Apr 9th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

President Biden recently introduced a massive infrastructure bill designed to reshape the U.S. economy while addressing infrastructure reform. Biden’s stated goal is to achieve 100 percent carbon-free power by 2035. The proposal also includes $100 billion in funding to upgrade and strengthen the country’s electric grid system, which has been weakened by worsening climate disasters. […]

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Apr 7th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

When Harvard and other major universities begin offering courses to students and professionals focused on public-private partnerships (P3s), it is worthy of notice. When Wall Street announces programs designed around building revenue models for collaborating with government, it is a bellwether of change. And, when organizations hold conferences structured around P3s and thousands of public […]

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Mar 31st 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

The much-anticipated funding made available by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is now moving. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released $81 billion in funding that is destined to reach public school districts in every state. This first release of funding represents about two thirds of what is available for K-12 school districts. The […]

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

Industry leaders, investors, regulators, rating agencies, and governmental entities are all watching a strong trend that will likely become a competitive factor in government contracting in the future. The significance of the trend’s impact cannot yet be calculated, but it could be substantial. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has been a topic of discussion at […]

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Mar 19th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Climate change and the need for mitigation efforts for disaster control have resulted in more federal funding available for public entities throughout the U.S.   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) soon will  distribute up to $500 million from a new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program for pre-disaster mitigation projects. The funding […]

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Mar 17th 2021 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Change is occurring incredibly fast – so fast, in fact, it is somewhat challenging to keep up with everything. COVID data is more positive, an extremely encouraging shift. Congress has approved billions in funding for citizens, schools, hospitals, and state and local governments – more welcome news. First-time programs, resources, and funding are available for […]

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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
Bateman Physical Sciences Center

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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