May 7th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Try to read a newspaper or listen to a newscast without being reminded that the country is beginning to return to normalcy. Activity can be found everywhere. Projects, initiatives, and opportunities are being announced daily. The activity level in government marketplaces is close to an all-time high. Pent up demand and critical issues are driving […]

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May 5th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The government marketplace is changing rapidly, and strong trends point to a future environment that is quite different. The evolution that is occurring will impact all industry sectors as well as government. America leads the world with 16 percent of the global green economy, according to a recent research report from Palgrave Communications. That translates […]

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Apr 30th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Public officials at the state and local jurisdictions of government have overcome the first quarter of 2021, but with so many looming problems and issues, most are struggling to establish their highest priorities. Which problem needs the most immediate attention? Is it homelessness at the city level, funding shortages at school districts, broadband issues statewide, […]

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Apr 28th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Cities, counties, school districts, colleges, universities, health-care facilities, and public transit authorities are all on stand-by awaiting billions in new funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Surprisingly, a few states are still holding federal revenue received through the CARES Act for COVID relief, often to the frustration of local public leaders. Contractors, taxpayers, public […]

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Apr 21st 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

There is no disagreement — water is a precious asset. Without water, there is no path to survival or sustainability on the planet. Cities, counties, states, industry, trees, plants, crops, animals, and individuals cannot survive without adequate water resources. In America’s overall drive to sustainability, water is one of the most critical components. Yet, America’s […]

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Apr 14th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

President Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill is front and center in Congressional offices, but it is the American Jobs Plan that is getting more attention. This proposed bill from the Biden administration also includes an abundance of funding for infrastructure. Some of the allocations include the following: $115 billion to repair and rebuild bridges, highways, and […]

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Apr 9th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

President Biden recently introduced a massive infrastructure bill designed to reshape the U.S. economy while addressing infrastructure reform. Biden’s stated goal is to achieve 100 percent carbon-free power by 2035. The proposal also includes $100 billion in funding to upgrade and strengthen the country’s electric grid system, which has been weakened by worsening climate disasters. […]

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Apr 7th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

When Harvard and other major universities begin offering courses to students and professionals focused on public-private partnerships (P3s), it is worthy of notice. When Wall Street announces programs designed around building revenue models for collaborating with government, it is a bellwether of change. And, when organizations hold conferences structured around P3s and thousands of public […]

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Mar 31st 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The much-anticipated funding made available by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is now moving. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released $81 billion in funding that is destined to reach public school districts in every state. This first release of funding represents about two thirds of what is available for K-12 school districts. The […]

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Mar 26th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Industry leaders, investors, regulators, rating agencies, and governmental entities are all watching a strong trend that will likely become a competitive factor in government contracting in the future. The significance of the trend’s impact cannot yet be calculated, but it could be substantial. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has been a topic of discussion at […]

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Mar 23rd 2021 | Posted in Opportunities by Texas Government Insider
Port of Galveston Terminal A rendering

Beating its deadline by several weeks, a major cruise line committed to starting construction in April on a new $100 million cruise terminal to serve one of the largest cruise ships in the world at the Port of Galveston. Through a public-private partnership, the cruise line will build the terminal, then lease it from the […]

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Mar 19th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Climate change and the need for mitigation efforts for disaster control have resulted in more federal funding available for public entities throughout the U.S.   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) soon will  distribute up to $500 million from a new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program for pre-disaster mitigation projects. The funding […]

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Mar 17th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Change is occurring incredibly fast – so fast, in fact, it is somewhat challenging to keep up with everything. COVID data is more positive, an extremely encouraging shift. Congress has approved billions in funding for citizens, schools, hospitals, and state and local governments – more welcome news. First-time programs, resources, and funding are available for […]

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Feb 26th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

As the Biden administration begins to address climate change, transit authorities throughout the country will benefit from funding. Clean air is a major component of sustainability, so increased funding will flow to public transit authorities in an effort to reduce the number of automobiles on roadways. Major initiatives at the local levels of government will […]

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Feb 19th 2021 | Posted in Opportunities by Texas Government Insider
Walnut Creek Sports Complex concept

The city of Austin issued a request for information (RFI) for ideas and potential concepts for public-private partnerships (P3s) to develop a sports complex on a 60-acre parcel of city land along Walnut Creek. Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is asking for input including business ideas or programming activities that will support the development […]

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Feb 10th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Billions of dollars are spent each year to renew, replace, expand, or upgrade water systems. The need to do more, and spend more, increases each year. That’s because the country’s aging water infrastructure has been neglected for too long. This is an alarming issue for public officials at all levels of government. It would be […]

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Feb 5th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

It is easy for government contractors to overlook opportunities related to ports in the United States. That should not happen though because ports throughout the country have seen a surge in imports over the last several years, and many of them – undaunted by the pandemic – are launching projects that require private-sector partners. Take […]

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Jan 27th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Transportation infrastructure will be a high priority throughout the country in 2021. Many large projects have already been announced, and others are anticipated. However, there are significant indications that a major change is emerging in how transportation-related projects will be funded in the future. Transportation leaders have hoped for years that Congress would pass an […]

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Jan 22nd 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

For many reasons, not the least of which are the recent cybersecurity breaches that have occurred throughout the country, governmental entities are announcing plans for large technology budgets in 2021. Additionally, public agencies simply can no longer wait to modernize outdated technology systems, software and equipment. Digitization demand, cloud storage, and data analysis also contribute […]

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Jan 15th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Many new contracting opportunities are moving quickly to the launch stage throughout the country. Planning documents and feasibility studies provide early insight into details contractors will want to know when making pursuit decisions. This year promises to be a great time for collaborative initiatives in every jurisdictional level of government. Here are just a few […]

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Jan 8th 2021 | Posted in Opportunities by Texas Government Insider
Historic Stop Six rendering

A request for expressions of interest (RFEI) has been released for the redevelopment of property in the Lake Arlington/Berry/Stalcup Urban Village, which is in Historic Stop Six. The RFEI calls for developers to submit their ideas for how the nearly 4-acre site owned by the Fort Worth Local Development Corporation may be redeveloped into a […]

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