Arizona has become one of the top spots for emerging and existing tech companies to build their headquarters, thanks to the state’s pro-business approach to big tech. As technology keeps advancing the state has realized the positive impact it can have on both the state’s economy and improving how agencies and departments around the state operate.
In this day and age, when technology is continuously advancing, federal, state and local governments are focusing on updating and improving their internal systems. Some current topics of discussion relative to technology in government today include how (or if) to integrate the use of Artificial Intelligence in public administration; the potential for blockchain technology to improve transparency and accountability; and improving cybersecurity.
Public bodies must also source products and services to support software development, IT system upgrades and to implement the use of mobile apps and digital media to assist in public safety. Now that state and local governments are also increasingly using eProcurement systems to help streamline the bidding process, it’s easier than ever for interested vendors to pursue bid opportunities in the public sector.
Doing Business with the State of Arizona
If you’re interested in working in the public sector the first thing you need to do is register with Arizona’s procurement portal ProcureAZ. Registration is free and once registered you will be able to find bid opportunities, submit proposals and invoices and manage your vendor profile. Adding commodity codes to your profile will also allow you to receive notification on open bids that match what your business sells.
All state agencies and departments use the ProcureAZ portal to posts bids, RFPs, RFQs and public works projects. You may however, go directly to specific government procurement sites to find more bid opportunities. This is a great option, especially if you want to work with a specific government entity in your area, these include:
Need Help Finding the Right Bid Opportunities?
While registering with a state’s vendor system or signing up to receive bid notices from a specific agency, you may find yourself missing out on other bid opportunities that would be perfect for your business. There are multiple sources that agencies and government departments use to publish their bids and searching through all of them may not be an efficient use of your company’s time and money; this is why subscribing to a bid intelligence company may be a better use of your resources.
BidNet has over 30 years of experience finding and aggregating bid opportunities from all levels of government across the nation. By using a unique coding system, keywords and company interests, BidNet is able to provide its members with targeted bid opportunities allowing them to quickly decide which bids to go after, providing them with more time to focus on writing a winning proposal.
Danielle Calamaras | BidNet.com