2017 Semifinalist
County of Oakland, MI
January 1, 2017

G2G (“government to government”) Marketplace helps other participating jurisdictions evaluate and procure enterprise technology solutions and other resources. Participating governments can access pre-negotiated contracts with guaranteed best pricing and terms for tested, successful solutions, a best practices library, a blog, and other resources. The G2G Marketplace operates with a threefold advantage: Oakland County wins by lowering the cost of technology through economies of scale, participating governments win by also lowering their costs, and participating vendors win by gaining access to a greater number of potential customers in the government sector. The end result is an improved economic environment for everyone, including taxpayers who ultimately receive a higher return on investment with more cost-effective and efficient government services. The first-year savings resulting from G2G Marketplace was $207,117. Return on investment payback for G2G Marketplace will be achieved in year three, well ahead of initial estimates. Cost avoidance due to G2G Marketplace is estimated to be more than $163,000 annually, and total cumulative savings are estimated to be more than $514,498 in the program’s sixth year. There are currently 563 registered city, county, and state government users in 49 states, and G2G Marketplace continues to grow. More than 9,700 unique visitors viewed more than 50,000 pages in the Marketplace, and best practices documents have been downloaded more than 1,299 times.