Deltek Pulse: General government services month in review, February 2014

Published: March 06, 2014

Forecasts and Spending

The shortest month of the year brought more general government procurement activity than the months before. According to the GovWin IQ State and Local database, approximately 2,600 solicitations were released nationwide compared to the 593 in January and 228 in December. The word cloud below represents the requirements sought in these 2,600 solicitations.

The 10 states with the most procurement activity in February are highlighted below. California, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Washington, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio released the most solicitations, respectively. The top eight states released more than 100 solicitations each in February, accounting for 44 percent of procurement. North Dakota, Mississippi, Nevada and Wyoming released the fewest solicitations.

Top Bidding States (February)

Notable Opportunities

  •  Denver, Colorado, released a solicitation for a 311 customer relationship management solution. Deltek tracked the original solicitation back in 2004 and is now tracking the rebid, in which the city is seeking a solution that will integrate with back-office systems that handle permits, assessments, bill payments, licenses, and tickets. Proposals are due April 2.
  • The city of Minneapolis has a requirement for an upgrade to its financial system. The city is seeking a vendor to provide a system as well as implementation services. Proposals are due March 13.
  • On February 7, Fairfax County, Va., released a solicitation for an electronic records and archive management system and services. The county is ideally seeking a cloud-based solution to replace its outdated legacy system. Proposals are due March 7.
  • The Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance released a solicitation for information technology asset term leasing services. This procurement has been done in multiple phases; the initial phase took place this time last year. Proposals are due by March 28.

The increase of solicitations released in February launched an active procurement cycle for the months ahead, and vendors should expect to see heightened procurement activity through spring. Vendors should pay attention to long-term projects that have been waiting to secure funding, as many of these solicitations will come to fruition in Q2 2014 as planning phases come to a close.

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is completing analysis on a higher education longitudinal data system, in which Deltek estimates a Q2 2014 RFP release date. Texas’ Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority is also wrapping up analysis on a risk management information system. The county is seeking an integration of several processes to provide new efficiencies; an RFP is planned for release in the first half of 2014.

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