Inside Look: Smart city sales and projects in the U.S.

Wed, 2019-06-26 16:35 -- SCC Staff

By Nick Schiffler

Companies looking to supply smart city products or services have plenty of opportunities available across the United States. As more government agencies begin investing in the smart cities sector, companies in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace have the chance to take advantage.

Here are 10 smart city projects that were either awarded, put out to bid or included in a future spending plan in June 2019.

 Recent Contract Awards

GovWin IQ tracks government projects through their entire lifecycle, including contract award announcements. Here’s three examples of of “smart” projects recently awarded to vendors.

Water Reclamation – City of San Diego, CA

San Diego has recently given a contract award to AECOM Energy & Construction, Inc., worth approximately $16.4M for site work and expansion to a city water reclamation plant.

Citywide Information Technology – City of Detroit, MI

Detroit has given $7.5M in contracts for information technology hardware, software, and networking equipment to CDW, Civitas IT, Sehi Computer Products, and Security Solutions Services.

Transportation Enhancement – City of Tucson, AZ

Tucson has entered into a $1M agreement with Granite Construction as part of an ongoing transportation enhancement and safe routes to schools program.  

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.

Street Lighting Modernization – City of Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica is looking for a vendor to contribute to the city’s street lighting modernization program by providing lighting, wiring, electrical services, and other telecommunications services.

Emergency Management – City of West Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach is seeking qualified consultants to provide technical assistance services for both general emergency management, and for the FEMA Public Assistance Program.

Internet Services – City of Suffolk, VA

Suffolk will be receiving proposals to provide wireless broadband internet services to unserved and underserved areas of the city.

Streetscape and Connectivity – City of Fairfield, CT

Fairfield plans to award a contract to an engineering firm for design services and the preparation of contract plans and documents for pedestrian improvement projects.

Future Leads in Budgets and Spending Plans

Companies interested in selling smart products or services can get ahead of the game by finding potential projects within agency budgets and capital spending plans. These projects, found in GovWin IQ, provide vendors with forward visibility. And they provide local governments with a look at what their peers are planning.

Automated Metering Infrastructure – City of Salisbury, MD

Salisbury will spend $4.8M through 2024 on Automated Meter Reading (AMR) and Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology, in order to improve data collection and identify leaks more quickly.

Information Technology – City of Riviera Beach, FL

Riviera Beach is planning to include a total of $3M in its budget through 2023 in order to implement the city’s information technology master plan.

In-Car Cameras – City of Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga will allocate $1.4M in its Capital plan through 2023 to upgrade its police fleet to replace older in-car cameras, and to reduce the amount of city data servers needed.

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.