How do you approach procurement with flexibility? For cities that are in different points in experimentation, it’s important to have a menu of options.

— Yiaway Yeh, Co-Chief Innovation Officer, City of Nashville

Creating a Greater Choice of Tools

Procurement for the 21st Century

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2014 Summit

Lane Becker

Procurement for the 21st Century; Nashville Case Study

Yiaway Yeh, Co-Chief Innovation Officer, Nashville Mayor's Office of Innovation on the Multi-City Innovation Collaborative

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2014 Summit

Yiaway Yeh

Procurement Impact Spotlight

Clay Johnson talks about procurement at CfA Summit 2013

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2013 Summit

Clay Johnson

Products and tools you can use

Tool: SmartProcure

SmartProcure is a service to search vendor lists an prices across municipalities. Whether you're looking for the best price or negotiating best price with a vendor, see what other agencies have paid for the product or service you are interested in buying.

Template: RFP Visual Brand Guide for Website Design

This RPF template lays out an agile strategy for the design of a city website in three phases; discovery, design and delivery, including the creation of standardized design elements.

Template: Professional Services Agreement: Visual Brand Guide for City Website Design
This contract template is for developing a web-appropriate visual identity guide, covering core elements of brand expression online including fonts, colors, iconography, photograph styles for the creation of consistent city websites, this guide contains additional information about the creation of the PSA.

Procurement 101

Get the basics on government procurement

Procurement 101

How to: Procure Digital Technology

Learn how to structure government procurement practices for digital services and products.

Learn how governments buy technology