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Aug 26th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

In spite of a decline in contracting opportunities in state and local government, public officials are announcing dozens of new, large projects each week. The announcements usually include upcoming solicitations for new construction projects as well as renovation and upgrade projects. Because of population growth, many of the most recent announcements have expansion projects. Educational […]

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Aug 25th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

A new survey has identified 16 hazard mitigation projects totaling $3 billion that would reduce flood risks to people and property in the Upper San Jacinto River regional watershed. The Harris County Flood Control District, Montgomery County, the city of Houston, and the San Jacinto River Authority partnered on the San Jacinto River Regional Watershed […]

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Aug 25th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Staff at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) presented a draft 2021 Regional Plan on August 14 that features $177 billion in projects and initiatives to address traffic congestion, social equity, and state and federal mandates. Titled San Diego Forward, the plan outlines a vision for San Diego transportation over 30 years. Its […]

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Aug 21st 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Cities, counties, and states are being forced to upgrade or purchase new technology. The old legacy systems are now inadequate, inefficient, and somewhat dangerous because of their vulnerability to hacking. Many of the old systems are almost completely obsolete. They are unable to accommodate new applications. In today’s data driven world, technology modernization leads to […]

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Aug 14th 2020 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV)’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 includes plans to demolish and replace Building 5 at its Camp Hubbard Campus in Austin. Estimated project cost is $72 million. Buildings 1 and 5 at Camp Hubbard were built in 1955 and are experiencing multiple infrastructure system failures. Based on these factors and […]

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Aug 14th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Rural water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the country will benefit from $462 million in financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency is funding 161 projects that will improve the infrastructure that provides safe drinking water and wastewater management facilities in small towns and cities. USDA will loan $53.58 […]

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Aug 14th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Change is definitely in the wind. It’s almost impossible to find any industry sector that is not undergoing some degree of change, and many are experiencing historic change. Governmental entities are in the same situation. Predicting what normalcy will look like this time next year is a difficult task. Public officials in most parts of […]

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Aug 12th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Developers, engineers, and contractors who are interested in municipal projects should consider monitoring grant funding that is currently being awarded to communities for brownfield projects. A large percentage of the most recent grant funding is being awarded for remediation of property that is being prepared for rather large community development projects. As of February 2020, […]

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Aug 10th 2020 | Posted in Opportunities by Texas Government Insider

Fort Worth’s city manager presented a recommended $1.85 billion capital improvement plan (CIP) for fiscal years 2021 to 2025 to the City Council on August 4. The proposed CIP includes $394.3 million in proposed projects for next year. The city plans to spend $48.4 million on pay-as-you-go maintenance projects in fiscal 2021, an increase of […]

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Aug 10th 2020 | Posted in Water Projects by Texas Government Insider

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) will receive $413 million in state funding for the design and construction of the Lake Ralph Hall Reservoir. On August 5, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved a $398 million increase in multi-year board participation financing and amended a previous resolution to authorize a $15 million increase […]

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