Provides centralized procurement with integrity and transparency by promoting broad competition and using collaborative and cost effective methods to provide timely customer support.
MONTHLY VIRTUAL CLASSES
The office of Purchasing provides educational resources to advise and guide Local Howard County based businesses and EBO (Minority, Women-owned and Disabled-owned Business Enterprises) through the procurement process, vendor registration and how to get certified in the Howard County Local Business Initiative and Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Programs.
OCTOBER 2020 VIRTUAL CLASS
The Howard County Office of Purchasing hosted a Virtual Class, reviewing our e-bidding and procurement process titled "Vendor Registration in PlanetBids (PB System) and How to do Business with the County".
For vendors that were unable to attend the live Webex event on October 20, 2020, or those who would like to review the featured PowerPoint display, the presentation can be viewed by clicking on this link.
NOVEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL CLASS
Topic: Local Business Initiative and Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Certifications
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join through WebEx Link and password provided below. No RSVP is required for this class.
Meeting number (access code): 160 684 9027
Meeting password: 32zyJiZkQs5
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You can also dial 220.127.116.11 and enter your meeting number.
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DECEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL CLASS
Topic: Vendor Registration in PlanetBids (PB System) and How to do Business with the County
Tuesday, December 15, 2020