Inside Look: How Government Agencies are Spending on Professional Services to Respond to COVID-19
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to fundamentally shape the way that the public sector operates and does business in all industries. As cities and other public agencies are responding to the ongoing pandemic, GovWin’s team of state and local market analysts are reporting on key themes and providing information in a free Coronavirus Government Response Resource Center.
Here are three ways that cities, counties and other government agencies are spending on professional services projects in response to the pandemic, along with examples of contracts tied to professional and financial services that were recently awarded, put out to bid or included in an agency’s future spending plan.
Investment in Strategic Consulting
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the entirety of the market as a whole has felt significant economic effects. However, government contracting has been one area that has still seen some strong segments. One example of this in the professional services field is that state and local governments have been looking toward consultants to assist with state reopening plans, supply management and healthcare response.
Public Policy Consultant Services – City of Little Rock, AR
Little Rock’s Water Reclamation Authority (LRWRA) is now accepting sealed responses for providers of consultant services to drive public policy decisions.
Health Consultant – City of Madera, CA
Madera is requesting RFP submissions for a health consultant to provide employee health and welfare insurance services and/or a broker of record.
Adoption of Business Management
Looking forward, business management services will be needed to weather the current market environment. The current state may cause trends to be pushed towards automation even faster to incorporate cost savings, efficiency and to adapt to a remote workforce. The SLED market, particularly cities, will need smart business management to be more efficient and agile than ever before.
Demand Side Management Consultant – City of New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is seeking providers of demand side management potential studies for consideration by the City Council as part of the city’s resource planning process.
Mobile Workforce Management – City of Nashville, TN
Nashville is looking to purchase human resource management software that will offer a mobile workforce management solution for the city.
Innovation in Financial Services
Financial services have evolved to embrace technology and innovation, including the automation of back-end financial systems. Governments are not only focused on automating their own systems, but want to partner with professional services firms who have done the same and will provide them with a cohesive experience. This automation has streamlined processes, increased efficiency and strengthened the financial integrity of government programs.
Risk Management Services – City of Hoboken, NJ
Hoboken is requesting proposals for the provision of risk management services with regards to its public housing programs across the city.
Financial Advisory Services – City of Albany, NY
Albany is requesting responses from providers of municipal financial advisory services to finance capital improvements that will improve the city’s efficiency.
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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.