Everybody wants the big contract, but learning how to secure it can be a daunting task. The Tempe Chamber of Commerce, always looking for new ways to help our members grow and succeed, is offering the “Doing Business With” Series to teach attendees how to work with some of the largest institutions in the state.
During this event, attendees will learn how to provide services and products to the State of Arizona; the City of Tempe; Arizona State University; and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Learn how the bid and RFP processes work, how you can be included in them, who to talk to, best practices for securing contracts and more. The half-day workshop is broken into four 45-minute sessions, each featuring a representative from the purchasing or contracting departments of each institution. Presentations will include Q&A and practical advice and procedures for getting more business for your company.
The “Doing Business With” Series will take place April 18, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Four Points by Sheraton Tempe, 1333 S. Rural Rd., in the conference room adjacent to the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.
The cost of the program is $20 for members and $30 for the general public. Interested guests may learn more or RSVP at www.tempechamber.org or (480) 967-7891.
8:00 – Registration and Breakfast
8:10 – Welcome by Tempe Chamber and Four Points by Sheraton
8:15 – 9:00 – City of Tempe - Michael Green, Procurement Administrator for the City of Tempe
9:15 – 10:00 – State of Arizona – Ms. Susan Bayer, Strategic Contract Manager for the State of Arizona
10:15 – 11:00 – Sky Harbor International Airport – Valerie Churchwell, Community Outreach Manager
11:15 – 12:00 – ASU – John Riley, Executive Director of Purchasing for ASU