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Sumter Seeks Consultant to Perform JLUS for Shaw AFB

  • June 25, 2015
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The Sumter City-County Planning Commission is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to prepare and deliver a joint land use study (JLUS) for Shaw Air Force Base and Poinsett Range in the city of Sumter and Sumter County, S.C. The project is funded by DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues, as well as military installation management and operations. Responses are due by July 24 at 5 p.m. The complete RFP may be found on the city of Sumter website. All questions regarding this RFP shall be in written form and directed to George K. McGregor at gmcgregor@sumter-sc.com.

Concord Seeks Community Reuse Planning Director

  • May 14, 2015
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The city of Concord, Calif., is recruiting for a director of community reuse planning. This position is the head of the Local Reuse Authority’s reuse office, which is a department of the city. The day-to-day responsibilities for the director include guiding and managing the city’s base reuse project to fruition in a manner consistent with the city’s adopted plans. The director manages a number of contracts with outside consultants and oversees a team of city staff from various departments. This position is required to frequently attend meetings conducted during evening hours and/or on weekends and sometimes has irregular work hours in order to meet deadlines and achieve objectives. A bachelor’s degree is required along with a master’s degree and 10 years’ experience. Please see the city of Concord website for full job description and how to apply.

State Seeks Project Manager for Study of Defense Manufacturing Supply Chain in Georgia

  • April 21, 2015
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The Georgia Department of Economic Development plans to hire a senior project manager on a contract basis to coordinate a study on supply chain mapping. The department has been awarded a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment to determine the impact of DOD and related federal spending on Georgia’s economy by identifying the aerospace and defense industrial base down to the 4th tier suppliers, and mapping them according to NAICS and product or service codes …

Monterey Extends Deadline to Respond to RFP for SWOT Analysis

  • March 12, 2015
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The city of Monterey, Calif., is requesting proposals from qualified firms to conduct a comprehensive strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis for Monterey County installations and associated facilities and missions. The installations included in the analysis are: Presidio of Monterey (home to the Defense Language Institute); Naval Support Activity Monterey (home to the Naval Postgraduate School); Fort Hunter Liggett; Camp Roberts; and Ord Military Community. The city has extended the deadline for submitting proposals until March 27 at 5:00 p.m. The RFP is available on the city website.

Mobile Workshop – The Monterey Model in Action

  • March 5, 2015
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ADC and the City of Monterey will host a mobile workshop to highlight the innovative partnership between the city and the Presidio of Monterey. The workshop will take place on the afternoon of Monday, March 16, as part of the [defensecommunities.org/innovation]Installation Innovation Forum 2015 program. Attendees will travel to the Presidio of Monterey and the Presidio Municipal Services Agency to see first-hand how this unique partnership allows the city to provide facility maintenance for buildings, roads, the sewer and electrical system, and heating and air conditioning.

Cape Cod Commission Releases RFI for Military-Community Communications Plan

  • March 1, 2015
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In support of the Upper Cape communities in Massachusetts and Joint Base Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Commission is seeking information on how an interested contractor could develop and/or modify tools and procedures to standardize and improve communication and coordination between the military installation and surrounding jurisdictions across a wide range of subjects and where appropriate to propose different, more proactive and modern tools and mechanisms to achieve effective military-civilian communication and coordination. The purpose of this request for information is to obtain responses from experienced vendors in this field with guidance or insight on the most effective tools and mechanisms to include in a potential Upper Cape regional communication and coordination platform that would also have the benefit of improving community-JBCC coordination …

Monterey Seeks Consultant to Prepare SWOT Analysis for Area Installations

  • February 11, 2015
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The city of Monterey, Calif., is requesting proposals from qualified firms to conduct a comprehensive strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis for Monterey County installations and associated facilities and missions. The installations included in the analysis are: Presidio of Monterey (home to the Defense Language Institute); Naval Support Activity Monterey (home to the Naval Postgraduate School); Fort Hunter Liggett; Camp Roberts; and Ord Military Community. Proposals are due March 13 by 5:00 p.m. to the Plans and Public Works Department. The RFP is available on the city website.

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 …

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