Onvia’s State & Local Procurement Snapshot presents a broad range of contracting trends within the state and local government contracting market. For Q2 2014, the data indicates that while the pace of growth in opportunities for bids and RFPs slowed somewhat from Q1 2014, the overall trend remains positive for the quarter and is led by growth in procurement activity at the city and county level.

For the Q2 2014 edition of the report, Onvia’s market analysis is complemented by guest commentary from industry expert James Baker, author of "How to Win Business from the Government" and founder of the Public Sector Technology Exchange, an independent forum for discussing technology business issues.

Highlights from this quarter’s report:

  • 2.2% growth rate in overall contracting opportunities for Q2 2014 vs. Q2 2013
  • Growth trends by industry, led by 4.5% growth in the architecture/engineering/construction vertical
  • Growth trends by level of government, led by 6.4% growth in local government
  • Guest Column: "8 Tactics to Win in 2015 for State & Local Government Contractors" by James Baker

For this report, Onvia’s market research team uses Onvia’s proprietary database of bids and RFPs within the state and local government market to describe industry trends.