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Deltek Pulse: September in review – Transportation

Published: October 03, 2013

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Trends and analysis
The most common transportation projects in September 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
44
Road/Street
39
Bridge
28
Parking
25
Airport
22
Traffic
20
Bus Technology
9
Paving
9
Asphalt
7
Electrical
5

 
  
The following states had the most transportation-related solicitations released in September:
 

State
# of Solicitations
New York
272
Texas
216
California
216
Virginia
111
Maryland
96
Massachusetts
92

 

Notable projects
 
·         The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) issued a request for qualifications on August 21 for a Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) for 19 parking garages. The procurement process will be done in three phases. Phase 1: vendors submit statement of qualifications; phase 2: top three ranked proposers will be issued a more detailed RFP; phase 3: highest ranked proposer from phase 2 will be invited to negotiate a contract with SFMTA to provide the proposed PARCS and associated installation, software, system integration, maintenance, and professional services.
 
·         The state of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles has decided to reuse a platform previously deployed in the state and build on top of that in order to reduce costs. The state does not anticipate an RFP will be issued for the ALVIN project. The current platform is .Net and SQL server based, and was custom built for the state by a vendor in the past. The state owns the code and has the ability to expand if desired.
 
·         The Vermont Department of Building and General Services released a request for proposals (RFP) for an Automatic Vehicle Location System. The state estimates around 270 vehicles will be equipped with AVL resulting from this RFP.
 
Analyst’s Take
 
While several solicitations were released for large projects, some departments decided to cancel possible procurements and instead work on projects in-house. September proved to be a slow month and no notable awards were made. Vendors can look forward to more solicitations in the coming months as agencies allocate funding and begin releasing updated budgets and capital improvement plans.
 
GovWin IQ subscribers can read further about transportation topics with the latest report on REAL ID, here. Non-subscribers can gain access with a GovWin IQ free trial