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March 16, 2015: MyGovWatch.com Celebrates Freedom of Information Day with Free Promo

MyGovWatch.com is celebrating today, National Freedom of Information Day in the United States, by offering a unique promotion to companies aspiring to win government contracts.  Any company not currently using the website but requesting a free trial before March 31st will receive three users for the price of one just by mentioning this promotion.  They will also receive information about any single government contract on file on the site. The website gives clients actionable, insider information and data about most government and higher education contracts by giving users access to otherwise secret government files on how public sector buyers pick their vendors.

National Freedom of Information Day is part of Sunshine Week, an initiative started by the American Society of News Editors.  Its goal is to teach the public about why excessive and unnecessary secrecy is dangerous to a free society.  The Federal government enacted the national Freedom of Information Act in 1966, and, since then, every state in the nation has adopted its own version.  With few exceptions, information about how government agencies make buying decisions is public by definition, to include signed contracts, evaluation scorecards, lists of bidders, winning proposals, and performance reports.  MyGovWatch.com aggregates those documents and makes key items, like company names and line-item pricing, searchable by users. The site also allows users to know what’s out for bid now and find out about future purchases in advance.

“It’s important for Americans to know that documents in the possession of government agencies are the property of the people, and bureaucrats are simply custodians of those documents,” said Nick Bernardo, president. “Whether people use our site or not, any taxpayer should have the right to know how decisions are made about government contracts awards and related decisions, because government agencies so often try to use secrecy to hide incompetence.”

Net Gain Marketing, Inc., which owns and operates the site, has previously sued government agencies to obtain documents, and courts have summarily ruled in favor of such disclosures.  The website allows users to remain anonymous in these actions.

Researchers at MyGovWatch.com concluded in 2014 that an estimated 67% of government and higher education requests for proposals (RFPs) are real opportunities. Two-thirds of a random sampling of contract awards fell into one of three categories: new contracts, where the buyer did not previously have a vendor for the service; contracts in which a vendor or vendors replaced the incumbent(s); or, contracts in which the buyer added an additional vendor.

About MyGovWatch.com
MyGovWatch.com is a website owned and operated by Net Gain Marketing. It is the only information repository of its kind, fully dedicated to providing valuable information to users specifically about higher education and government purchasing activity in specific lines of business. Read more about why current users love the site here.

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