This process code will introduce you to a digital-native approach to procurement. It maintains the core principles of public procurement—fairness, transparency and objectivity—but realigns the process with contemporary software development.
As part of the Beeck Center’s Digital Service Collaborative
a project in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, we will knit
together a collection of state agencies based on common needs to help them
collaboratively procure, develop, and maintain the software that they all
depend on. This will prevent 50 states from buying 50 versions of
near-identical, overpriced software, and instead allows them to procure
high-quality, fair-priced software just once, and share it
Este observatorio de compras públicas en Salud recopila datos sobre los precios que pagan diferentes organismos estatales por medicamentos para permitir su análisis y transparentar la información gubernamental.
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The Procurement Governance (PG) initiative seeks to improve the effectiveness of public sector processes by entrenching efficiency, accountability, and transparency within Nigeria’s public procurement landscape. With over 4 cardinal program areas of Access to Information, open contracting, procurement monitoring and FOI ranking, PG through strategic reform initiatives, overhauls Nigeria procurement system for improved governance and citizens satisfaction. Our PG initiative has successfully revamped public contracting conducts and access to information by improving disclosure practices of public institutions and their responsiveness to citizens demand; enhanced public service effectiveness in Africa and facilitated increased citizen participation in governance
Procurements are often perceived as routine processes to obtain products and services while complying with regulatory requirements. Instead, major procurements should be regarded as opportunities to advance the government leaders’ strategic goals. As part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities Initiative, the Government Performance Lab provides technical assistance to cities that seek to improve the results they achieve with their contracted dollars by employing results-driven contracting strategies, including:
Citymart transforms the way cities solve procurement problems. Citymart is a platform for city government employees to deliver better services, connecting them to urban solutions, projects and peers across departments and around the world.
The city of Seattle, Wash, has been changing the way they deal with homeless populations, and gathering data to drive some evidenced-based solutions. Now, with clear incentives and data collection, employees have a path forward for helping the homeless. But will it work? Journalist Rebecca Gale investigates. Homelessness was on the rise in Seattle. In 2015, Read More
El programa per a la Digitalització Oberta: Programari Lliure i Desenvolupament Àgil de Serveis de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona defineix el procés de canvi profund i progressiu de la manera en que la ciutat oferirà els seus serveis a la ciutadania en els propers anys.
This tool allows researchers, watchdog organizations and investigative journalists to measure how countries are performing against each other in terms of public procurement transparency, to use it in further advocacy for more transparent procurement as well as to spot corruption using red flag indicators.
Michael Knapp is the CEO and founder of Green River, a software design and development firm that has worked extensively with local governments. He is passionate about social justice, and his firm’s most prominent recent project has involved working with cities to end homelessness. We spoke with him about his experiences with the government procurement Read More
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Government contracting is worth trillions of dollars a year. We open up public contracting through disclosure, data and engagement so that the huge sums of money involved are spent honestly, fairly, and effectively.