Collaborate with civic, design, and technology partners.
The City doesn’t have to do it all on its own. Community and technology partners are ready to help develop and implement effective services. Joining forces with public-minded partners will make service delivery more effective for New Yorkers and efficient for government.
Here’s how to Engage Private Partners
Collect, format, and share data, as well as data you collect from external sources, consistent with law and policy so that partners can use and help you improve that data.
Consider opportunities to ask New York City’s incomparable design and technology community to help you solve a problem, build a better tool, or improve an existing digital service. The Office of Digital Strategy will help you find a great partner.
Create a culture of open source design and development. Create citywide open source licensing and policies to guide agencies.
Explore procurement methods for acquiring digital services, particularly new ways to engage smaller and M/WBE vendors.
Establish a method to allow agencies to acquire design services from a pool of vendors in service, digital, and communication design.
Develop both informal (e.g., office hours) and formal (e.g., NYC Big Apps competition) mechanisms to partner with the civic technology community.