Turning Procurement Upside Down

Turning Procurement Upside Down

Slowly but surely municipalities are adopting the kind of thinking that encourages thinkers of various sectors and backgrounds to help tackle urban issues. In cities like Barcelona and Philadelphia, RFPs are transforming into open competition models that solicit ideas from across the globe, instead of working with more established corporations to remedy issues. A great example is the work by our friends at Citymart in pioneering the movement in Barcelona with Barcelona Open Challenge, an initiative that garners the best ideas across the globe and provides tutelage to the individuals who submitted them. These select few then perfect their ideas and get a chance to work with the cities long term. Read more about how Citymart and FastFWD are changing procurement for the better : http://cityminded.org/barcelona-philadelphia-turning-procurement-upside-11417