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Inside Look: What cities were buying and planning in January

Submitted by scc partner on January 31, 2019

By Nick Schiffler, GovWin+Onvia

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+Onvia 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.

Database Products and Database Support – City of Detroit, MI
Detroit has a three-year contract in place with the Oracle Corporation worth $18M to furnish computer software, database products, and additional database support.

Landfill Solar and Land Lease – City of Haverhill, MA
Haverhill has entered into an agreement worth $3.5M with Kearsarge Energy LP for the development of a new renewable energy solar field project. 

Water System Improvements – City of Topeka, KS
Topeka has given a contract worth $2M to BRB Contractors Inc. to complete several improvements to the city’s water system, including constructing a new water main and installing a new metering system.

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.

Smart Infrastructure Consulting – City of Lewiston, ME
Lewiston is seeking bidders to provide specific professional services related to developing a smart infrastructure strategy for the city over a one-year period.

Construction Project Management System – City of New York, NY
New York is preparing to release an RFP for a company to provide a Construction Project Management Information System (PMIS) for the New York City School Construction Authority.

Tax Modernization System – City of Philadelphia, PA
The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and technology has a requirement for an Integrated Tax System (ITS) Modernization that integrates with pre-existing software infrastructure.

Records Management – City of San Antonio, TX
San Antonio has an upcoming need for a records management system for its police department. The system should track call information and incidents reported by officers, among other requirements.

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 by GovWin+Onvia, 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.

System Automation – City of Anaheim, CA
Anaheim has included $25.5 in its budget through FY 2022 as part of their system automation efforts, including hardware and software systems, as well as digital field equipment.

Street Lighting Energy Efficiency Improvements – City of Appleton, WI
Appleton is prepared to invest $600K over the next four years into energy-efficient street lighting technologies, including potentially retrofitting or replacing current fixtures with LED lights.

Body Worn Cameras – City of Johns Creek, GA
Johns Creek has recently adopted a budget for 2019 that includes $400K for the purchase of body worn cameras for its police department.

Nick Schiffler is a business-to-government (B2G) market analyst and content marketer for GovWin+Onvia from Deltek. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest government market insights.