Citymart is a technology and consulting firm that transforms the way cities solve urban problems through citizen engagement and procurement reform. Citymart helps municipal staff to define and prioritize problems and use problem-based procurement to engage entrepreneurs and citizens to propose innovative solutions and share what works elsewhere.
The company replaces outdated, paper-based procurement processes with a technology platform that matches specific city issues with a set of potential solution providers. This opens up the process and enables non-traditional vendors to offer new approaches to solve problems. Citymart supports city leadership in the selection process, and also connects procurement officers to peers, resources and information on best practices.
Omidyar Network’s investment will help Citymart catalyze a robust ecosystem of civic technologies that can lead to greater responsiveness and more efficient and effective government services at scale.