Leveraging Collaborative Procurement to Sustain Local Economies

Public sector procurement can create significant business and growth opportunities through increased participation for small participation.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Yes, I fulfill all the eligibility criteria

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  • Woman

What is the Name of Your Organization?


What is The Mission of Your Organization?

GovLia's mission is to simplify state and local government procurement to sustain local communities and economies through collaborative procurement. Our solution will increase interactions and transactions between local, small, women, minority and veteran-owned businesses and local governments! We believe public procurement has the ability to grow underserved communities as assist with economic growth.

What is The Month and Year of The Founding of Your Venture?

August 2017

What is Your Organization's Website URL (optional)


What is The First and Last Name of Your Organization's Representative for The Challenge?

Shakeia Kegler

What is Their Organizational Role/Title?

Founder and CEO

Project Stage: Select the Description Below That Best Applies to Your Organization

  • Growth (have moved past the very first activities; working towards the next level of expansion)

Please Select Your Organization's Focus Track (Select all That Apply)

  • Sustainable Economies

Please Select Which of The Following Types of Innovations Best Characterize Your Work (Select all That Apply)

  • Process innovation (execution of a new or considerably improved production or delivery method)

Help Us Support Diversity! Which of the following categories do you identify with (Optional)?  

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian, etc)

Help Us Support Diversity! Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities (optional)?

  • Communities of color
  • Disability community
  • Low-income community


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