Research Outline

Market of City ID Cards


To gather informations about tenders for City ID programs in the U.S.

Early Findings

U.S. cities that have launched a City ID program are Detroit, Chicago, New Haven, Newburgh, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Middletown, Kingston, Beacon, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Northfield, Oakland, Philadelphia and Richmond.


Brief summary of the project/ winning proposal

  • Detroit ID is a program aimed at providing ID to residents over 14 to prove that they live in Detroit. It is aimed at residents who have difficulty in obtaining traditional ID to allow them to have access to services and benefits.


Brief summary of the project/ winning proposal

Link to tender documents

  • The RFP for the program was released in July 2017, responses reviewed in August 2017, and the winning company announced in September 2017.
  • Chicago's City Clerk Office publishes recent RFPs in their web page. However, as the one for the ID program has expired, it is not available on the website but an email address is provided to ask questions:

Summary of Findings

During one hour of pre-research, we have been able to find some U.S. cities that have implemented City ID cards and some information about Chicago and Detroit. However, we have not been able to find the tender documents for these cities. However, we are confident that with more time, we will be able to gather all the necessary information.