Gov 2 Biz Workshop
The Purchasing Division will be providing a FREE 'How to Do Business With Government' workshop on January 29, 2015. Click here to view and print the workshop flyer. In order to better plan for the workshop pre-registration is required. You may register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Purchasing Division at (352)728-9880. Following registration further details will be provided.
The focus of this workshop will be to educate businesses on how to successfully do business with government agencies in general and more specifically those agencies within Lake County. Representatives from the following Lake County agencies will be present.
- City of Leesburg
- City of Clermont
- City of Eustis
- City of Mount Dora
- City of Tavares
- Lake County Board of County Commissioners
- Lake County School District
Many government agencies receive state and federal grant funds to complete many projects and services. Responding to bids using grant funds introduces additional requirements. A representative from Fred Fox Enterprises will be present to explain the bidding requirements for grant funded projects. This information is sure to give attendees the information they need to successfully bid on grant funded projects.
Florida Surety Bonds will also be present. Florida Surety Bonds, Inc. is a bonds-only agency located in Maitland, Florida, with additional offices in Daytona Beach and Tampa. The agency will be presenting a seminar about contract bonds. Bonding is important to contractors who seek to do business with the City of Leesburg and other government agencies because performance and payment bonds are required by Florida statutes on all projects over $200,000. The presentation will be provided by knowledgeable bonding agents and will cover the basics of bonding, including an overview of the different contract bonds, the difference between bonds and insurance, a review of the application process, and how sureties calculate bonding limits and rates.
The Purchasing Division of the City of Leesburg is responsible for the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, and services at the lowest possible cost consistent with the quality needed to provide the very best service to the public.
The primary objectives of the Purchasing Division are to obtain maximum quality, value, and service; and our goal is the promotion of fair dealings that will result in obtaining the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
We recognize the important service rendered by our suppliers in helping to provide economical, quality supplies, equipment, and service. Procedures for the procurement of the City's needs do change from time to time; however, fundamentals do not. In order to assist our suppliers in serving the City of Leesburg, this information has been prepared so you may know your part in the purchasing process according to the City's policies. Please become familiar with this information; and, if you have any questions, please call the Purchasing Division at (352) 728-9880.
The Purchasing Division develops, advertises and awards all bids and contracts relative to the operation of all City departments, including the following categories:
- Major construction projects including buildings, roads, bridges, and others that involve public health and safety.
- Engineering services
- Architectural services
- Land Surveying services
Additional information concerning the Purchasing Division's role in contracting for professional services may be obtained from the Purchasing Division at (352)728-9880.