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On January 16, 2018, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) announced it has reached a settlement agreement regarding fraud in bidding and doing work against a contract for AfDB by GH Management Consultants and its managing partner, Mr. George Hanin.
Power Africa, a major initiative from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at doubling electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, just announced its new Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenya.
Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is making its way to the southern Indian Ocean this week, and with it comes an official 'high alert' for Mauritius and La Réunion.
The management for a 165MW (DC) solar project in Egypt has selected China-based Astroenergy/CHINT Solar for a contract to provide engineering, procurement, construction, and design work (EPC) for the entire project.
The Gamiba just signed off on a Framework Agreement to receive US $210 million from the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, for financing over a three year period.
The Central Bank of Egypt has awarded a €260 million contract to German global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) for the planning and building of an integrated plant for the printing and processing of bank notes.
Geodrill, a West African drilling company, has secured its second significant long-term drilling contract with Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers.
French energy developer ENGIE, via its African subsidiary (www.ENGIE-Africa.com), has agreed to acquire Afric Power and Tieri (www.Tieri.com), two companies specilizing in energy services in West Africa.
President Muhammadu Behari of Nigeria will be formally commissioning the African Development Bank's new office complex in Abuja on January 18, 2018.
The controlling sharedholders of Tunisia-based Carthage Cement S.A. (CathageCement.com.tn), the Tunisian State and Bina Corporp, have decided to sell a 50.52% majority stake in the company to a strategic and/or a financial investor who can insure its management and long-term development.
Last October, Uganda embarked on a program designed to reduce financial exclusion from its current 15% down to 5% in just 5 years -- by 2022. The plan is known as the National Financial Inclusion Strategy, is supposed to ensure that all Ugandans have access to and use a broad range of quality and affordable financial services.
Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), part of Ringier of Switzerland and a major publisher of media and classifieds in Sub-Saharan Africa, just entered into a digital content license agreement with The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, the licensing and syndicate division of The New York Times.
According to Baker McKenzie's latest Global Transaction Forecast, there will be a major rebound in the Transport, Manufacturing and Industrials (IMT) Sector worldwide in 2018. In Africa, M&A activity will be worth US $2.9 billion in Africa and the Middle East in 2018.
According to Sino-Hydro Zambia Limited, a subsidiary of China’s Sinohydro, construction on the four-lane divided highway (two sections of two lanes each) is currently about 79% complete.
Starting soon after the beginning of this new year, Egypt has arrested a total of 75 people connected with a wide range of corruption charges.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, the Director General of the Geneva-based World Health Organization, just completed his first official visit to Kenya. His focus was on a variety of health and policy issues and the environment.
The UK-based African Leadership Magazine's Persons of the Year Awards committee just announced the winners for 2017's African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards.
South Africa is conducting a Trade Mission to Mozambique from March 5-9, 2018. The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is inviting Black Industrialists to apply for participation in the event, as soon as possible.
San Francisco, California-based RD Global, working in partnership with Mera Group Corporation of Japan, announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Zambia for renewable energy products.
Kenya Airways just announced the first ever direct non-stop flight connecting East Africa and the United States.
In a major oil industry power play, Sinopec, one of China's largest state-owned companies, is bidding to acquire control of Chevron South Africa. On the table is an R6 billion proposed investment to upgrade and modernize the Cape Town-based oil refinery Chevron South Africa currently owns.
Recognizing that Niger's economy has been weakened by the rapid decline in uranium market, the African Development Bank is providing the country with a total of $46 million in grants.

SPV LLC Low Bidder on SOLE SOURCE - Moe's Southwest Grill *AWARDED* in IL at $315,000.00 USD

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Low Bidder on Accreditation and Assessment Services in HI at $71,100.00 USD

D&D Contractors, Inc Low Bidder on Park Village Unit 3A in TX at $2,293,025.80 USD

Grace Pacific Corp. Low Bidder on IFB - Kuhio Highway Resurfacing *RE-BID* in HI at $4,849,999.00 USD

Max Construction Low Bidder on Vista Del Camino Unit 1185 Fire Repair Project *REBID* *AWARDED* in CA at $35,570.00 USD

The Boeing Company Low Bidder on ECP 6456C1 - EA-18G 24-Channel Fiber Channel Network Switch (FCNS-24) Retrofit Installation in MO at $464,284.00 USD

Dr. Critter Low Bidder on Bat Eradication and Prevention At Eastmonte Park in FL at $3,787.00 USD

