Local Government Contracting Opportunities Begin to Grow

As reported by the online publication Route Fifty, local government contracting opportunities are rebounding. The article references a new report by Onvia, a Seattle-based government business intelligence company, that found that state, local and education (SLED) contracting activity increased by .3 percent after a noticeable decline.

From the article,

…third quarter growth was spurred by local governments, up 1.3 percent, and education agencies, up 3.1 percent,

Also factoring into the uptick was a 4.5 percent spike in IT/telecom purchases, up 388 bids and RFPs to 8,990 since this time last year, driven by state agencies. Consulting and software made up the majority of those purchases.

The article indicates that state agencies continued to see a 3.3 percent decline in purchasing activity.