Public Safety procurement season heats up with more than 100 RFPs hitting the street

Deltek Sr. Analyst Jeff Webster reports.

With October 1 marking the beginning of a new fiscal year for the federal government, and a good majority of state governments three to four months deep in their fiscal year, government procurement calendars are beginning to take shape. Over the last month, Deltek has reported on a wide variety of public safety projects that have moved from conceptual planning to procurement. In the last week, there has been more than 100 public safety IT projects put out to bid according to Deltek’s database. It should come as no surprise to seasoned vendors in this market that November and December tend to be extremely busy. The reason for this influx of procurements is two-fold:

  1. Governments have completed budgetary paperwork and received the necessary signatures and approval to move projects forward. On top of this, request for proposals (RFPs) have been crafted and approved by county/city boards.

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