Procurement Innovation

September 26, 2018

The call for procurement innovation has been answered. Taking on the task is Marketplace.city, a digital platform aiming to simplify the process of finding, validating and implementing new technology at the city level.

5 private sector smart city areas
August 15, 2018

As exciting as the growth forecasts are, selling smart city solutions to the government is characterized by lengthy sales cycles, impacting sales... read more

marketplace.city 100rc partnership
August 01, 2018

100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) has announced a partnership with Marketplace.city which will make its digital platform available to 100RC’s member cities.

smart city regulations
July 31, 2018

I once had a customer tell me that a yearly release cycle (for complex middleware) was too quick.

gsa procurement innovation government marketplace bill
September 06, 2017

A large, new, Amazon-esque marketplace could be about to open up for commercial retailers across the United States. And its singular customer is huge!

May 17, 2017

Most companies, upon deciding to pursue opportunities with a specific governmental entity, develop a “Go-To-Market” strategy. One of the more interesting new strategies that allows companies to capture the attention of public officials today is to participate in a pilot or demonstration project... read more

Cities To Have More IT Choices Through Multi-State Cooperative Procurement

Image by NEC Corp on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.

December 05, 2016

It’s all about options! And, in the public-sector information technology (IT) world, municipal government executives view having choices as a key driver in their ability to reduce IT costs and improve services to taxpayers.

October 03, 2016

As Smart Cities Week ended, attendees returned from Washington D.C. invigorated by new ideas and strategies. Organized by the Smart Cities Council, Smart Cities Week brought together companies, civil servants and thought leaders to learn how to update and improve urban environments.

City Governments Seek To Partner With Emerging Tech Firms
August 25, 2016

It has become commonplace for cities to seek out and court entrepreneurs and startup firms. Regions compete aggressively and many offer attractive incentives to startups, especially emerging technology firms. 

August 17, 2016

Accessing tools for intelligent procurement just became easier.

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