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.

April 03, 2018

The public sector has the highest potential for procurement savings out of any sector. By utilizing established best practices, government agencies can reap billions in savings without affecting essential services. Some of these strategies include consolidating purchasing for common goods and... read more

April 03, 2018

In stark contrast to the private sector, public sector entities at all levels rarely change their spending allocations from year to year. By using data analytics and with enough political drive, governments can reap big savings from reallocating resources. A strategic spending review can often... read more

January 10, 2018

There has been a lot written about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will affect nearly every global industry-from retail to connected vehicles. In my opinion, one of the most exciting areas of impact-albeit far less sexy than drones and self-driving cars-is the global supply chain.

January 08, 2018

The state government's customers can now use its joint purchasing program to build Internet of Things platforms that support technologies for air quality monitoring, traffic management and public safety. Illinois state officials announced Thursday they have named vendors in a master smart street... read more

December 08, 2017

New data reveals that most companies are still ill-prepared for a data-driven procurement process. A recent survey of senior executives who oversee over $450 billion in annual material spending finds that the overwhelming majority (97 percent) believe that a data-driven procurement process is... read more

November 02, 2017

The Boston Transportation Department has gotten smart. Of course, it's always relied on data to manage traffic and plan new initiatives. But now, the agency is taking it further -- a lot further.

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