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County adds contracts to transparency portal

Contact: Kris Friel, Communications Director, 970-328-8617 or kris.friel@eaglecounty.us

May 31, 2016 – Eagle County stakeholders now have access to an online, searchable database of all county government contracts. The function was developed as part of the Open Eagle County web portal at www.eaglecounty.us/OpenEagleCounty.  

The database dates back to 1974, and is updated regularly as new contracts are executed. Users have the ability to browse contracts by year and search for keywords contained within the documents. Contracts can also be downloaded and printed.

While the information included in the database has always been available by request, county officials say providing 24/7 access to the information online, in an easy-to-navigate format, illustrates the organization’s commitment to open government.

The contracts database is an addition to existing online transparency offerings, including the county’s “Open Book” site which provides access to real-time financial data including budget, expense, purchasing card and vendor information down to the transaction level. Open Eagle County also includes commissioner meeting agendas and supporting materials, live and archived videos of public meetings, an email subscription service for county news and agendas, links to the county’s social media sites and more.

The Open Eagle County portal was developed in-house by the county’s Communications, Innovation & Technology, and Finance departments, in cooperation with the Attorney’s Office. For more information, contact Communications Director Kris Friel at 970-328-8617 or at kris.friel@eaglecounty.us.