October 18, 2021

Reference: Canada: Gazette Launches Montreal Contracts Database

From the Montreal Gazette:

The city of Montreal contracts $1.5 billion in goods and services a year, so the public should be able to track where all that money goes.

That’s what we here at The Gazette believe, so we built an online database of municipal contracts to provide the public with a gateway to the information.

Otherwise, Montrealers would have to browse through dozens of city executive committee resolutions that are posted on the city’s website after each weekly executive committee meeting and pick out any contracts that were awarded. And since only an image of the resolution is posted on the website, with no searchable database, it’s impossible to answer such simple questions as “How many municipal contracts has Company X received?”

Direct to Searchable Database

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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