Feb 26th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

As the Biden administration begins to address climate change, transit authorities throughout the country will benefit from funding. Clean air is a major component of sustainability, so increased funding will flow to public transit authorities in an effort to reduce the number of automobiles on roadways. Major initiatives at the local levels of government will […]

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Feb 10th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Billions of dollars are spent each year to renew, replace, expand, or upgrade water systems. The need to do more, and spend more, increases each year. That’s because the country’s aging water infrastructure has been neglected for too long. This is an alarming issue for public officials at all levels of government. It would be […]

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Feb 5th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

It is easy for government contractors to overlook opportunities related to ports in the United States. That should not happen though because ports throughout the country have seen a surge in imports over the last several years, and many of them – undaunted by the pandemic – are launching projects that require private-sector partners. Take […]

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Jan 27th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Transportation infrastructure will be a high priority throughout the country in 2021. Many large projects have already been announced, and others are anticipated. However, there are significant indications that a major change is emerging in how transportation-related projects will be funded in the future. Transportation leaders have hoped for years that Congress would pass an […]

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Jan 22nd 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

For many reasons, not the least of which are the recent cybersecurity breaches that have occurred throughout the country, governmental entities are announcing plans for large technology budgets in 2021. Additionally, public agencies simply can no longer wait to modernize outdated technology systems, software and equipment. Digitization demand, cloud storage, and data analysis also contribute […]

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Jan 15th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Many new contracting opportunities are moving quickly to the launch stage throughout the country. Planning documents and feasibility studies provide early insight into details contractors will want to know when making pursuit decisions. This year promises to be a great time for collaborative initiatives in every jurisdictional level of government. Here are just a few […]

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Jan 6th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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The year 2020 will forever be remembered as one that created havoc, disruption, and financial chaos for U.S. colleges and universities. Institutions of higher education were hit with devastating financial losses, the need to furlough some employees and instructors, and the challenge to immediately improvise find new ways to deliver instruction to students. As the […]

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Dec 31st 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Law enforcement officials throughout the country will be front and center in 2021 as large projects are launched. City officials and county commissioners, in an effort to provide better citizen services, including public safety, are announcing project plans for every type. Opportunities will be abundant for companies providing architectural, renovation, and construction services.  Specialized subcontracting […]

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Dec 18th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
Strategic Partnerships Government Procurement Consulting

A new year is dawning and while the Strategic Partnerships Team (SPI) is brimming with excitement about a few upcoming announcements, the team is also pausing to acknowledge appreciation, gratitude, respect, loyalty and a renewed commitment to clients and friends who helped us build SPI over the past two-and-a-half decades. What an incredible 25 years! […]

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Dec 16th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Industry leaders throughout America are sounding alarms about the dire state of water infrastructure in the U.S. A new report warns that too many public officials are ignoring repercussions that can be anticipated because of underinvesting in drinking water resources and wastewater systems each year. That pattern has persisted far too long, and the result […]

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Dec 11th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Even though the world is dealing with a horrific pandemic and travel has been discouraged for months, on November 29, a record was set for the number of people who passed through U.S. airports during a single day in 2020. The Transportation Security Administration reported that approximately 1.2 million citizens participated in air travel that […]

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Dec 2nd 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Citizens and taxpayers throughout the country supported extremely large bond packages for all types of projects in 2020. Most of the planning, citizen outreach, and preparation is underway, and project launches are expected to begin early in 2021. Examples follow … but, they are just the tip of the iceberg. Government contracting promises to be […]

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Nov 20th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Planned technology purchases point to an abundance of identity tracking cameras in 2021. Surveillance cameras, tracking devices, monitoring, recording, and capturing data – that’s the future. The purchase of camera tracking technology is a very large and strong trend. Individuals should assume they are on camera and being watched and tracked at all times in […]

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Nov 11th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

It is next to impossible to find any governmental entity with technology systems that do not desperately need to either be replaced or modernized significantly. Although they are costly, technology upgrades are necessary, and, in spite of budget constraints, it appears that 2021 will be a year when governmental entities finally begin long-overdue modernization efforts. […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

As public officials begin to look at 2021, many are preparing to launch large infrastructure projects. Several of these efforts may be delivered through public-private partnerships (P3s). Most infrastructure-related projects are complex, diverse, critical in nature, and costly. Here are a few worthy of note.   Arizona Officials at Northern Arizona University have announced several […]

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Oct 28th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Many cities and counties have funded feasibility studies related to large public projects scheduled for 2021. This analysis serves as a tool for governments to assess the viability and need for a significant capital investment. Based on the multitude of studies approved or already underway, the coming year will offer numerous contracting opportunities – even […]

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Oct 23rd 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

In government today, every large public project has technology components. The delivery of citizen services, law enforcement, mobility, health care, education, and even economic development all rely heavily on technology. And, because public officials must continually upgrade, modernize, expand, and protect technology systems and networks, the government marketplace has become a multi trillion-dollar international exchange […]

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Oct 14th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Throughout the country, many critical and long-overdue law enforcement capital projects are underway. Most of the projects are a result of either regional growth or dilapidated facilities that are in dire need of replacement. However, along with the construction aspect of these projects, there are all kinds of other contracting opportunities. Many new technology offerings […]

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Oct 9th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Water and wastewater systems are critical components of sustainability for communities throughout America. However, most of the country’s water infrastructure is either at, or very near, the end of its useful life. At a time when funding is scarce and public officials are distracted with other critical issues, something must be done. There’s no way […]

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Sep 30th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers
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The federal government funds public transportation projects throughout the U.S. and the process is designed around an abundance of planning. Once plans are finalized, it’s possible to monitor upcoming projects of all types. Today, there are few projects, if any, that do not contain large technology components.  Smart transportation is no longer the future – […]

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Sep 25th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights by Mary Scott Nabers

It seems to be an appropriate time to provide a quick update for our friends and loyal subscribers about our progress at Strategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI). We have spent the last few years preparing to expand into other states with existing clients and numerous new clients. The work began some time ago, but it is […]

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Sep 18th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Taxpayers, citizens, and industry leaders may not be totally familiar with Public Facility Corporations (PFCs), but that should change, especially now since public funding for critical projects is at an all-time low. PFCs are becoming somewhat common in many regions of the country. If the legal entity (PFC) is not familiar, here’s a bit of […]

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Sep 9th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

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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