Posts Tagged ‘bid’

Livestock auction sets new records, passes $5M milestone

by Published: February 13,2013

Tags: agriculture, animal, auction, bid, cow, farm, farmer, farming, goat, hog, lamb, livestock, pig, sheep, steer, youth

JACKSON — After a week of intense competition, 42 animals and their exhibitors qualified for the 44th annual Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions, Mississippi’s premier youth livestock auction. Thirteen hogs, 12 lambs, nine goats and eight steers were auctioned off at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds’ Trade Mart. For the first time, the animals were […] [...]

Audit finds questionable bidding processes at DMR

BILOXI — A preliminary audit by federal authorities says the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources may have skirted laws requiring competitive bidding in awarding more than $600,000 in contracts and an additional $116,000 to a consultant. The Sun Herald reports the U.S. Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General’s preliminary audit questions DMR’s dealings with Barber […] [...]

Real estate investors plead guilty to bid rigging

LAUREL — Two real estate investors have pleaded guilty to bid rigging and mail fraud in a scheme to artificially lower prices of auctioned homes in Alabama. U.S. Department of Justice officials say Robert M. Brannon, of Laurel, and his son Jason Brannon, of Mobile, Ala., conspired with others to avoid bidding against each other […] [...]

City gets first bids on beachfront promenade project

PASCAGOULA — The city of Pascagoula has received bids on the first phase of the city’s roughly $4 million beachfront promenade project. Program manager Jaclyn Turner tells The Sun Herald the project’s first part includes decorative lighting, benches and construction of a 10-foot-wide sidewalk. It is estimated to cost about $1 million. Turner says the […] [...]

Boat facility to be razed after land swap proposal fails

OCEAN SPRINGS — The state Department of Marine Resources is going to tear down and remove the large boat storage shed it owns in Ocean Springs Harbor. The Sun Herald reports it will not be swapped for land on Back Bay in Biloxi. Bill Walker, head of the DMR, said Wednesday they couldn’t work out […] [...]

City divides harbor project after higher-than-ecxpected bids

PASS CHRISTIAN — The city of Pass Christian has split its harbor improvements project into three parts. Mayor Chipper McDermott tells WLOX-TV the decision was made after bids came in higher than expected on the $33-million project. McDermott said the phase one dredging work is already finished and phase two, which involves concrete pilings, is […] [...]

Trace bridge bid comes in $1.4M higher than expected

TUPELO — The lowest bid to build a bridge over the Natchez Trace Parkway came in $1.4 million higher than expected. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal members of the Major Thoroughfare Committee will discuss the bids on Oct. 8 before taking a proposal to the city council. The bridge is part of the […] [...]

Community college lone bidder for bankrupt country club

COLUMBUS — East Mississippi Community College is the sole bidder for the bankrupt Columbus Country Club. Deadline for bids was Sept. 14. The auction is scheduled for Oct. 5. Jason Browne, a spokesman for EMCC, tells the Commercial Dispatch the school’s administrators are not ready to comment on the bid. EMCC board members discussed purchasing […] [...]

Officials extend bidding deadline for Coast marina project

BAY ST. LOUIS — The deadline for bids on the Bay. St. Louis marina project has been extended to Aug. 8. Officials tell the Sea Coast Echo the two-week extension was granted so other interested contractors could bid on the project. Engineers say 71 bid packets have been sent out. The entire project, including the […] [...]

Texas contractor to build new clinic on Coast for Navy

GULFPORT — A Texas company has won a $19 million contract for a new medical and dental clinic for the Navy in Gulfport. A news release from the Pentagon says Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc. of Austin will also demolish two buildings and a car wash on the site where it is to build the […] [...]

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