Friday, June 16, 2006

'07 EETT news...cross your fingers!

Although the House Full Appropriations Committee did not include EETT in its mark-up this week, SETDA is hearing positive news from the Hill. EETT was included in a Democratic amendment, and several other members made the case for EETT behind the scenes. However, the important new news is that the House Republican leaders have decided to delay voting on the House bill (that does not include EETT) for several reasons, foremost of which is disagreement on the minimum wage. Although this does not guarantee that EETT will be included, it does give us more time to make the case and also suggests unrest within Congress about the final bill.

Bidder's Conference Dates for next EETT RFP

There will be two bidders’ conferences scheduled for interested applicants. You may attend either the Friday, July 14, 2006, session at ACES (205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517, from 9:00-12:00 a.m. – (directions to ACES) or the Tuesday, August 8, 2006, session at CREC (111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. – (directions to CREC).

In case you can't make either of the dates, links to minutes of the conferences will be posted on the technology page and on this blog.