Deltek Pulse: Justice and public safety month in review, October 2017
Published: November 01, 2017
Architecture Engineering and ConstructionInformation TechnologyInformation TechnologyJustice and Public SafetyJustice/Public Safety & Homeland SecurityMISSOURIProfessional ServicesPublic UtilitiesSEATTLE, CITY OF (KING) (WASHINGTON)TransportationWASHINGTON DC, CITY OF (THE DISTRICT) (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA)
A monthly recap of SLED JPS/HS, Transportation and Public Utilities solicitation releases.
The breakdown of all solicitations released in the Justice and Public Safety/Homeland Security (JPS/HS), Transportation and Public Utilities verticals during October varied greatly from previous months. Transportation accounted for 50.2% of solicitations, down 5.5% from September. JPS/HS fell 12.3% to come in at 24.9%. However, the solicitations for Public Utilities increased by 17.8% to match JPS/HS at 24.9% of all solicitations released in October. Transportation still remains that largest share of the market, but the distribution of solicitations this month particularly highlights the growth of the Public Utilities vertical. It should be noted that the decrease in the percentage of JPS/HS bids is due to the expansion of the Public Utilities vertical and not because of a lack of JPS/HS solicitations being released.
The types of projects solicited in October were much more varied than in previous months. Architecture, Engineering and Construction accounted for 15% of the projects solicited, Information Technology represented 9.1% of projects and Professional Services were only 4.3% of projects. Architecture, Engineering and Construction and Professional Services accounted for a much smaller portion of projects in October while Information Technology solicitations increased this month.
Notable Solicitation Releases
- The Seattle Department of Information Technology, on behalf of Seattle City Light, has a requirement for an Outage Management System Upgrade. Some of the major goals of this procurement include implementing an integrated voice recognition system, an enhanced community notification system and more reliable self-reporting. Proposals are due on November 22, 2017.
- The Missouri Department of Revenue released a request for proposals (RFP) for a Digitized Image Driver License Issuance System. Missouri is currently not compliant with the Real ID Act and will likely be moving to meet the standards of the act in the near future. Proposals are due on December 1, 2017.
- The Washington D.C. Office of Contracting and Procurement, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, has issued an RFP for a FirstNet compatible Public Safety Broadband Network. The decision whether or not to pursue this project will depend on whether or not Washington D.C. decides to opt-in or opt-out of the federal FirstNet contract. A decision from all states that have yet to opt-in is due by December 28, 2017. Proposals are due on November 27, 2017.
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