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Rent increases at Anchorage legislative office

...could offer a competing proposal," Hawker said after the Legislative Council agreed he would be the state's procurement officer for the lease in June. Hawker was traveling Monday and didn't immediately return a message to The Associated...
State to keep most employees in the 'Plywood Palace'

...employees in the building known as the "Plywood Palace" will mostly be to remain in the same building.State Chief Procurement Officer Vern Jones said Monday that 78 Department of Labor employees will move to new offices in the Mendenhall Mall, while...
'Plywood Palace' to get renovation as part of new lease

...the building complies with standards, he said."The state is certainly protected," Holmes said.State Chief Procurement Officer Vern Jones said mold found previously has been dealt with, but the new renovations are more extensive. "What they'll...
State's flaw upsets Aetna

...Aetna's submitted proposal, according to an administrative judge's ruling last month. Attempts to reach state procurement officer Vern Jones were unsuccessful on Monday. Aetna appealed the decision, but an administrative law judge, Christopher...
Taking on a new school: Who would pay for it?

...negotiate a charter with parents and staff, the state wouldn't hold the district to its bid, said Mark Lewis, procurement officer for the state Department of Education. The agency plans to rank the bidders, and would move to the next highest-ranking...
State's e-commerce project draws protests

...union ... that's why the bill was so conservatively and narrowly crafted," she said. "The idea was not that procurement officers would be losing their jobs under this bill at all." McGuire said there is a tendency for people to fear change...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...project is, the more appealing best value becomes because it allows innovative proposals, said Vern Jones, chief procurement officer for the state. But despite much experience with the concept nationally, the best value approach has never been...
Legislative roundup

...Senate Bill 176: Regulating active/airborne game management. Senate Bill 177: Raises pay of state's chief procurement officer. Senate Bill 178: Education funding. Passed by House: Senate Bill 104: Alaska Gasline Inducement Act. House...
Legislators face costly housing or family separation

...Rep. Kevin Meyer of Anchorage was able to arrange for a yearly leave-of-absence from work as an oil company procurement officer after he was elected six years ago. But his wife, Marty, had to quit her sales job in favor of a couple of part-time...
Alaska Digest on the seventh floor and a retirement and benefits office on the sixth floor. Vern Jones, the state's procurement officer, said Thursday that air-quality tests didn't turn up asbestos from the ceiling's insulation, allowing things...


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