Apr 12th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure, Vertical by Government Contracting Pipeline

Tennessee- In November the state approved a Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) of roughly three square miles for the city of Memphis. A sports complex would be the centerpiece of this $100 million project to rehabilitate the Mid-South Fairgrounds. Once the complex is built, the city plans to find someone to run the $40 million facility. […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Energy by Taylor Perk

New York– The city of Buffalo has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking 20-year power purchase agreements from solar contractors for 32 sites around the city. The solicitation is part of a larger renewable energy initiative led by the city, Erie County and area higher education institutions. The RFP states the city seeks a competitive cost […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Taylor Perk

The Texas Department of Transportation held an open house Thursday for those interested in proposed changes to Interstate 35 in Georgetown. As part of the Austin District Mobility35 project, the plans include reconstructing the intersections at I-35 and Southeast Inner Loop and Westinghouse Road, improving the existing I-35 southbound frontage road from north of SE Inner Loop to Ranch-to-Market […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Energy by Taylor Perk

Massachusetts- The office of Governor Charlie Baker will issue a request for proposals (RFP) for an offshore wind energy project. The state will consider bids of 200, 400 and 800 megawatts. The governor’s office oversees the offshore wind procurement process, but contracts are negotiated by the state’s three utilities. The governor’s officials will first request approval […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

Texas– The drainage system for the Quail Creek area in Wichita Falls, which has 3,442 properties, needs to be updated. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) mapping of the area is outdated and the model needs to be adjusted to include additional improvements made since it was last mapped in the 1990s. A FEMA map […]

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Apr 3rd 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure, Water by Government Contracting Pipeline

California- Antioch’s city council has voted to move ahead with a brackish desalination plant. The city accepted a $10 million state grant that will pay toward the design and construction. Pumps would take brackish river water from the city’s Fulton Shipyard intake and pipe it to the desalination plant at 410 Putnam St. where it […]

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Mar 29th 2019 | Posted in Education, Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Texas A&M-San Antonio has hired a construction manager to assist with its Academic and Administration Building project. A request for proposals will be released April 3 to subcontractors and suppliers. The project entails construction of a 58,000-square-foot, mission-style brick and stone facade building. In addition to providing office space for administration staff, the building will […]

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Mar 27th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Indiana– The Fort Wayne International Airport needs a $44 million expansion to accommodate its continued growth within the current 100,000-square-foot terminal. Plans are in motion for a two-phase project on the west and east parts of the terminal. This year, preparations are underway to expand the first and second floors of the west terminal by about 30,000 square feet. The expansion of the first floor includes additional […]

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Mar 13th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure, Vertical by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Missouri– Jackson County will issue a request for proposals (RFP) for an owner’s representative services for a new jail. An owner’s representative manages all aspects of a construction project on behalf of an investor or developer. The county recently formed a working group for project development of the new jail. A consultant team explored new […]

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Mar 6th 2019 | Posted in Vertical by Texas Government Insider

Texas– The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $652 million to benefit unmet housing recovery needs. This is the third allocation of funding from HUD for Harvey recovery efforts, and will provide additional restoration resources for homes, businesses and infrastructure impacted by the storm. These funds, provided from the Community Development […]

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Mar 6th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Government Contracting Pipeline

Virginia– After three years of research, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with the city of Norfolk, has reached a milestone in the Coastal Storm Risk Management study. The project moves onto the next phase with the approval and signature of Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, chief of engineers and commanding general […]

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Apr 27th 2018 | Posted in Water by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.
Nick Williams, P.E. City of Stephenville Director of Public Works

Stephenville city officials plan to use $17 million in funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to upgrade the wastewater treatment system. The first phase of the project, estimated to cost $9.5 million, is to add a relief load transfer point to bottleneck, said Nick Williams, director […]

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Apr 11th 2018 | Posted in Transportation by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials plan to begin construction in 2019 on the second phase of a $182 million project to improve eight miles of U.S. Highway 281 from Stone Oak Parkway to Borgfeld Dr. TxDOT began work in 2017 on the first phase of a $192 million project to upgrade U.S. 281 from […]

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Mar 26th 2018 | Posted in Transportation by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Michigan- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is requesting bids in June for a nine-mile construction project planned for Interstate 94. The project, located in Jackson County, is estimated to cost between $90 million and $100 million. The first phase of the multi-year project is expected to begin this summer. Road and bridge work will […]

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Mar 23rd 2018 | Posted in Water by Mary Scott Nabers

America has very frightening water problems. The country’s resources are inadequate in many states. Water quality is so poor in some areas that citizens are in danger. Another Flint, Michigan, could occur at any time. Water pipelines passed their anticipated life expectancy decades ago in about 80 percent of the country. If ever we should […]

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Mar 21st 2018 | Posted in Vertical by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Florida– Florida lawmakers approved $487 million in the annual Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) program for the 2018-19 academic year. This also includes $33 million in funding contingent on reimbursements from the federal government related to emergency spending during Hurricane Irma. Under the PECO program, the university system will have $112 million in individual projects […]

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Feb 26th 2018 | Posted in Water by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved $499 million in funding towards the building of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County. This is the second portion of an application received from the North Texas Municipal Water District during the third funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. […]

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Feb 9th 2018 | Posted in Transportation by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Austin City Council members are reviewing a staff proposal to spend $482 million in bond funds approved in 2016 on a project to upgrade nine corridor roads. Once completed, the project is expected to cost $1.4 billion. The proposal calls for a major upgrade of East Riverside Drive, but only short-term improvements such as pavement […]

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Feb 2nd 2018 | Posted in Vertical by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

The Bellaire City Council approved the site plan and traffic study for a $137 million project to rebuild Bellaire High School on its original site. The city’s approval allows the Houston Independent School District to move forward with the final design and construction phase of the project that was approved in a 2012 bond election. […]

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Jan 26th 2018 | Posted in Water by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

California– California’s Department of Water Resources has approved $34.4 million in grants to eight desalination projects across the state. The money comes from Proposition 1, a water bond passed by state voters in November 2014. Three projects were awarded $10 million each to help with construction. Among them is the Antioch Brackish Water Desalination Project, […]

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Jan 10th 2018 | Posted in Infrastructure by Kristin Gordon
Image of a truck crossing a suspension bridge

As the nation’s bridges continue to age, states hope the federal government will provide increased resources to repair and rebuild them. Legislation recently introduced from the United States Senate would provide $75 billion over the next 10 years into a new competitive grant program for repairing bridges. The Bridge Investment Act, introduced Jan. 4, would […]

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Dec 21st 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure by Kristin Gordon

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has announced its list of the top 100 of the state’s most congested roads. The West Loop Freeway from Katy Freeway to Southwest Freeway in Harris County tops the list. The No. 2 spot is held by Interstate 35 in Travis County from U.S. 290 North to Ben White […]

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Dec 20th 2017 | Posted in Infrastructure by Kristin Gordon

August 2017 was the ten-year-mark of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 in downtown Minneapolis. The bridge collapse was not caused by a natural disaster and this sparked immediate response in Minnesota and across the country to invest in repairing and replacing the nation’s aging and crumbling infrastructure. The […]

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Nov 17th 2017 | Posted in Energy by Kristin Gordon

In 2016, U.S. coal production decreased 18.8 percent year-over-year to 728.4 million short tons, the lowest annual production level since 1979, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Last year also marked the first full year electric generation powered by natural gas edged out that from coal — 34 percent compared to coal’s 30 percent. Natural gas prices […]

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