What Onvia found is that bids and request for proposals from state and local governments for custom and "transformative" IT services are on the rise. That includes cybersecurity, cloud, big data and information architecture consulting. The number of bids and requests for proposals in these areas increased 17 percent from 2015 to 2016.
Paul Irby, Onvia's senior market analyst, said the state and local market is outperforming the federal market in "higher value, custom IT services" over the last two years. It has twice as many projects as the federal sector, and this points "to greater opportunities for vendors outside of the federal space," he said.
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