BidPrime Quarterly Edition: 20, 2021 - Q1
BidPrime Unveils Infrastructure Hub
We recently developed and launched our most recent bid / RFP tool, an ‘Infrastructure Hub’, on the heels of the White House recently putting forth the ‘American Jobs Plan’ (see our blog report below). Within the economic plan, are proposals intended to invest some of the $2 trillion on infrastructure-related projects and programs.
The hub empowers vendors and contractors with the access to quickly and thoroughly identify the impending US business opportunities. Of note, the hub also captures and publishes infrastructure solicitations originating in Canada.
Due to the condensed timeframes that will be associated with some of these opportunities, proactive businesses will take advantage of the real-time opportunity alerts to pursue and potentially earn the valuable contract awards. In line with the hubs created and released by BidPrime over the past two years, this latest hub is supported by BidPrime’s technology, tools, and customer service.
Stephen Hetzel, our Chief Operations Officer, explained how BidPrime has monitored, analyzed and reported on US infrastructure over the years and release of the ‘American Jobs Plan’ is an excellent springboard into launching this hub.
"Over the years, we have seen federal, state, and local governments addressing the infrastructure deficit in somewhat piecemeal fashion. Our analysts have been on top of this ongoing story for a long time. With the ‘American Jobs Plan’, nearly three times the size of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, we anticipate there will soon be a vast increase in the number of bids related to many aspects of infrastructure.”
Currently, with an impending increase, there is demand at federal, state, and local government levels for:
> Building Infrastructure Improvements
> Climate Action and Environmental Programs
> Communication and Technology Upgrades
> Electrical Grid Modernization
> Transportation and Mass Transit Projects
VISIT INFRASTRUCTURE HUB
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At the end of March, the White House presented an unprecedented economic proposal that aims to relatively quickly put a massive $2 trillion into the hands of government contractors, vendors, and designated public beneficiaries.
So enormous is the size of this spending plan that it could open the door to bid opportunities for those who provide goods, services, and solutions to public purchasing authorities at the federal level of U.S. government, with state and local entities benefitting, as well. In fact, there is an extraordinary amount of money being discussed.
Officially the proposal is called the 'American Jobs Plan'. There is an emphasis on government-funded hiring incentives, to be sure. However, the hiring is more of a byproduct. The main thrust of the 'American Jobs Plan' is to fund projects that will maintain and improve the nation’s infrastructure—roads, bridges, railways, ports, water pipes, institutional buildings, and more. Much, much more.
State and local governments are preparing for Summer 2021. Although fun at the park, recreation, get-togethers, and many forms of enjoyment were severely limited in 2020, good news and changes are ahead.
Purchases of goods, services, and solutions by local and state Parks and Recreation departments and other applicable agencies, hit the slides in 2020. Understandable, since the COVID pandemic discouraged millions from going to public parks and participating in the departments’ programs. Fewer visitors and participants meant less need to buy equipment, accessories, amenities, and extras.
However, spending also dropped because visitor-fee collections shriveled, which left Parks and Recreation and other agencies short on funds. Making matters worse, the lockdowns that were ordered to stop the spread of the coronavirus weakened the economy and caused tax revenues to dry up. Parks and Recreation-related departments were forced to tighten their belts as a result.
Do your email alerts match the way you work and how you want your bid information displayed?
We’ve come up with yet another way to make the BidPrime platform work harder and better for you. Our latest improvement lets you customize the way bid email alerts landing in your inbox are presented to you.
You now have over 1,250 styles and presentation configurations from which to choose. They’re incredibly easy to use, too.
You start by selecting one of five primary templates. Once you’ve made a pick, you then opt for format preferences from a user-friendly menu of possibilities. When you’re finished, all your arriving bid alerts will look the way you’ve decided makes viewing the received information most useful to you (as opposed to us making it look the way we think is most useful to you).
As we quickly approach our 12th anniversary, this is also the twelfth year that we have proudly called Austin, Texas, our home. One of the fastest growing areas in the entire country, there are many folks heading to Austin to enjoy all it has to offer.
Along with being the capital of the state of Texas, Austin is known for its beauty, with so many fun and interesting things to do. Austin has a well earned reputation as the 'Live Music Capital of the World'. A fun fact is that we have more than a handful of our team members who are musicians.
If you aren't interested in the music scene, the Hill Country sits to the west of Austin and provides some of the most beautiful scenery in the U.S. (just a little biased!). You can also enjoy our parks (see our blog above), lakes, swimming, boating, and many, many more fun and interesting outdoors activities.
Austin is also home the the University of Texas, "Hook 'em", and the Circuit of the Americas raceway, just south of the city, are a couple of other options if you are looking for entertainment.
In the not too distant future, hopefully people will be able to travel around. If you ever have plans to be in our "neighborhood", welcome and enjoy! Our team would be more than happy to share suggestions on great restaurants and things to see and do.
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Changing government purchasing & mankind one edition of #CrazyBids at a time. Special guests discussing special topics. All of that and more. A lot more!
Hear from an actual expert, whose reputation has made him a sought after authority on many aspects of the global pandemic. A year after his last visit to the show, just as COVID-19 was becoming known in the US, Dr. Rodney Rohde returns to help us launch Season 7.
Dr. Rohde covers a wide range of issues related to the ongoing battle against this coronavirus. From how the virus is evolving, to testing and vaccinations, his opinions on PPE, funding, and how heroes in the Lab are vital to the ongoing efforts, Dr. Rohde covers it all. See below for important and interesting references.
Despite having a long break, Rick Jennings seems really, uh, crabby in this first installment of Crazy Bids for Season 7.
All of that and more. A lot more!