‘The promise of technology and data transparency … is very exciting and will bring about change.’ But there’s a lot of work to do.
It’s not a secret that the procurement process is problematic across all levels of government in the United States. That’s certainly true in local jurisdictions.
Procurement has especially been a source of frustration in tech circles, where it might not be surprising for vendors to find a root canal more pleasant than dealing with cumbersome and antiquated municipal RFP processes usually designed for purchasing physical products than IT services.
While procurement problems persist, there’s some hope, too. Some of the leading minds in local government procurement reform recently gathered at the 2015 Code for America Summit at the Oakland Convention Center to discuss the some success stories in different parts of the county, in addition to the lingering and persistent challenges.
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