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.

Related links:

Smart Cville

Procurement Alert Subscription page