Spurred on by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, Denver is seeking new and better ways to deploy technology and use data to improve services for our residents, businesses, and visitors. We are looking for business partners who will contribute to the Denver Smart City goal of using data to make our city better.
The City and County of Denver’s General Services Purchasing Division – is seeking contractors who can provide professional services to assist in the planning, development, operation and execution of Denver Smart City projects. This shall include: technology development and deployment, data analysis, and strategic development and planning that focus on sustainability, mobility, access, resilience, and transparency. We want on-call expertise across three disciplines:
- Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
- Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
- Business Intelligence (BI)
The City intends to enter into contracts with multiple contractors. Once under contract, they shall respond to task orders for project assignment. These services are authorized by the Mayor’s Office, Department of Public Works, Department of Public and Environmental Health, and Technology Services. Our commitment to generating participation from small, local, minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses is genuine.
The RFP will create a talented pool of firms to help Denver Smart City provide value to our residents through projects and initiatives. When a need arises, Denver city staff will develop a task order with one (or more) firms selected that are a part of the on-calls, which will have funding attached to this specific effort. We designed this RFP with engagement and outreach in mind and we don’t want to waste anyone’s time or efforts.
- Embrace emerging smart industry standards as they develop
- Co-design architecture to support multi-vendor interoperability
- Maintain local control and ownership of City and County of Denver data
- Leverage, Collaborate and Contribute to open source community innovation and the exchange of knowledge
Tangible Work Products / Scope of Work
The Denver Smart City Program seeks to establish versatile multiple on-call contracts that enable the City and County of Denver to partner with businesses across multiple disciplines that will provide services for projects. This additional supplemental expertise will enhance the delivery, quality, and longevity of publicly owned goods. The goals of this RFP are to:
- Establish a series of on-call contracts that will allow the City of and County of Denver to promote a competitive and agile procurement environment, ensuring the highest quality of services delivered to the city, at a fair price.
- Seize opportunities to partner with a variety of firms that employ vision, innovation, accountability, and effective utilization of resources in Smart City projects across three Class Disciplines: Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and Business Intelligence.
- Open the municipal government procurement marketplace with opportunities for firms of all
backgrounds, size, and demographics.
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