Bond elections catalyze numerous contracting opportunities

People often believe that bond elections only fund construction projects. Although it’s true that construction opportunities do occur when bond packages are approved, sales of certificates of obligation or general obligation spawn hundreds of other contracting opportunities. Companies that provide services related to technology, energy systems, furniture, landscaping, and security also benefit. Voters already have […]

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Cities, counties launching projects to reach sustainability goals

  Motorists and automobile lovers are already noticing rather rapid change. Sustainability goals adopted by elected officials at cities and counties are continuing to promote projects that support walking, biking, and using public transportation. Housing density, walkable communities, technology enhancement and convenient public transportation are the goals. Parking options are being reduced. Automobiles are being […]

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FY 2021 prime for government contracts of every type

In spite of a decline in contracting opportunities in state and local government, public officials are announcing dozens of new, large projects each week. The announcements usually include upcoming solicitations for new construction projects as well as renovation and upgrade projects. Because of population growth, many of the most recent announcements have expansion projects. Educational […]

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2021 will be an excellent year for technology firms

Cities, counties, and states are being forced to upgrade or purchase new technology. The old legacy systems are now inadequate, inefficient, and somewhat dangerous because of their vulnerability to hacking. Many of the old systems are almost completely obsolete. They are unable to accommodate new applications. In today’s data driven world, technology modernization leads to […]

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Times of change require adaptation, collaboration to compete

Change is definitely in the wind. It’s almost impossible to find any industry sector that is not undergoing some degree of change, and many are experiencing historic change. Governmental entities are in the same situation. Predicting what normalcy will look like this time next year is a difficult task. Public officials in most parts of […]

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Brownfields offer contracting opportunities to remediate properties

Developers, engineers, and contractors who are interested in municipal projects should consider monitoring grant funding that is currently being awarded to communities for brownfield projects. A large percentage of the most recent grant funding is being awarded for remediation of property that is being prepared for rather large community development projects. As of February 2020, […]

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New funding now flowing to airports nationwide

Another round of funding from by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will guarantee the launch of numerous projects at airports throughout the U.S. This particular grant program provides smaller funding amounts, but the funding can augment projects that are part of larger initiatives. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced in July that more than […]

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