A challenge is a problem-focused way for local governments to find vendor solutions. It allows vendors to tell the local government how they would meet the challenge, meaning better and more creative solutions as well as a streamlined submission process for young, diverse, and innovative startup companies.
Streamlining MBE/WBE Registration, Notification and Reporting Processes
The City of Grand Rapids is seeking a solution that can streamline MBE/WBE registration, notification and reporting processes in order to ensure that local, minority- and women-owned businesses not only have a fair opportunity to compete for contracts, but can do so easily, intuitively and without significant administrative or financial burdens.
Connect and improve processes and communication around services for the homeless population
CLV seeks to improve the communications loop between someone experiencing homelessness, the service provider and the potential landlord. A more effective and efficient means to connect persons needing housing with those who have housing available would relieve CLV staff of the burden of fruitless searches for eligible registrants.
New Operating System to support administrative improvements for processing Land Bank Applications
The Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking a solution to the application’s process, requirements, and responsibilities to acquiring and up-keeping of Land Bank property as a business or individual.
Multifamily and Neighborhood EV Charging Program
Montgomery County is seeking a solution to make it easier for residents that live in multifamily buildings, common ownership communities, such as condominiums and townhomes, or neighborhoods without private garages and driveways to access affordable EV charging close to home.