An open platform for transparent/fair public spending on city maintenance work. Service providers can outbid each other on individual tasks on short notice, or let the default contractor do it.
Lower corruption, nepotism, and theft of public money.
Anyone gets a chance to take care of parts of the city without getting locked into large projects.
Anyone can outbid others on short notice. Need a job next week? Do it for less than the current bidder and it's yours.
Anyone gets a chance to demonstrate good public work and use it as a reference for their future business.
High quality of work performed for the best price.
Market-determined value of maintenance work.
A city designates a specific amount of money per year to maintain anything that needs to be maintained. The maintenance work is split into manageable tasks throughout the year. The total yearly budged is divided by the total number of tasks (jobs).
Each job is described in detail (photo/video material included), and marked on the map. Value is assigned to it.
A city-assigned default contractor gets the job at the calculated value. This is a fall-back option if nobody else is interested. Anyone who meets the loosely defined requirements can outbid the default contractor and get a job instead.
For small jobs people can bid up to a week before the job is due to be performed. Longer deadlines for bigger jobs.
Public history of performed tasks
Each time a maintenance job is performed, the lowest bidder documents the before/after state with as much detail as possible and uploads the material for everyone to see.
The entire history of each maintained area can be browsed by jobs, year by year. People can see who maintained it, what was done, and how much money they made doing it.
Do a poor job and you don't get paid or get less than the full amount. You can contest not getting paid in court. Cause damage to city property and get billed for it.