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Simple Heuristics – In Proposal Writing

The cover of Dr. Tom Sant’s book “Persuasive Business Proposals” (American Management Association, 3rd Edition, 2012) belies the richness of information it presents on the psychology of proposal selection. I’m glad I picked the book up. Let me describe some of what I learned from it. Simple Heuristics There are many ways to analyze the…

Contra Costa County CM Services

The County of Contra Costa is seeking Construction Management firms for both an on-call list and a pre-qualified list, for projects from 2015 to 2018. Up to 14 firms will be selected. The deadline is November 20, 2014 at 5pm, and a preprop will be held November 5 at 2pm.

Replacement and Repair of Three Bridges

The Lake County Department of Public Works is requesting proposals for replacement and repair of three bridges. Full service engineering is required, and includes the evaluation of a bridge that is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Highway Bridge Program (HBP) experience of the team is very important, and there is an 11%…

Yuba County Infrastructure

Yuba County in Northern California is seeking consultants for master agreements for transportation infrastructure design and consulting. The disciplines are civil, geotechnical, surveying, construction management, environmental, traffic, right of way and materials testing. Qualifications are due 4:30 pm, November 21, 2014.

Tucson On-Call Architectural Services

The City of Tucson, Arizona is assembling a list of 7 architectural firms to provide on-call services. Projects may include HUD or federal transit funding, and will have a maximum fee of $250,000 per project. A pre-prop is scheduled for Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9am, and qualifications are due November 10 at 4pm.

Tempe Online Consultant List

The City of Tempe is seeking a slate of consultants including architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, surveying, construction management, traffic engineering, environmental engineering, water and wastewater engineering. Applications are online and accepted until 4pm September 30, 2014. Go to their website at http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/public-works/engineering/current-bids-rfqs.

Aspire Charter School Renovation

Oakland Unified School District is seeking an architect to design renovations to the Aspire charter school at their former Golden Gate Elementary School site. Qualifications are due September 30, 2014 at 4pm, with a mandatory preproposal meeting on September 10 at 2pm.

Naval Facilities 8a Set-Aside

The US Navy Facilities Engineering Command San Diego is seeking an 8a small business A/E firm for small projects throughout their southwest USA area of operation – California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, with the bulk of the work taking place in Southern California. Qualifications are due October 7, 2014 at 2pm.