FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Communications | City of Lakeland
228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801
863/834-6264 (PH) | www.lakelandgov.net
CITY OF LAKELAND PURCHASING DIVISION WILL HOLD VENDOR FORUMS
Outlining how to conduct business for new and existing vendors
LAKELAND, FL (March 8, 2013) – The City of Lakeland Purchasing & Stores Division invites those wishing to do business with the City to attend one of the four (4) Vendor Forum sessions being held over the next several weeks.
Who: Vendors, suppliers and contractors who are registered with the City of Lakeland
What: Vendor Forums
Where: City of Lakeland Purchasing & Stores Division, 1140 E. Parker St., Purchasing Bid Room – 2nd Floor, Lakeland, FL 33801
When: March 13th, 21st, 27th or April 3rd. Each forum will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The forums will help potential vendors know how to conduct business with the City of Lakeland and the sessions will allow valuable feedback on ways to improve the procurement process. Topics include: vendor/bidder registration, request for quotes process, soliciting sealed bids and request for proposals (RFP) or qualifications (RFQ), communication, and any other helpful information.
The Purchasing & Stores Division is conducting a morning session from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on March 13th, March 21st, March 27th and one on April 3rd. Those wishing to attend will need to RSVP either by phone (863/834-67800) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Vendors only need to attend one of the four sessions being offered. Seating is limited to 35 for each session on a first come, first served basis.
To RSVP for a Vendor Forum, please call the Purchasing Division at 863/834-6780 or e-mail email@example.com with your preferred date that you would like to attend.