Suppliers have made new connections and received answers to some of their questions.
Business representatives and officials recently gathered in Manassas for a reverse trade show.
Prince William County Procurement Services, Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), Stafford County, and Stafford County Public Schools held the event at George Mason University’s (GMU) Science and Technology Campus.
Attendees were able to learn more about procurement and make connections with members of the agencies, according to a release from Prince William County.
“This is an effort to get engagement from the supplier community, so that they can get direct access to the decision makers who make the purchasing decisions,” Prince William County Senior Contract Specialist Erika Bukva said in a release. “They don’t always have access to the person who orders the tires or the staff member who contracts with an interpreter.”
Networking with suppliers was also advantageous for county staff.
“Giving our departments the opportunity to learn about the capabilities of the supplier community means we can consider new and improved approaches in how we serve the citizens of Prince William County,” Bukva said.
Details about procurement services and the process for becoming a registered supplier can be found on the county’s website.