Boston City Chief Information Officer Jascha Franklin-Hodge has shared with the General Services Organization‘s 18F unit how a labor category and pricing research tool helps the city gain perspective on the market.
Franklin-Hodge told 18F that CALC, jointly developed by 18F and GSA, works to provide the city’s contracting personnel a way to gauge the pricing they get for a request for proposals, 18F said Tuesday.
“One of the challenges cities face in tech procurement is that you’re making decisions based solely on information provided by vendors, he said.
18F noted that CALC is designed to help contracting officers study the market and analyze prices for professional labor categories.
“CALC gives us a way to verify that we’re getting reasonable rates and [allows us to] push back if we’re not,” Franklin-Hodge told 18F.