The Office of Innovation & Technology (OIT) is seeking proposals to
provide a form management platform for a 3-month pilot project involving
the conversion of a number of public-facing PDF forms into responsive web
forms. This pilot is part of a larger project where we will be working
with multiple departments throughout the City organization.
A Request For Proposals
From: The City of Philadelphia’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
For: Analytical, design and, likely, web services and the creation of two
Crafting a Toolkit to Enable Pilots in City Procurement: Lessons Learned
from Philadelphia’s FastFWD Initiative
The City of Philadelphia has supported a variety of efforts to bring
innovation to our work and to concurrently lend support to Philadelphia’s
vital startup economy.
FastFWD, an initiative co-led by the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of New
Urban Mechanics, is our most comprehensive and integrated effort to date.
It has included an incubator style curriculum for two cohorts of promising
entrepreneurs that are not yet mature companies (hence, startups). They
received mentoring, training, and insight into how government works with
a focus on Public Safety and Community Stability (Police, Fire,
Corrections Departments etc.) . Funding was competitively offered to a
short list of the participating firms for pilots with select City
agencies. At this time, the selected firms from the first cohort have
implemented their pilots which were to last approximately one year, and
the firms from the second cohort have just pitched/applied to be selected
for pilot funding.