Inside Look: What cities were buying and planning in December 2019

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:01 -- Philip Bane

Recent Contract Awards

GovWin IQ tracks government projects through their entire lifecycle, including contract award announcements. Here’s three examples of the kinds of “smart” projects that have recently been awarded to vendors by cities across the U.S.

Stream Restoration and Stormwater Treatment – City of Austin, TX

Austin has awarded contracts to five different contractors, valued at a combined $6M, for planning, design and construction of engineered solutions that will protect Austin’s waterways.

Call Accounting Software – City of Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia has given a contract with an estimated value of $2M to UTR Global Corporation to provide IT services including a call accounting software solution.

Fiber Optic Cabling – City of Fresno, CA

Fresno has awarded a bid valued at $249K to Kertel Communication, Inc., to furnish and install ITS fiber optic cable at one of the city’s water treatment facilities.

Currently Open Bids and RFPs

Bids and RFPs are the bread and butter of government contracting. These smart city projects are a few examples of the kinds of contracts agencies have recently put out to bid.

Data Center Hosting – City of Cleveland, OH

Cleveland is seeking qualified vendors to provide CSP data center hosting and management services for MetroHealth, the city’s non-profit public health system.

Wireless Upgrade – City of Davenport, IA

Davenport is seeking an authorized Aruba reseller to configure, deploy and install new, upgraded wireless technology to match the city’s desired specifications.

Urban Planning Services – Village of Key Biscayne, FL

Key Biscayne is seeking vendors to assist in data collection, public input and generation of the village’s 2040 Strategic Vision Plan with a prioritized and sustainable long-term vision.

Cameras, Software and Video Storage – City of Sulphur, LA

Sulphur is requesting providers of body worn cameras, in-car cameras and interrogation room cameras, to be supplemented by cloud-based software and video storage for the city police department.

Future Leads in Budgets and Spending Plans

Companies interested in selling smart products or services can get the most foresight by finding potential projects within agency budgets and capital spending plans. These projects, found in GovWin IQ, provide vendors with forward visibility to make more strategic decisions. For agencies, the same information offers a look into the spending areas that local officials are beginning to budget for over the coming months and years.

Electric Metering – City of Mesa, AZ

Mesa is anticipating spending $4.9M over the next five years to replace electric service meters, based on known issues such as age or potential coils improperly registering energy consumption.

LED Street Light Conversion – City of Coral Gables, FL

Coral Gables has included $1.2M in its Capital Improvement Program to replace existing lamps and fixtures with LED lamps, fixtures and smart controllers.

ADA Rehabilitation – Town of Northborough, MA

Northborough has proposed spending a total of $500K from 2020 until 2025 on ADA upgrades to the city’s parks to allow safe and efficient use by all residents.

Nick Schiffler is a business-to-government (B2G) market analyst and content marketer for GovWin from Deltek. Follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest government market insights.