Procurement as a secret weapon of change
Procurement can be done differently. It is a powerful mechanism to address the big issues that really matter and Citymart is a pioneer. Over the last 15 years they helped more than 130 cities with their tools. The results were impressive – around 30,000 startups, small businesses, social entrepreneurs, non-profits and corporations have been brought to the public procurement table. Rather than large corporates 98% were small businesses, 45% minority and women-owned. Suddenly apparently staid procurement processes began to look more like our cities – full of talent, diversity and innovation and able to unlock potential.
What next with procurement? Too often our thinking and behaviours are stuck in the past. what could it look like in the future? Sascha Haselmayer, the founder of Citymart, has been exploring this with a Global Report on City Procurement 2030.