map State’s Defense Industry Supply Chain

  • July 27, 2014
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The Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is issuing an RFP for “Oklahoma and the Department of Defense: Impacts on the State’s Economy and Workforce Supply Chain Mapping and Analytics.” The project will utilize a supply chain mapping model performed by a contracted, nationally recognized independent economics and analytics firm with experience in the defense industry …

North Carolina Needs Consultant for JLUS for Seymour Johnson AFB

  • July 18, 2014
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The North Carolina Department of Commerce is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to prepare a joint land use study (JLUS) for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base including Dare County Range and associated special use airspace, military training routes, military operations areas and surrounding communities. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues, agriculture preservation, land conservation, fiscal impact analysis, economic development, and military installation management and operations. The RFP is available on the state’s purchasing website. Search by either Department (**Purchase and Contract**) or by Bid Number (43-1066-14). Sealed proposals will be received until 4 p.m. on Aug. 18. For further information, contact Casey Jones, purchasing agent, at casey.c.jones@nccommerce.com.

Fort Ord LRA Seeks to Fill Economic Development Position

  • July 16, 2014
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The Fort Ord Reuse Authority is seeking an experienced professional with strong communication, marketing and research skills to fill the economic development specialist position. The primary function of this position is to perform economic development recovery for the former Fort Ord military base by promoting educational and research-based business development services …

Puerto Rican LRA Seeks Developer to Transform Navy Base into Tourist Destination

  • July 8, 2014
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Puerto Rico’s Local Redevelopment Authority is seeking responses to a recently issued request for qualifications (RFQ) for master developers for the redevelopment of Roosevelt Roads, the island’s former U.S. Navy Base in Cieba. The RFQ includes 3,000 acres of prime Caribbean coastline that is ideal for hotel properties, ecotourism, marinas, light industrial, casinos, educational institutions and other mixed-use development …

Authorization Bill Places Pentagon on Path toward ‘Hollow’ Military

  • May 12, 2014
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By voting to block most of the Pentagon’s proposals for coping with stringent spending caps imposed through fiscal 2021, the House Armed Services Committee last week could jeopardize the military’s readiness while raising questions as to how DOD will meet the mandated budget limits starting in FY 2016. “When we are told we can’t reduce infrastructure, we can’t retire weapons systems, we can’t change pay, compensation, health care, what’s left … is readiness and modernization,” Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters over the weekend. “So we are going to have to raid our readiness accounts and our modernization account …

State Seeks Consultant for Analysis of Virginia Military Missions and Installations

  • March 30, 2014
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As a follow on to a 2013 analysis of military installations in Virginia, the commonwealth is seeking a consultant to conduct a SWOT analysis on nine additional military installations. The important aspects of the analysis will include: (1) development of an analytical tool to obtain essential, critical information about each Virginia military installation with input from the local installation and community leadership. The tool must include input from national defense resources, military service commands, senior political figures, defense industry experts, and local base and community leadership …

Texas Community Seeks Consultant to Prepare JLUS for Camp Swift

  • February 25, 2014
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The city of Bastrop, Texas, is requesting proposals from qualified firms to prepare a joint land use study (JLUS) for Camp Swift and the surrounding communities. Proposals will be received until 3 p.m. on March 21 at City Hall, 1311 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602. The RFP is available on the city’s website under “Public Notices.” Email requests to mmccollum@cityofbastrop.org.

Planning Commission Seeks Consultants for Diversification Project after Oshkosh Layoffs

  • February 19, 2014
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The Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative is a regional effort to respond to recent defense layoffs announced by the Oshkosh Corp. (OC) affecting a five-county region in East Central Wisconsin. Two project components are being released as separate RFPs: The Defense Industry Supply Chain component seeks to create a web-based directory of Oshkosh region defense contractors, businesses and suppliers that is based on substantial research and information compiled during an initial supply chain mapping activity. The Supply Chain Direct Assistance component will provide direct assistance services to expand the capabilities of the manufacturers and small businesses (supply chain) impacted by reduced OC production and procurement …

Virginia County Needs Risk Assessment, Strategic Planning for Research Park Initiative

  • February 5, 2014
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The Stafford County (Va.) Economic Development Authority, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Stafford Technology and Research Park initiative, has issued an RFP seeking written proposals from qualified firms to provide risk assessment and strategic planning services. The Stafford Technology and Research Park initiative is designed to facilitate public-private efforts to attract research and development spending and investment in the Quantico region, advance job creation that strengthens the mission of Marine Corps Base Quantico and enhance the region’s quality of life. Proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Feb. 28. For the full RFP, visit the Economic Development Authority website. For further information, contact the authority at 540/658-8681.

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