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 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.
The City has replaced its vendor software with Oracle’s iSupplier & Sourcing which is industry standard software, used by several local municipalities. We are excited about this change that brings easier access to more information as well as improved communications through automated emailing and notification pushes.
You can access the new site with the navigation to the left under "iSupplier Information".
We look forward to continuing our business with you!
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.
Thanks, Purchasing Division of the City of Lakeland