Deltek Pulse: Education month in review, April 2018

Published: May 03, 2018

CALIFORNIAEducationEducation (Higher)Education (Primary/Secondary)Information TechnologyInformation TechnologyIOWAKENTUCKYNEW YORKProfessional ServicesTEXAS

A monthly recap of the SLED Education solicitation releases.

The month of April saw a few changes in regards to solicitation activity for the Education vertical. There was a 16% decrease in the number of solicitations released compared to March. Also this month, the Primary/Secondary Education vertical is producing 70% of bids, while the Higher Education vertical is producing 30% of the bids. This trend has continued throughout the start of 2018 with a greater percentage of bids coming from Higher Education where previous months the Primary/Secondary Education vertical has typically dominated.

As for primary requirements, the values did not see much deviation moving into April with Architecture, Engineering, and Construction as the highest percentage of solicitation releases at 30%, and Information Technology at 8.5%, and finally Professional Services at 8%. When looking at procurements by state, the highest number of solicitation releases for Education remained in Texas, New York, and California, and the fewest releases came from Vermont, Delaware, and North Dakota.

Notable Solicitation Releases

  • The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has issued a solicitation for a College Admissions Examination. The KDE is seeking an organization qualified to furnish a college admissions examination to assess all Kentucky public school students in English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science in the Spring for grades ten (10) and eleven (11) for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Proposals are due by May 3, 2018.
  • The Iowa Department of Administrative Services, on behalf of the Department of Education, has a requirement for a Statewide Special Education Management System. The state is seeking an efficient, accurate, and coherent data system that ensures continuous improvement of services to all learners. Proposals are due on May 21, 2018.

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