The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and the D2D Program of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), will hold a free, half-day seminar for businesses that want to learn how to contract with the State of Michigan for construction goods and services, including at Belle Isle Park.
The seminar, set for Friday, Feb. 21, at the Belle Isle Casino on Belle Isle, Detroit, is available as a morning or afternoon session. Session times are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required ahead of the event, as seating is limited. It is open to all businesses interested in becoming a State of Michigan contractor.
“This week, Belle Isle became Michigan’s 102nd state park,” said Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief. “This seminar will provide the information, resources and expertise that businesses need in order to effectively bid on state contracts, including contracts for Belle Isle Park.”
During the seminar, attendees will receive information detailing:
The basic step-by-step process of bidding on construction and capital outlay contracts;
The Request for Proposal (RFP) process, including common mistakes to avoid when completing the RFP and the evaluation process; and
How contracts are written to authorize private business operations on state lands.
“From understanding how and why contracts are written to having the opportunity to ask experts a specific question, this seminar will serve as an invaluable resource to businesses that want to become a contractor for Belle Isle Park or compete for other State of Michigan contract opportunities,” said Jennifer Riehle, DTMB vendor outreach coordinator.
To register for the morning or afternoon session or for more information, visit www.BelleIslePark.org and click on “Vendor Session Registration.” The link to register, “Register Here,” is located at the bottom of the page.
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