In what is no doubt in anticipation of the end of another fiscal year, many government entities ramped up solicitation releases last month. May continued the trend of increased solicitation releases, with a total of 1,811 IT-related general government solicitations captured in Deltek’s GovWin IQ database. This was a 6.2 percent increase in the total number of solicitations released by state and local governments in April.
From May’s solicitations, we’ve highlighted the top 11 most common IT procurement categories in the state and local market:
- Software/Applications – 372 solicitations
- IT Hardware/Computers/Peripherals – 292 solicitations
- Maintenance & Support Services – 206 solicitations
- Implementation/Integration Services – 118 solicitations
- Wireless & Telecom Equipment/Solution/Services – 66 solicitations
- Cloud/ Data Center/ Big Data Solution/Services – 42 solicitations
- IT Professional /Staffing/Consulting/Project Mgmt Services – 34 solicitations
- Content/Document/Records Mgmt Systems – 30 solicitations
- Education Data/Learning Management/Student Info Systems – 30 solicitations
- ERP/Human Resources/Financial Systems – 20 solicitations
- Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/Analytics – 7 solicitations
Highlighted opportunities in Deltek’s database
A solicitation was released for a professional license and permit management system for the New Hampshire Department of Information Technology on May 30. The agency plans to procure a commercial-off-the-shelf software system and associated services for licensing and permitting agencies. An optional pre-proposal conference will be held June 19. Questions are due June 24, and proposals are due August 5.
The Massachusetts Information Technology Division released a request for information (RFI) for an enterprise content management solution on May 13, and responses were due May 22. The program office confirmed that the state may utilize ASAP software as well as state contract ITC47 to fulfill these obligations in advance of a new system purchase. There is the potential for this project to be split into multiple procurements, but the state has declined to elaborate on that possibility.
The North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) is expected to release a new RFP seeking short-term IT staffing and scanning services after a cancellation notice was released for a related opportunity on May 8. The related RFP was canceled because ITS plans to review and revise the specifications for each IT staffing category, and is expected to expand upon the list of current categories. A new RFP with a revised scope is expected to be released at a later date. A current list of categories of the incumbent contract can be viewed here.
The state of Tennessee released an RFI for a hybrid solution for software as a service (SaaS), in which the comptroller would utilize the SaaS solution to deliver a talent acquisition and management solution while hosting the database within the comptroller’s control. RFI responses were due May 24.
Analysts Alexandra Howden, Joanna Salini and Stephen Moss published a cross-vertical analysis on the state of Wisconsin’s improved economic status by highlighting opportunities within the general government services, health care and social services, and justice and public safety verticals. The report details how Wisconsin has mounted a comeback toward a budget surplus, and unemployment is almost a point less than the national average.
Analyst Randi Powell published an article on North Carolina’s bleak performance audit of 84 IT projects after a state performance audit called out numerous IT projects that cost the state a total of $356.3 million in overages, and took a total of 389 days longer than initial project estimates. Essentially, these projects have cost twice as much and taken 65 percent longer than expected.
What’s on tap?
The general government services team will be releasing blog series the third week of June regarding business intelligence and analytics solutions for state and local government’s big data needs.
GovWin IQ subscribers can read further about these projects in the provided links. Non-subscribers can gain access with a GovWin IQ free trial.