Today, Smart Cville, a civic technology non-profit in Charlottesville, VA, is launching a procurement alert system for the City of Charlottesville. This system will alert subscribers to any new projects posted on the city procurement website. Additionally, it will send alerts regarding procurement project updates, including project awards. Previously, interested parties would need to review manually the city webpage and search for new awards or updates on projects. Now, any interested party can sign up for these free, automated email alerts.
This service benefits:
● The City of Charlottesville – Anything that increases the awareness of city projects improves the likelihood of receiving multiple competitive bids. Moreover, the alerts contribute toward a culture of transparency and engagement within the city.
● Businesses – New and small businesses will especially benefit from this efficient means of learning about opportunities to do business with the city.
● Citizens – Charlottesville has a deeply engaged citizenry that will benefit from the information that these alerts will bring.
Of the project launch, Smart Cville Founder Lucas Ames said, “We’re thrilled to release this tool to help businesses and citizens stay informed about doing business with the City of Charlottesville. The alert system automates the distribution of government information to those who would benefit from it, leveraging technology to improve on this critical component of municipal government.”
The city’s procurement page is full of useful community information on current projects. Each time a new project is posted or updated, subscribers to the Smart Cville alert system will be notified. Sample projects that subscribers would have received alerts regarding include: Belmont Bridge Replacement, Clark Elementary Safe Routes to School, Garrett Street Stairs Replacement Project, and a Civic Engagement Platform.
Smart Cville is a 501(c)3 non-profit operating out of Charlottesville, VA. Its mission is to leverage technology to make cities better places to live by focusing on tech-driven decision-making, civic innovation, and open data.