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Portland Community College has found a unique way to increase inclusion of minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small business contractors. Officials simply wrote it into the contract. We did tell the contracting community when we were proposing this language and how we wrote the RFP ... we told them we want our cake and (to) eat it too," said Kathy Kiaunis, bond finance manager for PCC.
Bond – written contract – R.C. 153.12 – repudiation – bid bond – condition precedent.
DINWIDDIE -- In a special meeting Tuesday evening, the Dinwiddie Board of Supervisors approved an engineering services contract in relation to the proposed Dinwiddie Commerce Park and an application for the purchase of a bond by the Virginia Public School Authority (VPSA). Dinwiddie Director of Economic Development Tammie Collins said Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (VHB) was selected earlier in the year to provide engineering services to manage technical aspects in its growth.
New Orleans and the Who Dat Nation erupted with elation and relief last week when quarterback Drew Brees agreed to contract terms that increase the likelihood he will retire as a Saint. The guaranteed portion of his $100 million deal set a new NFL standard. But compared with the number crunching going on at City Hall these days, the Brees deal is small potatoes.
City officials specifically increased payments to the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville to pay for a contract for Tom Barnett, the director of the Department of Metropolitan Development. An invoice dated Dec. 11, 2008, shows the city contributed $32,832.17 that year to pay for Barnett's contract with GAGE, a nonprofit whose duties include fostering new businesses. The amount also covered expenses Barnett incurred while coming to Evansville from his last job in Paducah, Ky. Barnett has been the director of the Department of Metropolitan Development since March 2008.
The worry that New York's various economic development programs exist more to pass money around among the already wealthy than to benefit the taxpayers of the nation's third poorest city got an unwelcome boost recently when some unseemly details came to light. It seems that the chairman of a state agency that is helping to pay for Canal Side development also works for a law firm that was about to make somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 by doing legal work for that very transaction. That deal now, rightly, has been revoked and another law firm will be selected.