Title, department, organization & country
How long have you worked in government?
Less than 5 years
More than 5 years
A micro-purchase is an acquisition of supplies or services under a certain dollar amount, typically low. What is the dollar threshold for micro-purchases in your organization?
What’s your best guess of the # of people from your department doing micro-purchases in any given month?
Could you give us an estimate on the # of micro-purchases done by your department on any given day?
Under 5 a day
Between 5 - 10 a day
Over 10 a day
What are 3 items (electronics, office supplies, etc) you’ve seen your organization purchase regularly under the micro-purchase threshold?
Can you name 3 digital goods (software licenses, publications, websites, cloud, advertisement) that your organization has recently purchased under the micro-purchase threshold?
What about any small services (cleaning, audiovisuals, catering, design) consumed by your organization that you're aware of?
Any rentals (or rental needs that weren't available) that you're aware of?
Do you have any recurring services and subscriptions from third parties in place? If yes, which ones?
Anything that you need to buy, contract or rent now, and can't get it easily (nor even on Amazon)?
How do you conduct emergency purchases?
Do you have any small/local business purchasing goals or mandate? If so, how do you track them?
Could you give us your best guess at how much time you or your department's designated buyer spend purchasing things for the office?
Under 1 hr a day
Under 1 hr a week
Do you see a need for having purchased goods delivered to your agency in an on-demand fashion (within one-hour or same day)?
Most departments also have a petty cash fund they can use to buy immediate things like meals for the team or last-minute office needs. We’re curious to know what is the monthly petty cash budget in your department? (in $USD)
Between $100 - $500
No petty cash fund
Do you think the process of conducting micro-purchases is a significant overlooked inefficiency in your organization? If so, what’s not working or what aren't you getting (even from Amazon)?
What’s your work around?
Are you using any websites or software tools to help on this?
Would you be interested in participating in our Pilot Program to test MICRO™, an e-commerce marketplace exclusively for compliant and fast government micro-purchases?
Wow! This has been incredibly invaluable, we truly appreciate your time and insights. Can we follow up with you if we have more questions?
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