We have been made aware of a Request for Quote that is being faxed to vendors and suppliers. It is made to look like a request from the City of Lakeland and is a fax requesting a quote on large numbers of Seagate, WD, Crucial, and HP items. It references Bid No. 80030 and shows a contact of Mark Chow firstname.lastname@example.org, phone number 863.888.0399.
Please be aware that the City of Lakeland Purchasing & Stores Division does not solicit quotes from vendors or suppliers via facsimile. We utilize the automatic e-mail notification system through our Oracle eBS iSupplier and Sourcing System.
Disregard any faxes that you may receive with the above-mentioned description.
City of Lakeland Purchasing & Stores Division has implemented a new Oracle computer system called "iSupplier and Sourcing." Suppliers must be registered in iSupplier to view the status and history of any purchase order(s) issued, as well as view the status of receipts, invoices and payments. Registered suppliers will also use iSupplier to receive email notifications of current bid opportunities, download solicitation documents and submit bids online.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL SOURCING EVENTS NOW REQUIRE AN ELECTRONIC SUBMITTAL VIA ORACLE SOURCING. QUOTES, SEALED BIDS AND REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS HAVE A REQUIREMENTS SECTION THAT MUST BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE SUPPLIER WHEN PARTICIPATING IN THE SOURCING EVENT. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN YOU BEING DEEMED NON-RESPONSIVE AND DISQUALIFIED FROM THE EVENT.