Deltek Pulse: Justice and Public Safety month in review, November 2018
Published: December 03, 2018
Architecture Engineering and ConstructionInformation TechnologyInformation TechnologyJustice/Public Safety & Homeland SecurityLOS ANGELES, CITY OF (LOS ANGELES) (CALIFORNIA)NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENTS (NEW YORK)OpportunitiesPORT AUTHORITY (MASSPORT), MASSACHUSETTS (MASSACHUSETTS)Professional ServicesPublic UtilitiesTransportation
A monthly recap of SLED JPS/HS, Transportation and Public Utilities solicitation releases.
The number of Justice and Public Safety/Homeland Security (JPS/HS), Transportation and Public Utilities bids captured by GovWin declined slightly in November compared to October. This is not unusual given the Thanksgiving holiday and a general slowdown in government activity during November and December. A further decline in bid activity is expected to continue through December but will likely pick back up in January. As well, the bid activity during the first and second halves of November reflected the holiday slow down with the first half seeing significantly more bid activity. The distribution of projects between JPS/HS, Transportation and Public Utilities remained identical to the distribution from October. Transportation accounted for 56% of bids, JPS/HS represented 18% of projects and Public Utilities came in at 26% of solicitations released during November. This distribution shows that even though the total number of bids were down during the month that the market is not shifting erratically. It is important to note that JPS/HS is still accounting for fewer projects than Public Utilities which has been inconsistent with historical trends but may be a seasonal adjustment.
The types of projects that were solicited in November were not too dissimilar from October. Architecture, Engineering and Construction saw the biggest change, an increase of 5%, accounting for 44% of projects released in November. Information Technology remained steady at 4% of bids in November, the same percentage as October. Lastly, Professional Services saw a 1% increase to come in at 12% of bids in October. Architecture, Engineering and Construction saw an important resurgence in November to return to more typical numbers of projects.
Notable Solicitation Releases
- The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has released a request for proposals (RFP) for an Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Meter Data Management System Solution and Support Services. Participating utilities use the EIM to balance supply and demand within their respective service areas in real-time by scheduling power deliveries every fifteen minutes with five-minute resource dispatching. A pre-proposal conference is scheduled for December 12, 2018 and questions about the RFP are due on December 20, 2018. Vendors must declare their intent to submit by January 7 , 2019 with final proposals due on January 14, 2019.
- The Massachusetts Port Authority has a requirement for a Cloud Based Commercial Parking Service Reservation System. The current Parking and Revenue Control System (“PRCS”) software is Entervo Release V2R5 from Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc. (“S&B”). PRCS generated credit card payment transactions are processed through the Wells Fargo ISO, First Data Merchant Services. Massport’s banking partner is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. A pre-proposal conference will be held on December 5, 2018 with RFP questions due on December 21, 2018. Final proposals are due on January 25, 2018.
- The New York State Office of Information Technology Services, on behalf of the Department of Motor Vehicles, is interested in procuring a DMV Data Quality and System Integration solution. This is part of a larger modernization effort that the DMV is undertaking to modernize the department’s diverse set of IT systems. An intent to submit is due by December 12, 2018 and questions about the RFP are due on January 11, 2019. Final proposals are due on February 13, 2019.
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