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Old 08-23-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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NOAA is making a major investment in Fairmont and 2 other locations.

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Old 08-24-2017, 12:25 AM
 
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The tone of the article is unclear as to whether this is a project just waiting for the paperwork, or if it is only a proposal, but if this happens it will be a game changer for Fairmont.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:12 AM
 
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i'm still trying to wrap my head around the thread title, sorry.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:59 AM
 
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The tone of the article is unclear as to whether this is a project just waiting for the paperwork, or if it is only a proposal, but if this happens it will be a game changer for Fairmont.
The government is drafting a request for proposal. Once that is complete, companies will be able to bid on it and it will be awarded. If the RFP is supposed to come out in September, given the gov'ts usual speed to get things done, it will actually be released in October and responses will be due by end of November and government will announce a winner in January, with work starting a couple months afterwards. Or the process will stretch out a year or more. The only certainty in government contracting is timelines mean nothing and to expect everything to take longer than it should.

The article says that the $533 million contract will be split between three locations, one of them being Fairmont. It doesn't say how much of the contract will be based in Fairmont, so I'd wait to get my hopes up too high. But if it is a significant chunk of the contract, that'll be a nice addition to the other Federal contracts in Fairmont.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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If Alan Mollohan was still in office, this would be a given. Not a political thing, it's just how government works. The federal jobs we had in that area have been slowly disappearing and the WV High Technology Consortium filed for bankruptcy this year.

It was so short sided for our voters to remove someone who was on the house appropriations committee. By now he might have been chairman. His opponent Oliverio (who couldn't get anything done for Mon County as a state senator) has disappeared now. SO stupid.....
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