Posts Tagged ‘bids’

City decides against privatizing public works department

by Associated Press Published: May 21,2012

Tags: bids, city council, councilmen, infrastructure, municipal government, privatization, public works

GAUTIER — Gautier has halted plans to privatize its public works department. The city council recently voted to stop the process. WLOX TV reports the move comes as the city began accepting several professional service proposals for the month of May. Some public workers feared privatizing would mean a loss of jobs. But Mayor Tommy […] [...]

Tax-forfeited properties up for bid in Port City

GREENVILLE — Eighty tax-forfeited parcels at a value of over $265,000 in the Greenville area up for bid, and Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann held a joint press conference yesterday to market these lands. “Tax-forfeited properties are a drain on the community, the state and your local tax rolls,” said […] [...]

City to reject aquatic center bids; all exceeded budget by more than $1M

TUPELO — The city will reject bids from companies hoping to build Tupelo’s new indoor aquatic center because all exceeded budget by at least $1.4 million. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports six companies submitted bids for the project, which will put a 45,000-square-foot complex at Veterans Park. Bids ranged from $13.4 million to $15.2 […] [...]

Board rejects all bids for construction of new school

by Associated Press Published: April 26,2012

Tags: bidders, bidding, bids, bonds, budget, construction, contractors, education, high schools, municipal government, schools

OXFORD — The Oxford School Board has rejected all bids for the construction of the new high school. The high school’s construction is the centerpiece of the district’s building program. Schools Superintendent Brian Harvey tells the Oxford Eagle the board has no authority to negotiate with any contractor and can only accept the project as […] [...]

Airport officials to choose between two airlines

by Associated Press Published: April 13,2012

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, aviation, bidders, bids, federal agency, federal government, transportation, travel

HATTIESBURG — Within the next month, the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is expected to make a decision on a replacement carrier to take over for Delta Air Lines. Hattiesburg-Laurel director Thomas Heanue said yesterday the airport is considering bids submitted to the United States Department of Transportation by Silver Airways and Air Choice One Airlines. Heanue […] [...]

City, airport leaders might have winning bid from airline

TUPELO — After rejecting two earlier rounds of bidding by smaller airlines hoping to provide commercial service in Tupelo, city and airport officials might have an offer they like. Air Choice One and Silver Airways turned in their bids, and Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson said he likes what he sees in Silver. […] [...]

City accepting bids to construct $11.3M aquatic center

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo has issued a call for bids on the estimated $11.3 million indoor aquatic center. Companies have until May 1 to submit proposals. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports construction could start by July if the city can pick a general contractor this spring. Construction is expected to take 14 […] [...]

Senate weighing bill to disallow state agencies from advertising

JACKSON — A bill pending in the Mississippi Senate seeks to pull the plug on all state agencies’ ability to advertise. State Sen. Merle Flowers, a Republican from Southaven, tells WLBT-TV millions and millions of dollars are going advertising programs all over the state. The bill would prevent state agencies from using radio and television […] [...]

Bids to open on new $19M hospital project

by Associated Press Published: February 13,2012

Tags: bids, building, construction, contractors, health, health care, hospitals, medicine, subcontractors

NESHOBA COUNTY — Bids will be opened March 8 for construction of a new $19 million in Neshoba County. The new hospital is expected to be completed in spring of 2013. The Neshoba Democrat reports bids will be accepted for 22 separate packages, ranging from concrete and masonry to mechanical and electrical. Tyler Construction Group […] [...]

Delta airport receives bids from two more airlines

by Associated Press Published: January 30,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airlines, airports, aviation, bids, Conventions, federal government, meetings, tourism, tourists, transportation, travel, visitors

GREENVILLE — Two more airlines have filed bids with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide service the Greenville Mid-Delta Airport. The Delta Democrat Times reports the bids came from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Sun Air and Dallas-based Blue Sky Airlines. The companies are hoping to get a federal subsidy to provide air service through the […] [...]

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