Atlanta Smart City Strategic Infrastructure Initiative


The city is undertaking a number of initiatives for Smart City infrastructure, driven by a $250 million infrastructure bond. From these initiatives , the city anticipates cost savings, improved public services, increased public safety, and communications networks that meet the demands of residents and visitors .

RFP Summary

The city of Atlanta is issuing this RFP to obtain proposals from for profit and nonprofit entities in forming business relationships and/or partnerships with the city to assit in planning, funding, developing and possibly help operate and maintain next generation “Smart City” projects that will apply technology to enhance government performance and enable residents, organizations, educational institutions and businesses to engage more effectively and actively with the city. The city is interested in various financially sustainable business models that will further the City’s goals, make meaningful advances in Smart City applications in partnership with the private or not for profit sectors , and will take advantage of the City’s significant investment in new fiber deployment, smart poles, and Wi-Fi connectivity to improve City services and quality of life for its Citizens while also maximizing budget creation for the city via revenue generation and sharing smart city business models.


Cost Saving Improved City Services
Public Safety
Public Services

Tangible Work Products / Scope of Work

1. A financial roadmap that identifies how every SmartATL project that has been fully planned can be financed/paid for with the specifics as to winning proponents’ role.
2. Assessment on existing assets and legacy systems used by the city to inform how to best leverage them for IoT Solutions.
3. To provide a submission for the design, installation, and maintenance of a Master Neutral Host Carrier “Small Cell” and public Wi-Fi Communications Network throughout the city if the approach is an agreed course of action.
4. A plan for development of existing fiber infrastructure.
5. Advise on appropriate technology and data sharing platforms for IoT capability that are compliant with open systems standards and optimal for implementation in the city.
6. Metrics, key performance indicators and milestones for overall strategy as well as individual project work plans for implementation.
7. Recommendations and advice on appropriate open integration architecture and IoT platforms that will allow for the interoperability of varying devices, operating systems, platforms, languages and protocol, and communication pathways.
8. Blueprints for various components and project areas of the Smart City work plan that will equip and guide solutions providers/partner, including the responsibility to develop and propose appropriate solutions that can be utilized across multiple city departments and specific to the city needs.
9. A security framework to ensure safe development of IoT solutions and provides continued assessment of risk moving forward and create transparent policies around privacy and protection of sensitive information and protected data.
10. Provide all data to integrate into the city’s GIS architecture.
11. On request assist with creating, maintaining, troubleshooting and management of the city’s geospatial services architecture, including feature service design, publishing, monitoring and management to ensure that desktop, web, cloud and mobile clients have secure and uninterrupted access to the city geospatial data repository wherever they may be.
12. Identify and establish best practices for: Economic Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability, Social Equity and Inclusion , Connected Venues
13. Policy Recommendation in all major areas for effective smart city implementation.
14. Present research findings and an overview of recommendations to city leadership.

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