Procuring Differently: How Colorado Used User Research and Active Vendor Management for COVID-19 Technology
Faust, Elaina; Georgetown University
Martin, Reilly; Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
Carroll, Conor; Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
Pontia, Hayley; Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
This report provides a case study of how the Colorado Digital Service was utilized to review procurement strategy and recommend a path forward to rapidly assess how potential vendors could meet Colorado's contact tracing needs. Founded in 2019, the Colorado Digital Service brings human-centered solutions to technology program needs.