Posts Tagged ‘contract’

Prison-contract task force working in wake of Epps’ indictment

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore said that he and others on a new task force have already started examining contracts awarded by the Department of Corrections as they evaluate state spending with private prison companies and other vendors. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant created the five-member task force this month after former Corrections […] [...]

College Board gives Keenum contract extension, raise

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has received a raise and a four-year contract extension. Minutes released by the College Board show members voted unanimously in closed session in October to raise Keenum’s salary from $429,000 to $454,700 a year, starting Nov. 1 when the contract extension took effect. The state is paying […] [...]

Ole Miss in contract negotiations with Freeze

OXFORD  — Mississippi athletic director Ross Bjork said the school has had contract talks with Hugh Freeze and expects to extend the coach’s deal after the season is over. Freeze — in his third year with the program — currently has a four-year contract worth a base salary of $3 million annually. The 45-year-old Freeze […] [...]

Firm fires McCrory in wake of Epps’ bribery indictment

BRANDON  — Private prison contractor Management & Training Corp. says it has fired a consultant who prosecutors say bribed the former Mississippi corrections commissioner. Utah-based MTC announced in a statement yesterday that it has canceled its contract with Cecil McCrory, a former state lawmaker. Both he and ex-Commissioner Christopher Epps were indicted last week on […] [...]

Governor forms group to review prison contracts in wake of Epps indictment

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is creating a five-member task force to review contracts at the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Bryant set up the task force in an executive order and appointed lawyer Andy Taggart of Madison and former judge Robert Gibbs as its co-chairmen. Bryant’s office says three other members will be added later. […] [...]

Bryant orders rebidding of contracts in wake of Epps’ indictment

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant tells The Associated Press that the state will rebid contracts with all firms mentioned in an indictment of former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. Spokesman Knox Graham said yesterday that Bryant instructed interim Corrections Commissioner Richard McCarty to stop negotiations with Utah-based Management and Training Corp. over renewing a $60-million-a-year contract […] [...]

DLA extends contract with Merchants Foodservice

HATTIESBURG — Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has extended its 18-year relationship with Merchants Foodservice to provide food and other products for the U.S. military in the Mississippi/Louisiana region. DLA awarded the subsistence prime vendor contract to Merchants for the next four years for the supply and distribution of food and non-food products. Terms were not […] [...]

Index: Architectural firms seeing more work, bigger backlog

WASHINGTON — Business conditions continue to improve at architecture firms, as billings ticked upward again in September, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score rose to 55.2 for the month, one of the highest post-recession readings thus far (any score over 50 indicates growth). In addition, the […] [...]

Mississippi Film Studios signs contract with New Orleans company

CANTON — New Orleans-based Hollywood Trucks has signed an exclusive five-year deal to provide production vehicles at Mississippi’s largest studio facility, Mississippi Film Studios (MFS). Terms were not disclosed. “The Hollywood Trucks team is excited to partner with one of the newest members of the growing ‘Hollywood South’ family,” said Andre Champagne, CEO of Hollywood […] [...]

Legislative Black Caucus pushing for more contracts to minorities

JACKSON — Mississippi government agencies needs to make a stronger effort to buy more goods and services from businesses owned by minorities and women, leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus say. “We allocate billions of dollars for tools and resources to lure large corporations to this state,” said Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, D-Canton, the caucus […] [...]

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