Local small business owners are encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting that will detail the processes for eligibility to work on a variety of Richland County projects.
Richland County’s Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBE) program and the Office of Small Business Opportunity are organizing the SLBE Stakeholders Meeting, which aims to provide the ins and outs of doing business with Richland County. The SLBE program serves as a neutral procurement tool to ensure that all segments of the local business community have a reasonable and significant opportunity to participate in Richland County contracts for projects like construction, architectural and engineering services, professional services, non-professional services and commodities.
During the Stakeholders Meeting, several County officials will discuss the details of the SLBE program and the resources available through the Office of Small Business Opportunity. Speakers include:
· Rob Perry, Transportation Director
· Cheryl Patrick, Director of Procurement
· Pam Davis, Business Service Center Director
· Gloria Cyprian-Tanner, Office of Small Business Opportunity representative
Attendees will learn the processes for becoming eligible to work on Transportation Penny projects and other Richland County projects, as well as where all Richland County solicitations come from.
The SLBE Stakeholders Meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29 at Council Chambers inside the County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton St., Columbia. To register for the free meeting, click here. Day-of registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Gloria Cyprian-Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-576-1548.