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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 …

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 …

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