December 16, 2020

Procurement Virtual Fair Now Viewable Online


The Montgomery County Office of Procurement hosted a Virtual Procurement Fair on Dec. 9 at which representatives from more than 10 County departments shared best practices and general advice for contractors who may want to obtain future County contracts. The fair addressed some of the upcoming solicitations the County will be offering. Hundreds of local vendors participated in the virtual fair, asking questions and offering suggestions. 

Among the speakers at the fair were County Executive Marc Elrich, County Chief Equity Officer Tiffany Ward, County Director of Procurement Ash Shetty and representatives of local Chambers of Commerce. The event featured four industry-specific sessions, focusing on IT, construction, equipment/supplies and professional services. 

The full-day fair was recorded so vendors who were unable to participate, or those who did participate and wanted to review the information, could see the event. The fair, including PowerPoint presentations that were made during the fair, can now be viewed on the Procurement website

“During a time of increased caution and alarm brought on by the uptick in COVID cases across the region and the nation, it was gratifying to see hundreds of vendors engage with County Procurement in our virtual trade fair, “ said Department Director Shetty. “The optimism and positive outlook that these vendors seem to have for business prospects with the County over the next 12 to 18 months should give us all tremendous hope for the future.”