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City of Clarksville invites vendors to purchasing workshop

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan invites everyone interested in learning more about how to do business with the City of Clarksville to attend a Vendors Workshop.

The event will be from 9:00am-11:00am Wednesday, March 29th at Freedom Point in Liberty Park.

Freedom Point in Liberty Park.

Freedom Point in Liberty Park.

“Our purchasing department works to obtain the best value and maintain integrity in the use of public money,” Mayor McMillan said. “Our vendors are partners in this process of delivering quality goods and services for citizens.”

“This workshop is a good way to strengthen that relationship and ensure the best results for the city, businesses and  taxpayers,” stated Mayor McMillan.

The event is free and open to all local business representatives, but registration is required by contacting the City Purchasing Office at 931.553.2477 or by emailing .

Seats will be reserved for the first 175 registrants.

Liberty Park is located at 1188 Cumberland Drive in Clarksville, TN.

Camille Thomas, the City Purchasing Director, says the event should be of interest to businesses who want to sell products and services to the City, including everyone from vendors of office supplies to construction contractors, consultants, architects and engineers. The City’s past and present vendors, as well as newcomers, are welcome

Thomas and her staff will lead participants through a variety of topics, including:

  • City purchasing policies.
  • How to learn about City bidding opportunities.
  • How to obtain and use City bidding forms.
  • Rules to follow when bidding on City projects that include state and federal funds.
  • Why some products and services are subject to bidding, while others may be procured using procedures such as quotes or a Requests for Proposals.

The event is part of Public Procurement Month, which is proclaimed each March to promote excellence in government purchasing practices. The City of Clarksville is dedicated to professional public procurement practices, which promotes honesty, and fights corruption, favoritism, fraud and waste by conducting the process in an open manner consistent with the rules, regulations and good business practices.


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