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Thursday, May 31 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Industry Standards: What Criteria Should Governments Use When Evaluating Technology Vendors?

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Industry Standards: What Criteria Should Governments Use When Evaluating Vendors?

LED BY:  
Catherine Geanuracos, CEO and Co-Founder, City Grows 
Sky Kelley, Founder and CEO, Avisare, 
Matt Polega, Co-Founder and VP Operations, Mark43 
Michael Owh, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Los Angeles  
Alla Goldman Seiffert, Acting Director of Acquisition at 18F/TTS

DESCRIPTION: If we are going to build a government tech market for the digital age, we must clarify a set of standards that support the kinds of inter-operable, sustainable, resilient technologies we value. How should people procuring technology for government at the state and local levels think about selecting contractors/ suppliers? Using a values-based approach, we'll workshop a set of baseline evaluation criteria and explore contracting strategies- with the goals of supporting accountable and efficient procurement, preventing bad actors from abusing the public trust, foregrounding companies who make commitments to ethical services, and broadening the vendor pool to include startups and small businesses.

Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 210/211