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Although local government information is widely available online, constituents have the responsibility of checking for new information. Ragtag's Project Bidwire solves that problem by checking government websites automatically, and then emailing any updates to interested parties. Originally launched to watch government procurement sites, it's also used to keep citizens informed about city council agendas. Its technology will form the basis for Ragtag's other scraping projects.