Local sourcing is becoming increasingly important in our daily lives, and it’s not just about the food we eat.
When it comes to professional services needed for delivery of government programs at the federal, state and local levels, buying local affords opportunities to improve agility, responsiveness, transparency and cost-effectiveness of service delivery. By investing in businesses whose employees live and pay taxes in the communities served by an agency’s program, the government can see the impact of services firsthand.
Why Local Selection Matters
Depending on the procurement, a local firm may have better service capabilities based on ties to the community. Companies located near the site of a government program often have a better understanding of contract requirements because they have more insight into local needs and culture. In addition, a local provider may be more invested in the success of the program because of emotional ties to the job, while a company based outside the area may view the program as just another contract and revenue source.
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