Procurement

KCMO: Making Room for Experimentation

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in Cities, Kansas City, News, Procurement

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Ever since the the highly-publicized failure of Healthcare.gov, the news has been full of government technology horror stories — overdue contracts, bloated budgets, broken bidding processes, and malfunctioning software. While such cases are not infrequent in government IT, they are …

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Momentum on Procurement Reform

Posted on by Abhi Nemani in News, Procurement

In following the conversations with more than 500 members of the broader civic tech network at the 2013 Code for America Summit, I was struck by a shared commitment from the community: a commitment to speak candidly and honestly about the …

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The State of Local Government Procurement

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in News, Open Data, Procurement

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This post was co-authored with Rebecca Williams of the Sunlight Foundation and Code for America’s policy intern Ryan Driscoll. This summer, Code for America, Omidyar Network, and the Sunlight Foundation joined forces to investigate municipal procurement trends, best practices, and …

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Perspectives on Procurement

Posted on by Ryan Driscoll in Cities, News, Procurement

This month the Peer Network has continued exploring opportunities to improve municipal IT procurement, convening a series of discussions and what we hope — with your help — will be one of the most comprehensive initiatives to map out the …

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Help Us Procure Procurement Policies

Posted on by Ryan Driscoll in Cities, Gov2.0, News, Procurement

If you’re a government official with knowledge about your local gov’s procurement process or data, we want to hear from you — please take 10 minutes to fill out our Local Gov Procurement Survey. With nearly 60 percent of senior-level …

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RFP-EZ: A Case for Better Procurement

Posted on by Dana Oshiro in Accelerator, Open Gov, Procurement

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recently issued a post on how online procurement platform RFP-EZ is already saving taxpayers money.  With five pilot contracts used as a proxy for success, RFP-EZ’s online bids averaged 30 percent …

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How To Fix Procurement 3: Ask for the Right Stuff

Posted on by Clay Johnson in Guest Post, Procurement

This post is written by Clay Johnson, the co-founder and CEO of the Department of Better Technology, and cross-posted from the Department of Better Technology blog.  So far we’ve talked about two ways to decrease government’s IT costs: streamlining the process that …

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How To Fix Procurement 2: Up The API Game

Posted on by Clay Johnson in Guest Post, Procurement

This post is written by Clay Johnson, the co-founder and CEO of the Department of Better Technology, and cross-posted from the Department of Better Technology blog.  We’re dedicating this week to talking about how to fix procurement. Yesterday we discussed where …

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How To Fix Procurement 1: Fix Registration

Posted on by Clay Johnson in Guest Post, Procurement

This post is written by Clay Johnson, the co-founder and CEO of the Department of Better Technology, and cross-posted from the Department of Better Technology blog.  The way government purchases information technology is profoundly broken – leading to federal websites …

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