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FDOT Issues RFP for New Global Positioning System

The Florida Department of Transportation wants to acquire an intelligent transportation systems facility management global positioning system to simplify processes and increase positional accuracy.

The Florida Department of Transportation has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for vendors to provide an intelligent transportation systems facility management (ITSFM) global positioning system (GPS).

According to the RFP, the State Traffic Engineering and Operations Office is looking to replace the department’s ITSFM GPS mapping and data collection solution with a newer option to simplify processes, increase positional accuracy, enable seamless online or offline differential corrections and integrate its existing application programming interface to bi-directionally transfer data.

“The new ITSFM GPS Mapping System will be comprised of GPS hardware, GPS/GIS software (Geographic Information System), licensed user accounts and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning-as-a-service licenses,” the RFP states.

All mobile phones and tablets accessing the system must operate on iOS, Android or Windows mobile operating systems with a minimum OS release version compatible with mobile data collector software applications required to perform data collection.

As for specific hardware and software requirements, the RFP lists the following:
  • GPS data collection hardware must be a user-supplied mobile phone or tablet, GNSS receiver, laser rangefinder and accessories used in the field to GPS map ITS infrastructure.
  • GNSS data collectors must be a Trimble TDC600 all-in-one GNSS data collector and smartphone.
  • GNSS receivers must be a Trimble Catalyst DA2 GNSS receiver.
  • All desktop and cloud platforms for GPS/GIS software must be able to verify and automatically populate ITSFM code values in feature templates and define project and workspace limits.

The deadline for technical questions is Dec. 7, however, there is no deadline for administrative questions. Proposals are due at 9 a.m. on Dec. 21 and must be submitted to Sherill Johnson at Additional dates and information regarding the RFP can be found online.
Katya Diaz is an Orlando-based e.Republic staff writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.