The ways in which governments buy what they need is a fundamental part of how they function. Improving procurement requires addressing the basics, which carries implications for the ways governments provide quality service to their citizens. The Code for America team in Pittsburgh is partnering with the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Innovation and Performance and the RK Mellon Foundation to help tackle these problems.
I am honored and excited that Pittsburgh is joining with Code for America to build the city's reputation for innovation and transparency. We look forward to working in particular on new approaches to procurement that drive increased community participation, and in so doing, build the digital capabilities of our great city. I know the Fellows can learn from us -- and us from them -- as we work together to make government better for city residents.”
Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
In February, the Pittsburgh fellowship team conducted user interviews with over 50 City employees as well as 25 local businesses. These conversations highlighted a few key problem areas shared across the board. You can read more about these findings and the fellows progress in the midyear report.
Meet the team:
Team Leads: Laura Meixell, Analytics and Strategy Manager and Matthew Barron, Policy Officer
Community Partners: Richard King Mellon Foundation