The procurement process often frustrates local governments and vendors alike, but it seems like a process that will never change. Mariel Reed the Founder and CEO of CoProcure wants to rethink that. CoProcure is a startup that helps local governments improve procurement to promote economic development. She came on GovLove to discuss her work, the potential for a ‘Common App‘ for procurement and the work she did at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation.
Topics: Lightning round (2:00), Mariel’s career path (9:00), Her work at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office (13:10), the Civic Bridge and Startup in Residence programs in San Francisco (16:25), the work of CoProcure (28:25), the case for the ‘Common App’ for government procurement (32:50), and what’s next for CoProcure (43:50).
Sr. Budget & Management Analyst at the City of Durham, North Carolina. ELGL Board of Directors. Producer & Co-Host of the GovLove Podcast. Would rather be walking his dog Franklin.