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Four Major Themes in State and Local Government Contracting Hotspots for 2021
As our team at GovWin from Deltek was preparing our annual hotspots report on the state & local government market, we sifted through thousands of industry sectors and identified 10 products or services that are experiencing much faster growth in usage or adoption by SLED governments - based on factors like new technologies, new standards and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Smart Cities Council is offered, as part of Infrastructure Week, a joint session with Readiness Challenge Winners Nashville, TN and Orange County, FL, on how communities can use community-scale data to bolster their economic, social, and environmental resilience. Cutting edge solutions that help communities use data to meet these needs will also be presented by Neighbourlytics, State of Place, and Xylem.
Orange County Florida is a 2021 Winner of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. The winning project has three goals: First, reduce the contribution to carbon emissions caused by its building assets. Secondly, make these building assets safer and healthier for occupants. Third, use the Smart Cities Council's Readiness Program to increase the solutions considered during the 'scoping' phase of the pre-procurement process. The initial focus will be on the Orange County Convention Center ('OCCC') (the 2nd largest in the US) by inviting innovative solutions.
In this Readiness Program online session, held on Thursday April 29, Orange County, Florida Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer, Jeff Benavides discusses the current requirements for the country's second largest convention center.
You can find here all the information you need to participate in the Orange County Smart & Healthy Building Readiness Program. Specifically -
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It is EarthDay 2021. Take a moment to appreciate our earth, what we have been given. And filled with gratitude, we begin our work.
Learning from others is a smart way to work. Consider joining Orange County, Florida on its journey to a more sustainable, resilient city. Communities considering how to use available America Rescue Act funds or possible future infrastructure funding -- can learn from Orange County Florida, which started its planning in early 2020. In fact, more than just learning, communities can participate with Orange County in its Smart & Healthy Building Readiness Cohort, which kicked off with Mayor Deming’s keynote on April 15.
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The Smart Cities Council announced its first set of Readiness Challenge Winners for 2021 – specifically Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Nashville, Tennessee, USA and Orange County, Florida USA.
These cities submitted projects in 2020 that the Council judged would make a difference regionally and be replicable by other cities, globally. These cities have agreed to work with the Smart Cities Council to accelerate their own plans and help other cities globally.