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Deltek Pulse: May in review – Transportation

Published: June 06, 2013

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Trends and analysis
The most common transportation projects during May are listed in the chart below as well as illustrated in the word cloud (according to the Deltek GovWin IQ database).
 

Type of Project
# of Solicitations
Construction
35
Road/Street
25
Traffic
19
Bridge
13
Paving
12
Asphalt
11
Bus Technology
9
Parking
8
Airport
8
Electrical
3

The following states had the most transportation-related solicitation releases during May:
 
 

State
# of Solicitations
New York
266
California
210
Texas
197
Maryland
76
Georgia
76
Massachusetts
70

 
Notable projects and releases
·         The state of Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), released a request for proposals (RFP) for a driver's license automated testing system. The system will allow for a centralized test creation, report generation and security administration conducted by authorized DMV personnel. Proposals are due by June 20.
·         The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) issued an RFP for a real-time bus interactive voice response (IVR) telephone system. The NFTA is looking to install two IVR systems – one for the NFTA’s fixed route operation, and one for the NFTA’s paratransit operation. Proposals are due by June 14.
·         The Arizona Department of Transportation released a request for proposals (RFP) for a motor vehicle division legacy system replacement. The existing systems are outdated and had issues related to system operability, security, maintainability, and customer service. Proposals are due by June 27.
Notable awards
·         The Virginia Department of Transportation’s operation center and advanced traffic management system services project was awarded to Serco Inc. for $355 million.
·         Lake County, Illinois, awarded Audio Visual Innovations Inc. for its traffic management center passage video wall; the contract is valued at $469,999.
·         The Colorado Department of Transportation awarded L-3 Communications Mobile-Vision Inc. for its digital video evidence system. The contract has a five-year base term and is valued at $2.9 million.
Analyst’s Take
 
Similar to April, the transportation industry had a lack of solicitation releases in May. Two of the three notable projects above followed similar patterns – RFIs were released late fall, solicitations issued in May, and awards are expected by the end of summer.
 
Vendors can look for this quick procurement timeline to continue in the upcoming months as many governments are forced to use their funds or lose them. As a result, they are looking to spend the money now and get solicitations released for projects before the end of the fiscal year.
GovWin IQ subscribers can read further about these projects in the provided links. Non-subscribers can gain access with a GovWin IQ free trial