Deltek pulse: General government services February review

Published: March 08, 2013

Contract AwardsEducation (Higher)

As expected, there was big uptick in solicitations released in February. A total of 1,290 IT-related general government solicitations were identified in Deltek’s GovWin IQ database in February, which is a 28.6 percent increase from January 2013, but an 8.2 percent decrease compared to February 2012.
We’ve highlighted the top 10 most common IT procurement categories in the state and local market for February 2013:
  • Software/Applications – 234 solicitations
  • Telecom/IT Maintenance & Support Services – 150 solicitations
  • IT Hardware/Computers/Peripherals – 126 solicitations
  • Telecom/IT Implementation/Installation/Integration Services – 108 solicitations
  • IT Staffing/Consulting/Project Management Services – 43 solicitations
  • Data Center/Data Warehouse & Data Management/Collection – 25 solicitations
  • Telecom Solutions/Equipment – 21 solicitations
  • ERP/Human Resources/Financial Systems – 19 solicitations
  • Content/Document/Customer Relationship/Records Management Systems – 18 solicitations
  • BI/Analytics/Performance Management Solutions – 9 solicitations
Here is a look at current tracked general government IT opportunities 
  • The commonwealth of Massachusetts released a formal request for responses on February 26, seeking an enterprise communication VOIP system, opportunity # 44172. The commonwealth is soliciting bidders for the acquisition of enterprise communication (telephony and data) systems, services, equipment, associated peripherals and accessories. Services include network assessment, design, engineering, integration, management, maintenance and consulting for telephony systems and their associated data networks. A bidders webinar will take place March 18, proposals are due April 11, and the contract start date is tentatively set for June 1, 2013.
  • The Arizona Department of Administration released a request for proposals on February 15, seeking a Web portal and enterprise services platform, opportunity# 42958. The state’s goal is to build a platform in which all agencies can share common services and rapidly deploy them. The platform should allow citizens to access these services from any device – desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Offers are due on March 12.
  • The New Hampshire Department of Information Technology released a request for information on August 28, 2012, for a replacement professional license and permit management system, opportunity # 91457. The new system should permit expansion of the number of license types configured in the system and also will process permits and professional licenses. Since that RFI’s closure in October 2012, Deltek has learned that a formal solicitation is expected to be released in spring 2013.
  • The Kansas Department of Administration released a request for proposals for IT security products and services (opportunity # 56522) for statewide optional use to replace its incumbent contract. The state is seeking a comprehensive, robust solution to provide security for its computing infrastructure. This solution must be flexible enough to meet changing security needs and be able to respond quickly and easily to new threats. Proposals are due March 15, 2013.
  • The city of Jacksonville, Fla., released a request for proposal seeking an enterprise email solution (opportunity # 81289) on January 29. The city’s Information Technology Department (ITD) currently manages 7,000 active email accounts using Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In addition, Symantec Enterprise Vault is used to journal all email. The new solution must have the ability to sync the email address of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO), the Office of the Public Defender, and the Clerk of Courts Office in order to provide a consolidated address book for direct lookup of these addresses. Proposals are due on March 13, 2013.
Here is a look at current tracked education IT opportunities
  • Deltek confirmed that the Alaska Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) project (opportunity # 89206), which kicked off in July 2012, will continue through June 2015 in six primary project phases. A three-year, $4 million grant was funded to link the state’s K-12 data systems with post-secondary and workforce data. Based on RFI responses, a task order was released in fall 2012 for phase 1 for the P-20W SLDS, including an analysis of existing data systems. The next steps for the project will include the procurement and installation of hardware and software, data storage, backup and disaster recover solutions. This second phase of the project will run May 2013 through September 2014. The following phases of the project include developing SLDS environments, developing reporting platforms, developing training protocols, and creating a sustainability plan.
  • The University of Cincinnati plans to replace its student information system (SIS), opportunity # 72155. The university is seeking a solution that would best serve the enrollment, academic goals and visions of the university. Deltek confirmed that the university is likely to begin development of a request for proposals (RFP) by Q3 2013.
Notable awards
  • Des Moines Public Schools in Iowa awarded its time and attendance solution to NovaTime, opportunity# 93161. The first year's cost of implementation is valued at $404,000, not to exceed $500,000. Ongoing maintenance costs total $161,000, not to exceed $200,000 per year.
  • The Ohio Office of Information Technology informed Deltek that its professional e-licensing for commercial-off-the-shelf software was awarded to Iron Data Solutions, Inc., for $3,964,250, opportunity# 63600.
  • The Illinois Department of Transportation awarded its Oracle e-business suite human resources implementation project to Senryo Technologies, Inc, for a total of $3,881,272, opportunity# 91584.
February’s market analysis
Deltek’s General Government Services team celebrated Social Media Week, February 18-22, with a blog series highlighting state and local procurement trends related to social media technologies.
For more information on this topic, download the free summary of Deltek’s “Social Media in State and Local Government” report, here. To purchase the full report, go here.
What’s on tap?
Deltek will recognize Sunshine Week, March 11-15, with a weeklong blog series highlighting state government spending trends for IT services and goods.
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