Deltek Pulse: Justice/public safety and homeland security month in review, April 2014
Published: May 05, 2014
- Number of public safety bids: 1,487
- Top three states (by number of solicitations released): California (175), Texas (88) and Pennsylvania (82)
- Keywords: radio, camera/surveillance, and fire alarm
Frequency of terms
- Camera: 36 (nine state; 27 local)
- Fire alarm: 33 (eight state; 25 local)
- Radio: 21 (seven state; 14 local)
- Surveillance: 31 (three state; 25 local)
- Not many projects were awarded in April, but a large number of solicitations were released.
- Several solicitations related to juvenile corrections technology were released, including Franklin County, Ohio’s juvenile justice information system and the North Dakota Court System’s juvenile court case management system (JCMS) replacement or upgrade project.
- A couple entities chose to update current systems rather than pursue a formal procurement process (Dane County, Wisconsin’s records management system project), or chose to use current software (Columbus, Ohio’s e-filing system).
- The Texas Department of Public Safety awarded its automated fingerprint identification system and mobile identification maintenance services project to NEC Corporation of America for $1,190,551.
- The state of Montana awarded its offender tracking system project to BI Incorporated.
- Albemarle County, Va., released an IFB to upgrade the emergency communication center's E911 CPE.
- The state of California released an RFI for a multi-line console dispatch system.
April had 413 more solicitations than March, and many of the key solicitations released were for statewide projects. While statewide projects take longer to award, they are high-value opportunities often estimated in the millions. Most of the solicitations released have an estimated award date of fall 2014 as entities hope to have technology implemented before year’s end, whether upgrading a system or implementing a new one.