One problem I always faced when I was a program manager was finding the right technology and vendors to help solve our problems.
We would have specific needs like:
-Need a small 8a contractor with new media experience
-Need an enterprise survey tool that's validated in the government space
-Need a social networking tool thats 508 compliant
I found it really hard to do market research ahead of time before putting it out to bid. I would spend a lot of time just Googling around trying to find relevant information across tons of sites plus there were never any good user reviews.
Thus we've launched directory.govloop.com to help solve that problem.
The goal is to be the "Crunchbase/Yelp for Government" - or the vendor directory that has all the key information you need. Who are the companies that do X, what is their experience in F/S/L and current clients, what contract vehicles are they on, and user reviews (what do people think of them)
As this group is the best in innovative acquisition technology, I'd love to hear your feedback on it http://directory.govloop.com.
What do you like? What don't you like?
For example, what fields are we missing in the data? Key data sources we should integrate with? Interface ideas?
This is just the launch so I'll be listening to you on how to constantly iterate the directory to meet the community needs.
Leave comments on the thread, send me an email ([email protected])
P.S. Make sure to leave a review, add your company