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Deltek Pulse: August in review – Transportation

Published: September 05, 2013

Transportation

The most common transportation projects in August are listed in the chart below as well as illustrated in the word cloud (according to the Deltek GovWin IQ database).

Trends and analysis
Type of Project
# of Solicitations
Construction
36
Road/Street
30
Parking
26
Bridge
24
Traffic
18
Bus Technology
16
Electrical
11
Paving
11
Airport
8
Asphalt
8

The following states had the most transportation-related solicitations released in August:
 

 

State
# of Solicitations
New York
291
California
204
Texas
174
Florida
71
Maryland
67
Mississippi
65
 
Notable projects and awards
·         The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is still interested in pursuing an automated skills testing project. An RFI for this project was released in 2007, and the Idaho DMV will move forward once funding is secured.
·         The Illinois Secretary of State awarded its Digital Drivers License/Identification Card and Facial Recognition System project to MorphoTrust USA Inc. for $66,012,500.
·         The Washington State Patrol’s intelligent management system coordinator project was awarded to Social Solutions.com, Inc.
 
Analyst’s Take
 
While several projects were awarded, there was little to no movement regarding large projects in the pipeline, proving August to be a slow month. Traditionally, this is due to procurement officials on vacation during the end of summer. Agencies may also be at a standstill until grant funding comes through. Many grants are awarded around this time, so projects may pick up in the coming months.
 
As fall and winter approach, government agencies may use this off-season time to focus on planning and strategies for new projects. As a result, there may be an increase in solicitations released in the new year, which vendors should keep on their radar.