Suppliers, contractors and consultants interested in doing business with the City of Allentown are invited to attend a workshop on Tuesday, February 5 at 3:00pm in City Council Chambers.
“The city spends millions of dollars annually for everything from office supplies to blacktop and heavy equipment,” said Allentown Purchasing Agent Jessica Baraket. “Local businesses are missing out on a huge opportunity to increase their bottom line. All the information you need to be able to compete for the city’s business will be available at this workshop.”
City staff will explain how to register to receive automated bid notifications from the city. Attendees will also learn the importance of commodity codes and the difference between quotes, bids and RFPs. They will also learn how to read a purchasing document, and the submittal process.
According to Baraket, the city also hopes to learn from those in attendance. “The business community will have an opportunity to provide feedback on ways the city can better address the needs of local vendors.”
Seating is limited, so advance registration is required. Registration can be done by contacting Clary Peralta-Colon via email at Clary.Peralta-Colon@allentownpa.gov or by calling 610-437-7624.