FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, Nov 07, 2016
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): Jennifer Godwin | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822
Seminar to Teach Entrepreneurs Procurement Process
To kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week USA, a City of Little Rock-led coalition is providing a free seminar November 14 to walk participants through the City’s procurement process and offer onsite registration for business notifications.
Hosted by the City of Little Rock’s Small Business Development Office and the Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission and the Urban League, “Doing Business with the City of Little Rock” is a two-hour session geared toward those who want to learn more about how to do business with the capital city.
The seminar, which will be led by the Purchasing Division of the Little Rock Finance Department, will cover topics such as:
- How to register as a vendor or business
- How to receive notifications about business opportunities with the City of Little Rock
- How to respond to a City bid
- How to complete an RFQ (request for qualifications) and RFP (request for proposals)
“We want vendors to come away with a clear understanding about how they can work with the City so they can be aware of the opportunities out there and seize on them with confidence,” Small Business Development Coordinator Chauncey Holloman said.
Many small business owners aren’t aware of the procurement process or are overwhelmed by it, she added. The seminar will provide one-on-one guidance for those who want to better understand how procurement works. Participants will come away with a toolkit of helpful documents to assist them with future bidding.
The seminar is from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center. While the event is free, registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doing-business-with-the-city-of-little-rock-tickets-28866385135?aff=eac2. For more information, contact Chauncey Holloman at 501.379.1505.
Global Entrepreneurship Week includes a host of local, national and global activities designed to help entrepreneurs explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. In Little Rock, several organizations are partnering up to offer a week of workshops, which can be found at https://arhub.org/global-entrepreneurship-week-little-rock/.