Across the state of Illinois, local governments often prioritize the procurement of emergency service resources over other goods and services to ensure that the men and women who work in the police, fire and EMS fields are properly trained and equipped. To purchase the specialized equipment and services required by the many departments and agencies operating in these fields, bidding opportunities are posted at all levels of government, a majority of which are available for private vendors to compete for.
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Small Businesses New to Bidding: the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program can help Your Company Compete Successfully in the Public Sector
Are you a small business looking to jump into public sector bidding, but don’t know where to start? There are a number of programs and associations that can help you begin your journey into the public sector. One of the best associations to contact is the Small Business Association (SBA). The SBA has a number of tools and resources to help companies begin government bidding and one great program they offer is the Mentor-Protégé program. With the help of the SBA and other companies who already have experience working with the government, you can learn how to successfully navigate the procurement process.
In this digital era, people expect to be able to obtain news and information in an instant; they expect real-time updates and the availability of accurate information to help plan their days. As our digital landscape continues to expand, it’s important for government to keep up with these changes and provide citizens with the tools they need to keep up with the activities of their government.
On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide the future of the internet.
Whether you are looking for IT bids in Connecticut, Police Equipment bids in New Jersey or Consulting bids in New York, government procurement opportunities are available in a variety of industries throughout the Northeastern United States.
Keeping a state’s entire technology network up-to-date and secure is a daunting task that requires ongoing evaluation and implementation of new solutions across multiple government agencies. The State of Connecticut regularly re-evaluates the Information Technology (IT) solutions it uses to see what kind of improvements can be made.
When new public projects are put into motion, government agencies often require the input of industry-specific consultants to ensure the proper development, implementation and completion of each project. Bids for consulting services are issued by agencies at every level of government and cover a multitude of specialties, including urban planning, construction, environmental testing, healthcare, IT implementation and security, to name a few.
For Police Departments in the State of New Jersey, it is vital that their officers are equipped with the proper resources to allow them to effectively perform their duties. To purchase the police equipment they need, various state and local government offices publish bidding opportunities for vendors to compete for.
Home to nearly 28 million people, Texas is the 2nd-largest state in the U.S. by area. To meet the needs of citizens and to develop and maintain the communications infrastructure needed to connect distant areas of the state, Texas - along with hundreds of Texan municipalities, counties and special districts – requires third-party vendors to provide goods and services in all areas of Information Technology (IT) procurement. State and local governments need reliable IT products and services in many different subsectors, including telecommunications, IT architecture and infrastructure, hardware and office equipment, software development, and audio/video systems, the majority of which must be sourced from private contractors.
Infrastructure in Southern California is constantly being evaluated by authorities to determine how best to meet the needs of the population. As more people choose to work and live in this densely-populated area, additional stress is put on existing public facilities, including roads and utilities. The process of evaluating, planning, developing and implementing improvements to public infrastructure can be long, and require many revisions before construction actually begins. From the earliest stages of any infrastructure project, related bids are posted by state and local government offices, which can lead to new business opportunities for vendors.