Harnessing the City’s purchasing power to help start, grow, and increase the competitiveness of businesses.During our initial research, we discovered that the process of becoming a City vendor was too confusing and costly for local small businesses and entrepreneurs, resulting in outsourcing solutions, which negatively effects our main goal of economic development.
OUR UNIQUE PROCESS
By creating open challenges instead of requests for proposals, we shift the focus to the problem instead of the product that needs to be purchased.
By shifting the focus to the problem, we open up the opportunity for more participants in finding solutions, replacing the traditional process of procurement.
For 18 months, Citymart played a consulting role, helping the City and community define the challenges, envision outcomes, conduct research, etc.