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

Sun, 2020-02-02 10:12 -- 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.

GIS Mapping and Rehabilitation – City of Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles recently awarded a contract valued at $6M to Bolton Ford to conduct storm sewer cleaning, CCTV inspection, GIS mapping and rehabilitation recommendations.

Signal System Upgrade – City of Kent, WA

Kent has given a contract worth $850K to Northeast Electric LLC for traffic signal system upgrades including new signal displays, fiber connections and traffic monitoring cameras.

Advanced Water Reclamation – City of Brockton, MA

Brockton gave a contract award worth $225K to Aqua Solutions for furnishing, delivering and field testing two continuous high-speed turbo blowers for the city’s water reclamation facility.

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.

Fiber Master Plan – City of Indio, CA

Indio is requesting proposals from individuals, firms or teams to aid in the creation of a fiber master plan encouraging the development of reliable and cost-effective next-generation broadband.

Solar Equipment – City of Madison, WI

Madison is accepting sealed bids and proposals from qualified contractors interested in providing the city with solar energy collecting equipment and accessories.

Traffic Engineering Services – City of Fullerton, CA

Fullerton has released a bid seeking a qualified and professional traffic engineering consultant to perform a broad scope of professional traffic engineering services.

LED Streetlight Conversion – City of Overland Park, KS

Overland Park is looking for bidders who can help the city convert a large portion of its streetlights to LED light fixtures as part of the city’s sustainability initiative.

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 Grid Technology – City of Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto will devote a total of $12M in funding in its 2020 budget to implementing portions of the city’s Smart Grid Road Map, which will deliver increased cost savings and environmental benefits.

Transit Access Improvements – City of Honolulu, HI

Honolulu is planning to spend more than $5M between 2021 and 2025 in order to implement bus stop accessibility improvements to better serve people with disabilities.

Water Recharge System – Town of Jupiter, FL

Jupiter has allocated $2M in its most recent Capital Improvement Plan for a project completing the connection of the town’s aquifer recharge system to the regional network.

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.