As part of the FY18 Adopted Budget, the Budget Committee and City Council included funding for a Budget Transparency Website. The intent is for the site to go live prior to the start of the FY19 Proposed Budget discussions by the Budget Committee in spring 2018.
On November 1st the City released a Request for Proposals (RFP) which will be open for 30 days, until November 30th. The RFP advertisement is available to view at https://www.eugene-or.gov/bids.aspx?bidID=607.
The following is the City's tentative schedule after receipt of proposals from vendors:
- December: Staff team will review and score proposals to select vendors to give demonstrations.
- January: Selected vendors will give demonstrations of software/answer questions.
- January/February: Vendor selected and contract negotiated.
- February/March: Website constructed/testing occurs.
- April 2018: Go live.
We hope that this will be a useful tool for the public to better understand the City of Eugene's budget.