Inside Look: What US cities were buying and planning in February 2020

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Thu, 2020-03-05 05:10 -- Philip Bane

Inside Look: What cities were buying and planning in February 2020

Companies seeking to supply smart cities with products or services in the early part of 2020 have plenty of opportunities available across the country. As more government agencies continue investing in the smart cities movement, companies in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace have the chance to take advantage.

Here are 10 smart city projects from the past month that were awarded to a vendor, recently put out to bid or included in an agency’s future spending plan.

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.

Environmental Planning Support – City of San Diego, CA

San Diego awarded two contracts, each valued at $5M, to ICF Jones and Stokes, Inc. and Dudek to serve as on-demand environmental planning support services consultants for the city.

Budgeting Software – City of Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix recently extended an agreement with Sherpa Government Solutions LLC valued at $3.4M to deliver modern public sector budgeting software.

Wind Energy Equipment – Village of Ruidoso, NM

Ruidoso will be awarding a procurement valued at $300K to Advanced Technologies Consultants, Inc., to provide equipment and curriculum to support a dual credit wind energy technician course.

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.

Internet Access Service – City of Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is seeking qualified bidders to provide internet access service at diverse locations in the city, along with providing hardware, remote monitoring and reporting services.

Fiber Infrastructure Audit – City of Norfolk, VA

Norfolk has released an open Request for Information from vendors to complete a detailed fiber audit for outside plant network design, fiber route planning and permitting.

Smart Parking – City of Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is looking for competitive proposals from qualified firms to provide smart parking services for Los Angeles International Airport and Van Nuys Airport.

Climate Mobilization Action Plan – City of Boulder, CO

Boulder is looking for a consultant to plan, organize and execute an engagement plan designed to involve community members who are most vulnerable to climate change.

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.

Traffic Control Center – City of Omaha, NE

Omaha is including a total of $24M in its entire adopted budget for 2020 to 2025 to operate and improve its traffic information control center.

Wireless Infrastructure – City of West Hollywood, CA

West Hollywood will spend $2M over the next two years to design and build fiber optic cable infrastructure to be used for emergency communication, traffic management and more.

Public Safety Mobile Video – City of San Marcos, TX

San Marcos is including a total of $1.3M in its adopted budget from 2021 to 2029 to fund the purchase of public safety mobile video technology products and services.

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.