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Government Contracting and Procurement Update: Public Access to Trade Secrets in Proposals and Bid Documents in Maine

Those doing business with the State of Maine need to know their way around public records laws. What is the risk that sensitive business information included within a bid response to a request for proposal (RFP) may become...more

New Jersey Supreme Court affirms award of bid that deviates from proposal

The New Jersey Supreme Court has affirmed a state agency’s decision to award a contract to the lowest bidder even though the bid did not comply with the scope-of-work requirements of a request for proposal. Matthew J....more

The Maryland "Purple Line" Transit Project Releases its Final Request for Proposals

On July 28, 2014, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) issued the final request for proposals for a public-private partnership to design, build, finance, operate and...more

City of Palo Alto Issues Community Solar RFP

On July 1, 2014, the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to create a CPAU-branded Community Solar Program. According to CPAU, "the primary objectives for the program are 1) to help...more

Solar RFP Issued in Lansing, Michigan

The Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking to acquire up to 5MW of nameplate rated capacity in one or more solar energy projects to be in service by June 2016. The RFP is...more

Finally - A Different Result for a Government Contractor's Differing Site Condition Claim

For any government contractor that has had a differing site condition claim denied despite relying on a government geotechnical report about the subsurface conditions of the project site, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...more

Xcel Announces RFP for 150 MW of Solar

Solar project developers and investors should mark their calendars for April 15, 2014, when Xcel Energy plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 150 MW of solar generation. ...more

Protesting IDIQ Orders Under $10 Million? Here Are Your Options

Imagine that your company is a contract holder under a U.S. Army multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Army issues a request for proposal for a firm, fixed-priced task order, and your...more

Indiana Finance Authority issues the Request for Proposals for the I-69 Section 5 Project

Continuing Indiana’s successful employment of availability payment model public-private partnership (“P3”) concessions, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) issued its second P3 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to proposers...more

Maryland and Florida Pass New PPP Legislation

On April 9, 2013, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed House Bill 560 ("HB560") into law, which extensively revises Maryland's existing public-private partnership ("PPP") statute. HB560 formalizes the State's policy on...more

Conducting RFP Post Mortems

In responding to RFPs and RFIs, it is important to keep in mind your backup plan should you not be awarded the engagement. Keeping good records of how the RFP response is handled, the questions asked and the process the...more

DoD Commercial-Scale Energy Initiatives Update: PPA RFI, MATOC Announcements, and Alternative Contracting, Oh My!

While many in industry assume that months of virtual silence indicates that the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD's) commercial-scale energy initiatives have been subjected to drastic sequestration measures, the opposite...more

Infrastructure Ontario Requests for Proposals

Infrastructure Ontario issues Requests for Proposals to a shortlist of project teams who successfully complete the Request for Qualifications process. The Request for Proposal sets out the conditions and specifications...more

Informational Meeting For DEP Contracting Procedures

Our Government Relations and Environmental & Land Use Practice Groups would like to share with you an important notice from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Informational Meeting for DEP Contracting...more

Minding Your RFPs and RFQs: Developing your Practice in the Age of Match.Com [Video]

The public and private sectors increasingly rely on RFPs (Request for Proposals) and RFQs (Request for Qualification) for awarding service contracts including contracts for legal services. As the stakes for these contracts...more

What is a “Small Business” Under the Army’s $7 Billion Renewable Energy RFP?

As the October 5, 2012 deadline looms for interested parties to submit proposals in response to the Army’s RFP for Renewable and Alternative Energy there remains a great deal of confusion as to the details of the “small...more

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