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Update!

   

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 purchasing@lakelandcitygov.com 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

Purchasing Division

Mission Statement

The Purchasing and Central Stores Division of the City of Lakeland is responsible for the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, and services at the lowest possible cost consistent with the quality needed to provide the very best service to the public.

The primary objectives of the Purchasing Division are to obtain maximum quality, value, and service; and our goal is the promotion of fair dealings WITH YOU that will result in obtaining the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.

 

NOTE:

The City of Lakeland at its sole discretion reserves the right to waive technicalities or irregularities, to reject any or all bids, and/or to accept that bid which is in the best interest of the City.  The award of this bid, if made, may be based on considerations other than total cost and may be awarded based on various considerations, including, without limitation; Bidder’s experience and/or qualifications, past experience, administrative cost, standardization, technical evaluation and oral and/or written presentations as required.  The City reserves the right to accept all or part, or to decline the whole, and to award this bid to one (1) Bidder.  There is no obligation to buy.  The bid, if awarded, will be in the judgment of the City the most responsive to the City’s needs.  The City of Lakeland encourages the use of minority and women-owned businesses as subcontractors or in joint venture arrangements.  The City is authorized by Resolution No. 3634 to give preference to local persons, firms or corporations, in an amount of two percent (2%) not to exceed $10,000 of the bid price.