J Carrizal General Construction Low Bidder on Vocational Park Improvements in TX at $155,802.30 USD

Manatt's, Inc. Low Bidder on 114, 60-C060-116 - PCC Overlay - Unbonded in IA at $3,354,726.19 USD

Iowa Bridge and Culvert, LC Low Bidder on 112, 52-1557-644 - PCC Sidewalk/Trail in IA at $1,758,552.84 USD

Langman Construction Low Bidder on 111, 52-1557-639 - PCC Pavement - Grade/Replace in IA at $7,186,554.84 USD

Horsfield Construction, Inc. Low Bidder on 110, 49-C049-071 - PCC Pavement - New in IA at $1,311,884.73 USD

Carley Construction LLC Low Bidder on 109, 43-0301-161 - PCC Sidewalk/Trail in IA at $465,044.06 USD

Flynn Co Inc Low Bidder on 108, 41-C041-124 - PCC Pavement - Replace in IA at $5,372,556.83 USD

Cedar Valley Corporation Low Bidder on 107, 34-C034-098 - PCC Pavement - Grade/Replace in IA at $1,334,086.63 USD

OEL Construction Services Inc Low Bidder on 105, 21-7170-625 - PCC Sidewalk/Trail in IA at $438,405.50 USD

Croell, Inc. Low Bidder on 104, 19-C019-088 - PCC Pavement - New in IA at $1,629,097.95 USD

Dixon Construction Company Low Bidder on 103, 14-1125-615 - PCC Pavement Widening in IA at $1,449,835.78 USD

North Florida Property Preservation, LLC Low Bidder on E2X43-R0 - Edge and Sweep Sidewalks, Driveways in FL at $93,635.50 USD

P&S Paving Inc. Low Bidder on E2X19-R0 - Mill and Resurface State Roads in FL at $328,050.00 USD

V E Whitehurst & Sons Inc Low Bidder on E2X13 - Asphalt Repairs in FL at $102,300.00 USD

Traffic Control Devices, Inc Low Bidder on E2W93 - Electrical Work, Traffic Signal in FL at $594,594.00 USD

Frank J. Capallia Low Bidder on E2W27 - Power Shearing, Trim Trees, and Removal of Brush in FL at $125,355.00 USD

Evans Contracting Services, Inc. Low Bidder on E2W12 - Repair Storm Drains in FL at $307,777.77 USD

Anderson Columbia Co., Inc. Low Bidder on E2W10 - Asphalt Concrete in FL at $187,333.85 USD

Bre-ex Construction Inc. Low Bidder on Colonel Talbot Pumping Station Trunk Sanitary Sewer - Contract 1 in Ont at $1,179,461.31 CAD

Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. Low Bidder on E2V93 - Mill, Place and Compact Asphalt Concrete in FL at $324,656.32 USD

Masonry Restoration Low Bidder on Charles Allis Museum Exterior Improvements in WI at $229,040.00 USD

Phillips and Jordan Inc. Low Bidder on Remove Trees in CA at $2,017,647.42 USD

Mercer-Fraser Company Low Bidder on Place Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt, Bonded Wearing Course in CA at $3,702,471.50 USD

Granite Rock Company Low Bidder on 04-4G8304 - SB-Dir Polyester Concrete and NB-Dir Structural Concrete Deck in CA at $3,054,543.36 USD

Selzer Werderitsch Associates Low Bidder on Becker Communication Studies Building - Install Lighting in Room 101*RE-BID* in IA at $134,100.00 USD

Dustin Construction Low Bidder on Construction of Parkway Elementary School in VA at $27,209,000.00 USD

MCM Construction Inc. Low Bidder on Gateway park Blvd Bridge Widening Project. in CA at $1,571,694.00 USD

Platform Cement, Inc. Low Bidder on Edgewater Beach Waterline Replacement in OH at $137,280.00 USD

Bragaton Construction Inc Low Bidder on Rehabilitation of the Chetwynd Water Storage Tank *REBID* in NJ at $776,000.00 USD

Master Marine Inc. Low Bidder on CGC Saginaw Dockside in AL at $415,451.00 USD

Hensel Phelps Construction Co Low Bidder on Design Build Contract for the Bridging Design-Build construction services for the New U.S. Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee in GA at $128,084,940.00 USD

People-Tec, Inc. Low Bidder on TEAMS International Engineering - HQ0147-16-R-0016 in AL at $33,600,888.00 USD

Barajas Construction Low Bidder on NELNIF Minor Rehab-Gomez in TX at $11,845.00 USD

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