I’ve contacted several city governments concerning their purchases of certain items (no hints yet) and I’m waiting on a response from all of them. There’s actually a pleasant degree of transparency in city purchasing. The trick is to figure out how these items are named and coded on the relevant documents. I hope to have something concrete to report by the end of next week.
I say “hope” because they’re was a certain reluctance in the voice of each and every clerk once they understood what I was asking for. That suggests I’m on the right track, no?