The stated purpose of the division is to encourage competition among vendors and contractors, to provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all persons involved in public purchasing by this City, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement so that high quality goods and services may be obtained at the lowest possible price and to increase public confidence in procurement practices by providing safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity.
The City of Suffolk, as owner and operator of the Suffolk Executive Airport, is a recipient of federal grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As a condition of receiving the grant funds, the City is required to establish a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program plan. One of the requirements of the DBE plan is to have a scheduled, direct, interactive exchange with stakeholders. The purpose of the exchange is to educate stakeholders on the DBE program and to allow stakeholders to give input on the goal-setting process.
You are invited to take part in a short presentation via web conference, and you are invited to give input in writing or via the web conference. The presentation will be given by Kevin Weeden of Ken Weeden & Associates, Inc., on behalf of the City. The presentation will be held on April 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM.
Please email Jay Smigielski at [email protected] if you are available to participate. Your participation and input are quite valuable in this process, and would be much appreciated. Please reply by Wednesday, April 18, 2018 close of business if you plan to participate. Thank you.