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

Thu, 2019-08-22 05:59 -- Philip Bane

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

Companies looking to supply smart cities with products or services have plenty of opportunities available across the country. As more government agencies begin 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.

Information Technology Services – City of Baltimore, MD

Baltimore has agreed to award contracts worth $30M to multiple vendors to provide staffing and support for the Baltimore City Office of Information Technology.

Vehicle Detection Software – City of Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville has just awarded an opportunity valued at $6.1M to Econolite Control Products for supplying traffic detection software for use in the city’s intersections.

Street Lighting – City of San Diego, CA

San Diego has given a contract award worth $4.5M to HMS Construction Inc. to furnish the city with more modern street lighting and traffic signals.

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.

Green Infrastructure – City of Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga has issued a request for proposals for selecting a consultant to develop horticultural and green infrastructure for several of the city’s public buildings.

Traffic Light Sensor – Village of Oak Park, IL

Oak Park is receiving bids from qualified contractors to repair or replace traffic detector sensor loops at six traffic signal-controlled intersections.

Smart Waste Bins – City of Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis is seeking a provider of smart waste management solutions to provide smart trash receptacles to help keep the city clean.

Solar Canopy – City of Seaside, CA

Seaside is seeking a contractor to build a solar parking canopy for its city hall, including a complete 66.6 kWAC Photovoltaic System to capture solar energy while providing shade.

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.

Smart Street Lighting – City of Columbus, OH

Columbus has included $35M in its Capital Improvement Program from 2019-2024 for outfitting the city with smart street lighting technology and supporting materials.

ADA Accessibility – City of Peoria, AZ

Peoria is budgeting nearly $4M over the next 10 years for ADA compliance measures such as identifying accessibility deficiencies, and responding to requests to improve accessibility.

Bicycle Extension – City of Brunswick, ME

Brunswick is planning on spending approximately $2.2M through 2023 to extend one of the city’s bike paths and improve its transportation network for cyclists and pedestrians.

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.