3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting in 2016

Publication Date: December 2015

Onvia’s "3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting Growth in 2016" reflects on the most significant trends expected to influence the government contracting landscape in the year ahead.

Readers of this report will learn the following:

  • 2015 Review: The motivations of government agencies to prioritize procurement efficiencies and innovative technologies in 2015.
  • 2016 Trend #1 – Smart Infrastructure: The Smart Cities movement hit the mainstream, reaching a critical mass of influence and appeal in 2015. Discover why the smart infrastructure trend will gain traction and the types of technologies expected to see continued growth.
  • 2016 Trend #2 – Efficient Government: The quest to find more efficient ways to provide government services extends to the procurement process. Discover how newer, more efficient procurement methods disrupt the formal bidding process and contracting values.
  • 2016 Trend #3 – Open Data: The ability to connect and share disparate large data sets drives innovation and impacts how vendors do business with agencies. Discover how the open data trend is set to be a key economic development engine for vendors and new start-ups in a wide array of industries.

For this report, Onvia’s market research team analyzed data from Onvia’s proprietary database of nearly 600,000 government contracting opportunities and future spending plans from tens of thousands of state, local and education government agencies. The research team also utilized trends and insights from Onvia’s quarterly series of State and Local Procurement Snapshots.

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