A 2015 Code for America Fellowship project rooted in interviews with over 60 city and county staff and 30 local businesses, we found that a path to success in Pittsburgh required fixing the basics.
Our apps, Beacon, Scout, and Conductor, have replaced and augmented government purchasing workflows in Pittsburgh. Connected by an open database, these tools enable city staff to transparently and efficiently manage, track, and advertise contract opportunities.
Since launching, 500+ businesses have signed up for announcements of contracting opportunities with Beacon, 27 City staff are subscribed for contract updates with Scout, and the procurement team tracks contracts daily with Conductor.
- Richard King Mellon Foundation
- City of Pittsburgh