Washington, D.C.– The Defense Health Agency (DHA), the agency that manages TRICARE health benefits, issued a request for information (RFI) regarding inpatient-clinic administered pharmaceuticals formulary management. TRICARE is a health insurance program for military members, their dependents, retirees and some survivors and former spouses. To use TRICARE, an enrollee must be listed in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) as being eligible for military health care benefits. Vendors who respond to the RFI will have the chance to shape the standard list of drugs prescribed across military medical treatment facilities and the broader program administering the list.
The request focuses on best practices for inpatient and medical benefit drugs. Currently, the agency’s pharmacy operations cover only outpatient prescribed drugs but the DHA will assume responsibility for inpatient settings at all medical treatment facilities soon. Responses to the RFI are due by Feb. 5.
Virginia– The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has posted a request for proposals (RFP) seeking qualified contractors to help deploy strategies that will strengthen Virginia’s position in attracting the offshore wind supply chain and service industry. Proposals are due by June 22. Strategies from the chosen contractor will be used to inform offshore wind (OSW) development firms, the Virginia maritime industry and state and local decision-makers.
Those replying to the RFP should have expertise in OSW development, particularly as it relates to the industry supply chain, port infrastructure requirements, build-out of the various OSW supply chain sectors and long-term maritime service needs. Questions regarding the content of this RFP must be submitted on or before June 12 through email to Al Christopher at Al.Christopher@dmme.virginia.gov.
Michigan– The city of Warren is seeking a developer to build a walkable downtown around its city hall and a raised, enclosed, climate-controlled pedestrian bridge to draw in nearby foot traffic. The city will issue a request for proposals April 9 to create this walkable downtown, which is likely to cost $125 million or more. The 16 acres of walking space will run along Van Dyke Avenue and across from a technical center for motor vehicles.
Warren’s Town Center proposal will include a luxury hotel, upscale grocery store, residential units and assorted retail stores. The city of Warren plans to seek grants, offer tax incentives and work with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to contribute to the cost of the project. The city’s Downtown Development Authority approved $4.6 million for infrastructure improvements in the area.
California– Redondo Beach is embracing the Olympic spirit and pitching a design for a new water front Olympic venue for the summer 2028 games. The city originally wanted to build a venue to host water polo, swimming or boating events but the Olympic committee already awarded that project to Long Beach. Instead the city may become the site of cultural events, festivities or a training facility.
A newly formed city subcommittee will work on a formal proposal while city officials work on a bid to acquire a 51-acre site for a public-private partnership. The city envisions a 6-mile course that would start at King Harbor, run south along the coast and loop at the Palos Verdes Peninsula, with spectators watching from the bluffs along The Esplanade