Do you sell fish food? Does your company build automatic door openers or haul tires?
No matter what good or services your business provides, local government agencies could become one of your top clients. And doing business with the government is easier than you think.
To explain the ins and outs of doing business with your local government, county Supervisor Pam Slater-Price is hosting a forum to connect vendors directly with purchasing agents and other top officials from regional agencies.
The free workshop is scheduled for 8:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Encinitas. Refreshments will be served.
“During the last fiscal year, the County of San Diego entered into more than 2,000 private contracts totaling more than $900 million,” Slater-Price said. “That translates directly into jobs. I hope to see local companies leading the charge to win those contracts.”
Business owners can network with purchasing officials from the County of San Diego; MiraCosta College; San Diego County Water Authority and the San Diego Association of Governments.
The Small Business Development Center of North San Diego County is co-hosting the event.
Vendors can learn about business opportunities with the county by visiting www.buynet.sdcounty.ca.gov. Dozens of solicitations are posted, including requests for vendors of fish food, purveyors of automatic door openers and haulers of tires.
Register by contacting the office of Supervisor Pam Slater-Price at (619) 531-5533.