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IIF 15 – Ready and Resilient Defense Communities and Installations

  • January 7, 2015
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This year’s Installation Innovation Forum, to be held March 15-17 in Monterey, Calif., will focus on several key issues critical to defense communities striving to support installations amid an austere budget environment, including bolstering partnerships, mission enhancement and preparing for force structure cuts. The Forum promises to be the largest gathering of defense community leaders, officials from DOD and the services, and the private sector dedicated to advancing partnership concepts and developing forward-looking strategies needed to support installations and military families since ADC first launched the event two years ago. More than 30 defense communities will be represented at the Forum, with many of those bringing their installation commanders as well …

With OEA Support, Communities Pursue Varied Strategies to Prepare for Downsizing

  • January 7, 2015
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Looming cutbacks in DOD spending spawned by the 2011 Budget Control Act spending caps could have far-reaching effects on many defense communities, as a result of downsizing at installations and retrenchment in the defense sector. In response, numerous communities and states are taking advantage of support offered by the Office of Economic Adjustment for defense industry adjustment. Affected communities are using the grants to craft strategies focusing on regional job creation through economic diversification, business development, attraction and expansion, and workforce development. Communities also are using the funds to map their defense sector’s supply chain to better deploy resources to mitigate potential spending cutbacks. Installation Innovation Forum 2015 will have a special track on how communities can manage the impacts of downsizing, with several sessions devoted to defense industry adjustment …

South Dakota Authority Needs Consultant for JLUS at Ellsworth AFB

  • December 3, 2014
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The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority (SDEDA) in Rapid City, S.D., is seeking proposals from qualified firms to prepare a joint land use study for the communities surrounding Ellsworth Air Force Base. The effort is funded by DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment which provides grants to state and local governments to conduct a JLUS to support the long-term sustainability and operability of military installation complexes. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues, impact/analysis concerning air installation compatible use zones, economic development, and military installation management and operations …

N.C. County Seeks Consultant to Perform JLUS at MCAS Cherry Point

  • November 19, 2014
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Carteret County, N.C.., is seeking proposals from qualified firms to prepare a joint land use study for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, ALF Bogue, OLF Atlantic, BT-11, BT-9 and the surrounding communities. The effort is funded by DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment which provides grants to state and local governments to conduct a JLUS to support the long-term sustainability and operability of military installation complexes. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues, ecosystem management/impact analysis, fiscal impact analysis, economic development, and military installation management and operations. A final JLUS report will be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. Responses are due by Dec. 19, 2014, at 4 p.m. The complete request for proposal may be found on the Carteret County website. All questions regarding this RFP shall be in written form and directed to Eugene Foxworth at eugene.foxworth@carteretcountync.gov.

Pueblo Chemical Depot LRA Seeks Firm to Prepare Reuse, Homeless Assistance Plans

  • November 16, 2014
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The Pueblo (Colo.) Depot Activity Development Authority, now known as PuebloPlex, will issue a request for proposals for redevelopment planning services on Monday. As part of its duties under the Redevelopment Act for surplus property at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, PuebloPlex is seeking qualified organizations through an RFP for contractual consultant services to complete its redevelopment plan and homeless assistance submission …

McAlester Seeks Consultant to Develop Defense Sector Economic Development Strategy

  • November 11, 2014
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The city of McAlester, Okla., and the McAlester Defense Support Association have issued a request for proposal notification seeking a consultant to develop a multifaceted McAlester defense sector economic development strategy focused on ensuring the long-term viability of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Choctaw Defense and all southeast Oklahoma defense- and homeland security-related industries. Further, the consultant shall provide ongoing technical assistance promoting military-and homeland security-related interests in southeast Oklahoma throughout the term of the professional services agreement. The RFP can be obtained by contacting Leroy Alsup, community and economic development director for McAlester, at 918/423-9300 ext. 4951 or leroy.alsup@cityofmcalester.com. The deadline for responses to the RFP is 5 p.m. (CST) on Dec. 15.

Connecticut Town Needs Consultant to Prepare JLUS for National Guard Facility

  • November 4, 2014
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The town of East Lyme, Conn., is seeking proposals from qualified firms to prepare a joint land use study (JLUS) for Stones Ranch Military Reservation, including Camp Niantic, and surrounding communities. The effort is funded by DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment which provides grants to state and local governments to conduct a JLUS to support the long-term sustainability and operability of a military installation. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues, fiscal impact analysis, economic development, and military installation management and operations …

Ohio County Seeks Consultant for Evaluation of Former Lima Army Tank Plant, Its Workforce

  • October 29, 2014
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Allen County, Ohio, is seeking a consultant to support local economic adjustment efforts aimed at preparing, retaining and diversifying current and displaced workers at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC) in preparation of the M1A3 Abrams product line and future production of both military and nonmilitary structures at the facility in northwestern Ohio. Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Allen County Commissioners in the Commissioners Office, 204 North Main Street, Suite 301, Lima, Ohio until 2 p.m., on Dec. 1 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud for the purchase of a Future Alternatives for the JSMC and its Workforce …

Klamath Falls Seeks Consultant to Prepare JLUS for Air National Guard Base

  • October 13, 2014
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The city of Klamath Falls, Ore., is seeking a qualified consultant or consultants to prepare a joint land use study (JLUS) for Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls. The Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment provided a grant to the city to conduct a JLUS to support the long-term sustainability and operability of the military installation complex. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues, fiscal impact analysis, economic development, and military installation management and operations. Interested firms can obtain the request for proposals, which outlines the information necessary to understand the consultant selection process and the required documentation, from the city’s website. Letters of interest and proposals shall be submitted no later than 4 p.m. PST on Oct. 27 to the Community Development office, 226 South 5th Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Questions should be directed to Sandra Fox, (541) 883-5361.

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.

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