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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

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.

Significant Participation at the IIF by DoD and the Services

  • January 28, 2014
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As DoD and the services continue to ramp up their efforts to identify and pursue partnerships and shared services, Installation Innovation Forum 2014 has become the go-to event for installation managers and military service leaders looking to explore new partnership ideas and forge collaborative relationships with the over 300 defense community representatives and industry partners scheduled to attend. Over 30 military commands and DoD offices will be making the trip to San Antonio to participate in this unique 3-day event, including…

Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority Issues RFQ for Master Developer

  • January 27, 2014
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The Horsham Land Redevelopment Authority has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a master developer for 862 acres at the former Naval Air Station – Joint Reserve Base (NAS-JRB) Willow Grove located in Horsham, Pa. The NAS-JRB Willow Grove redevelopment plan is focused on the creation of job generating uses through a variety of mixed uses …

Concord LRA Seeks Master Developer for Naval Weapons Station Site

  • January 16, 2014
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The city of Concord is taking another step in the multi-decade process to develop the shuttered Concord Naval Weapons Station property. On Jan. 17, the Local Reuse Authority (LRA) released a request for statements of qualifications for a master developer for implementation of the Reuse Project Area Plan. The redevelopment of the 5,046-acre CNWS site represents one of the largest mixed-use, transit-oriented community development opportunities in Northern California. The LRA seeks to pre-qualify a limited number of master developers who will be invited to participate in a subsequent request for proposal process this summer …


  • January 10, 2014
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North Carolina Commission Requests Information for Study of State’s Bases

  • January 7, 2014
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The North Carolina Military Affairs Commission is interested in learning about consulting companies who may be able to assist the commission with determining the status of its military installations in regard to withstanding additional budget cuts; to be better prepared for another round of base realignment and closure; and to determine what additional actions may be needed to protect and expand military missions in the state. This request for information is intended to collect information and recommendations regarding this requirement …

TexAmericas Center Seeks Qualified Insurance Brokerages Services

  • January 5, 2014
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TexAmericas Center (TAC), the local redevelopment authority for the former Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant (LSAAP) near Hooks, Texas seeks qualified firms to provide insurance brokerage services related to the placement of environmental insurance (such as a Pollution Legal Liability or PLL policy) required to support the privatized environmental cleanup of certain areas at the former LSAAP being undertaken by TAC…

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