King County GIS Center
King Street Center
201 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA firstname.lastname@example.org
47° 35' 56.72" N
122° 19' 52.90" W
King County GIS Center Statement of QualificationsThe King County GIS (KCGIS) Center is pleased to provide this statement of our qualifications to provide geographic information systems (GIS) services. The KCGIS Center commitment is to help our customers put GIS to work to meet their priority business goals. Whether we are working for a city or a county, a utility, transit agency, or a special district, a business or private citizen, we deliver GIS based solutions that provide business value to our clients.
The KCGIS Center team is comprised of 31 highly qualified GIS professionals with a wide array of technical competencies to ensure that the GIS services and products we offer are delivered in a timely manner. The volume of our existing matrixed on-site GIS staffing services and our on-demand client services work for customers in the King County and greater Puget Sound region enables us to keep our hourly rates low. Combined, these factors allow us to provide cost effective business solutions to help local agencies meet their GIS services needs.
The KCGIS Center is a unique service provider, because of both the breadth of the GIS services we provide and the depth of technical resources we have available to support our customers:
- First, we operate and maintain core enterprise GIS resources (data warehouse, database administration, application development, etc.) for all King County GIS users and the public at large. Our flagship enterprise service is the KCGIS MapPortal, a full featured collection of ArcIMS based applications that serve more than two million user sessions per year. These core services are available to outside agencies and many are used directly by King County businesses and residents.
- Second, we provide matrixed GIS staffing services to meet customers’ in-house GIS staffing needs. For some clients we provide a complete ‘turn-key’ GIS operation, while for others we supply supplemental on-site GIS staff. This GIS staffing responsibility gives us a unique end-user perspective of the effectiveness of the core GIS resources we manage and of the custom on-demand client services we provide.
- Third, we provide custom on-demand GIS client services. This is the consulting portion of our business. Unlike most consultants though, our professional staff are not merely theoreticians, but practicing users of the types of GIS solutions government and business requires. This gives us a unique perspective on what works and what may not work to meet a client’s GIS needs.
The King County GIS Center is the single most extensive and capable GIS operation in the Pacific Northwest. Our unique blend of enterprise GIS resources, end-user experience, and highly capable client services helps us deliver exceptional value to our customers.
Why is the KCGIS Center in business to offer GIS services to other agencies? We have a long-term interest in successful GIS development throughout the Puget Sound area and across the Pacific Northwest region. We share substantial geography and long-term interests with local and regional agencies. We share many of the same citizens and taxpayers who depend on our services, fund our programs, and expect government to use our limited financial resources in a cost-effective manner.
We believe that for many types of GIS services, the KCGIS Center provides the best value for regional agencies and the customers we serve. Unlike other potential vendors, your customers (residents and businesses) are ours as well. We will be in business as long as your agency, with a permanent interest in the success of your GIS.