Deltek Pulse: Justice and public safety month in review, January 2015

Published: February 04, 2015

Contract AwardsJustice/Public Safety & Homeland Security

The start of 2015 saw more than 5,000 solicitations released in the justice and public safety market – a significant increase from December 2014. However, several radio projects were canceled as entities either decided to opt into statewide networks or reevaluate their projects, including Mississippi’s P25 statewide network project and Hamilton County, Ohio’s radio system.

Frequency of terms in solicitations:

  • Camera: 57 (11 state; 46 local)
  • Fire alarm: 50 (14 state; 36 local)
  • Radio: 29 (9 state; 20 local)
  • Surveillance: 19 (7 state; 12 local)
  • CCTV: 11 (5 state; 13 local)

Notable RFP releases in January:

The state of Texas released the most solicitations in January, including two RFIs from the Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC): one for system integrator services and another for subject matter expert (SME) services. Additionally, the Texas Department of Safety awarded a $3 million contract to Executive Information Systems for an enterprise case management system.

In December, President Obama asked Congress for $263 million to equip police departments with body cameras, and several entities have already released solicitations for these services. As the year progresses, vendors should be on the lookout for more solicitations providing body-worn recording devices for police officers as entities are being awarded grant funds to purchase them.

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