Author: laurie

August 10, 2017 SHA

The following individuals successfully passed the certification exam: Timothy B. Anderson, Jr. Lorne Kelly Hamilton Almos Holland Quinton Jolly Marcus Kennedy Troy Lefeged Robert D. Lenhart Lemuel S. Lewis, Sr. Sean Maddox, Sr. Tony Octawien Adrian Spence Warren Strine Tyler...

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August 9, 2017

The following individuals successfully passed the certification exam: Lucky Abernathy Douglas A. Rivera Tyler Barben Andre Bowman William Buckler Christopher Cougnet Rachel Dixon Robert Etzler Brian Grandizio Mike Hines George Knouse Samuel Lalego Richard Maenner Tanner Mitz James H. Pace Michael W. Peacher Ryen Persun Jerrod Reynolds Roberto Carlos Salazar Soto Axel J. Sapwell Marvin Scanland Marco A. Solis John Wise Mahlet...

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MSBCA: Competition for DoIT Task Order

For years, it was unclear whether disputes related to the CATS+ “streamlined procurement” were susceptible to the bid protest procedures.  The statutes creating the CATS+ program were silent and there was no ruling by the MSBCA on whether the safeguards for procurement integrity, such formal bid protest and appeal to MSBCA, were available to disappointed vendors.   On August 1, the MSBCA addressed the issue in the appeal of Netorian, LLC, No. 3028 The MSBCA forcefully ruled that the procedural safeguards for procurement integrity apply to task orders (“TO”) awarded under the CATS+ program.  Suddenly 650+ master contractors will compete more vigorously for task orders, knowing the MSBCA procedures are available to protect their rights to fair evaluation. Facts In 2012, the Department of Information Technology (“DoIT”) issued an RFP to procure information technology (“IT”) consulting services.  Qualified offerors would enter into “master contracts” with the State of Maryland.  During the “secondary competition,” an agency or DoIT would publish task order RFPs (“TORFP’s”) as needed for the qualified offerors to compete to provide IT services to the particular agency.  In 2016, the Comptroller issued a TORFP to procure IT consulting and technical services.  The appellant, Netorian, LLC (“Netorian”), and the interested party, Business Solutions Group, Inc. (“BSGI”), had master contracts, and competed for the task order.  BSGI was selected. Netorian protested the award on several grounds, among other things,...

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August 2, 2017

The following individuals successfully passed the certification exam: Michael Burkindine Reginald Burrell Karl Carter Yalonda Clark Kurt Clayville Henry Cross John Curley Richard Destefano Jeffrey Elkins Wesley Furman Willis Hayes Kim Letke Shannon ManGialetti Frederick McGee, Jr. Steven Morris Taron Oliver Marlon Osorio Lemuel Rent, II Jonathan Roberts Robert Rodriguez Gilberto Rosado Brandon Seborg Bobby Sikes, III Randy Smith Dennis...

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Two construction workers hit in Severn roadway- One Seriously Injured, One Deceased

UPDATE-  Two construction workers were seriously injured Wednesday night when a Severn woman drove into them while they were closing off a lane for roadwork, Anne Arundel County police said. The employees of Peak Inc. were setting up traffic cones in the northbound lanes of Route 175 at Walker Drive in Severn for a State Highway Administration project. They had finished about a half mile when a 1994 Sierra pickup truck entered the lane and struck them, police said. Walter I. Gonzalez-Lopez, 56, of Baltimore and Edin O. Romero-Maldonado, 19, were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Gonzalez-Lopez suffered critical injuries, while Romero-Maldonado sustained serious injuries. The driver, Valerie Helen Matthews, 63, was not injured. No charges were filed, but police said an investigation is continuing. Police said the preliminary findings showed the driver caused the accident when she drove into the lane, and that alcohol may have been a contributing factor. She was given a Breathalyzer test, although the results were not released. The county State’s Attorney’s Office will review the findings for possible charges. Click here to view the original article...

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