Deltek pulse: General government services April review

Published: May 09, 2013

Contract Awards

April saw the highest number of solicitation releases so far this year, with a total of 1,705 identified IT-related general government (GenGov) solicitations captured in Deltek’s Govwin IQ database. Last month showed a 10.7 percent increase in the total number of solicitations released by state and local governments from March.
From April’s solicitations, we’ve highlighted the top 11 most common IT procurement categories in the state and local market:
  • Software/Applications  – 258 solicitations
  • IT Hardware/Computers/Peripherals – 227 solicitations
  • Maintenance & Support Services – 152 solicitations
  • Implementation/Integration Services – 125 solicitations
  • Cloud/Data Center/Big Data Solution/Services – 99 solicitations
  • Wireless & Telecom Equipment/Solution/Services – 63 solicitations
  • IT Professional /Staffing/Consulting/Project Management Services – 44 solicitations
  • Content/Document/Records Management Systems – 35 solicitations
  • Education Data/Learning Management/Student Info Systems – 24 solicitations
  • ERP/Human Resources/Financial Systems – 18 solicitations
  •  Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/Analytics – 17 solicitations
Here is a look at current tracked GenGov IT opportunities:
The state of Montana released a request for proposals (RFP) for a remediation information management system. The vision for RIMS is to improve the availability and quality of the information necessary to effectively deliver timely and accurate services to support DEQ’s remediation and associated programs, and to provide data integrity and system availability. The state is seeking a vendor to design, develop, support, and maintain the state’s new system (RIMS). Proposals are due by 2:00 MST June 11, 2013.
The California Department of Education released an RFP for its standardized account code structure system replacement project on April 9, 2013. The selected solution will integrate the functions of the four components into a single, Web-based system and will add functionality that streamlines the LEA reporting process for both LEAs and CDE FAIS staff. Questions and requests for meetings are due by June 5; draft proposals are due August 1; final questions are due Sept. 27, and final proposals are due November 8. An award is planned for January 2014, and the contract will run for a base term of three years.
The Kentucky Department of Revenue released an RFP for an electronic tobacco tax filing system on April 29, 2013. The selected solution will facilitate the licensing of cigarette and tobacco-product dealers; return filing (including supplemental data); cigarette tax stamp ordering and tracking; cross-checking between taxpayer filings and manufacturers; collection of master settlement agreement data from wholesaler filings; auditing functions and reporting. RFP responses are due by 3:00 PM EST May 17, 2013.
The state of New Jersey released an RFP seeking a budget preparation and monitoring system on April 30, 2013. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals for the Enhanced Decision and Information System of New Jersey (EDISON) project. The new system will replace existing decision support and publishing systems used to create and monitor the statewide budget, with a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) product. Questions are due May 15. An optional pre-proposal conference will also be held May 15. Proposals are due July 31, 2013.
The Wyoming Department of Education has released an RFP for an educator credentialing, assignment validation, and reporting system. RFP proposals are due by May 21, 2013. The state estimates an award date of June 24, and a contract start date of July 1, 2013.
April’s Market Analysis
Analyst Derek Johnson published an article on transparency success stories of Tacoma Public Schools (TPS), where he interviewed contract manager Steve Demel. The article focuses on the school district’s transparency efforts to make all contracts available online. More school districts and state and local governments are engaging in these types of transparency initiatives. This openness assists vendors in identifying future business opportunities by seeing what and how government entities have purchased goods and services in the past.
GovWin IQ subscribers can read further about these projects in the provided links. Non-subscribers can gain access with a GovWin IQ free trial