Deltek Pulse: Education month in review, September 2018
Published: October 05, 2018
A monthly recap of the SLED Education solicitation releases.
The Education vertical continued its decrease in total solicitation releases as 2018 nears a close. This is typically a slower time of year for solicitations and the Education vertical conformed with this by having a 29% decrease in solicitations issued for the month of September. Another significant change to report is that the Primary Education vertical accounted for a large portion of September’s bids with 70% as compared to Higher Education at 30%. The previous months had seen this percentage continue to move closer to 50/50 but September showed Primary Education dominating in overall solicitations released.
When looking at primary requirements of bids and procurements by state September continued similar trends when compared to August. The values for primary requirements for the month of September are Architecture, Engineering, and Construction as the highest percentage of solicitation releases at 32%, Professional Services at 16%, and finally Information Technology at 10%. Other than a slight increase for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction primary requirement, these percentages remained in close similarity to August’s numbers. The data for procurements by state had the highest number of solicitation releases for Education remaining in Texas, New York, and California and the fewest releases coming from Vermont, Delaware, Washington, DC and South Dakota.
Notable Solicitation Releases
The Education vertical saw a few notable solicitations released this month even with the overall decrease is solicitations issued.
- Massachusetts Executive Office of Education (EOE), on behalf of the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the Department of Higher Education (DHE), has a requirement for an Educator Learning and Credentialing System. The EOE is seeking proposals for the licensing of related software and specified professional services to support the implementation, adoption, and use of the system. The state is looking for an easy-to-use, reliable, secure, cost-effective, highly configurable ELCS that includes an LMS with integrated functionality for a professional registry and credentialing system, as well as the ability to integrate with existing EOE systems. An intent to submit is due October 24 and proposals are due November 5, 2018.
- The North Dakota University System (NDUS) issued a solicitation for an Integrated Library System (ILS) for ODIN Public/K-12/Special Libraries. NDUS is an entity governed by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) and is acting through its Core Technology Services in order to provide a library application along with migration and ongoing support services for the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN) Public/K-12/Special member libraries located across North Dakota. Proposals for this requirement are due by October 26, 2018.
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