Deltek Analyst Evan Halperin reports.
After a sluggish November, December was an even slower month for procurement within the justice, public safety and homeland security markets. After reviewing requests for proposals (RFPs) released last month, the most common terms in solicitations were: security, management and equipment. The word cloud below is a pictorial depiction of all the key terms in December solicitations.
- Number of public safety bids: 294
- Top three states (by number of solicitations released): California, Texas and New York
- Top three keywords: security, management and equipment
Before getting into the larger market trends of December, it is important to look at some of the contracts awarded. The state of Texas posted more information about its recent contract award for an ESInet (next generation 911 system). The contract was awarded to AT&T for $4.1 million and is set to expire on September 13, 2012. The reason for the short-term contract is that only development of the network is involved. It is possible that equipment for future phases may require additional vendor support. St. Louis County, Mo., awarded a contract to Motorola for its new interoperable communications system. The contract is valued at $75 million through 2017.
Additional contracts awarded include the state of Connecticut’s case management system; however, the winning vendor and value of the contract has not yet been disclosed. The state of Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services awarded a contract for its prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) to Health Information Designs. Further contract details were also not released and will be obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Several contracts were also awarded for offender GPS systems. Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services awarded a contract to BI, Inc. for five years, and New Jersey’s Cumberland County awarded a contract to Secure Alert.
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