Deltek Pulse: Education month in review, November 2018
Published: December 03, 2018
A monthly recap of the SLED Education solicitation releases.
Moving to the end of 2018, the Education vertical saw a 15% overall decrease in solicitations released for the month of November as paralleled to October 2018. This decrease comes after a previous month that had a 50% increase in solicitations published, thus keeping the end of 2018 a strong close with a 27% increase in November as compared to September. When breaking down the two verticals, the Primary/Secondary Education market saw 60% of bids where the Higher Education market had 40% of the total. These percentages show a slight decrease for Primary/Secondary Education and therefore a minor increase for Higher Education.
In regards to the primary requirements of bids, November showed similar trends as compared to October. The values for primary requirements for the month of November have Architecture, Engineering, and Construction as the highest percentage of solicitation releases with 34%, Professional Services at 14%, and finally Information Technology at 13%. The changes seen here are Architecture, Engineering, and Construction requirement with a few percent increase, Professional Services almost identical to October, and the Information Technology requirement also with an increase.
As for the data of procurements by state, Texas remained the state with the highest number of solicitation releases for November by a large margin, followed by New York, and then California. Previous months with this line up of states holding the top 3 slots showed closer numbers but November had large margins between each state. Finally, the fewest releases came from Vermont, Delaware, Washington, DC and Montana. The only change here is Montana taking the spot of Idaho and as a result the lowest releasing states remaining the same for much of 2018.
Notable Solicitation Releases
The Education vertical saw a few notable solicitations released this month:
- The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has a requirement for Test Security, Data Forensics & Investigations. The KDE is seeking services for Kentucky’s grades 3-8 and high school summative assessments and Career and Technical Education (CTE) End-of Program assessments. Proposals are due December 12, 2018.
- Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) released a request for proposal (RFP) for a Student Information System (SIS). The school district is looking for high-quality, proven technology solutions for managing student information, scheduling, grading, reporting, and other functional modules related to student information. Proposals are due December 19, 2018.
- Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is seeking proposals for Student Longitudinal Growth Analyses and Support. The CDE is soliciting competitive, responsive proposals from experienced and financially sound organizations to perform analytical and reporting work related to the Colorado growth model and the Colorado education accountability system. Proposals are due December 19, 2018.
- The Indiana Department of Administration, on behalf of the Indiana Department of Education, issued a solicitation for Early Childhood and Interim K-2 Assessments. The State is requesting a combined proposal for two assessment components. Component 1 is that the Early Childhood Assessments are to be aligned to the Indiana Early Learning Foundations and Academic Standards and will measure proficiency in the areas of English/Language Arts and Mathematics. Component 2 is that the Interim K-2 Assessments will measure proficiency for English/Language Arts and Mathematics. Proposals are due January 4, 2019.
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