Workshop demystifies city’s procurement process
It was standing room only as general vendors and nonprofit vendors learned about opportunities to contract with the city during two vendor opportunities workshops last month. Hosted by the Office of Procurement Services (OPS), attendees learned how the procurement process works, who the buyers are for different departments as well as helpful tips. The purpose of the workshops was to demystify the procurement process and share current procurement opportunities.
“We want to make contracting with the City of Dallas simpler and more efficient,” said Chhunny Chhean, director of procurement services. “We want your partnership and feedback throughout the entire process.”
Representatives from the Office of Business Diversity and City Controller’s Office also spoke about business inclusion and how to ensure payment.
OPS shared a quarterly procurement report that details the department, project type, and description as well as the estimated value of the contact. there are currently 78 projects worth a total of $294 million available in the first fiscal quarter (Oct-Dec 2019).