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Allentown Encouraging Vendor Registration

05/24/2018
Allentown Encouraging Vendor Registration
The City of Allentown is looking to deepen its vendor pool!

The City’s Purchasing Department utilizes a free automated vendor/bidder notification process called “Public Purchase.” All vendors are required to register and participate in this electronic system in order to receive automated bid notification from the City for the purchase of supplies, materials, services and equipment.

“The City spends millions of dollars annually for everything from office supplies to blacktop and heavy equipment,” said Allentown Purchasing Agent Jessica Baraket. “Local businesses are missing out on a huge opportunity to increase their bottom line. The registration process is free and easy and only requires about 20 minutes of their time.”

The vendor/bidder registration entails entering company information, contact names, etc., and selecting commodity/class-item codes for those products and services your company represents. Solicitation notices for upcoming bid requirements will be sent to vendors based upon the selected codes.

Interested vendors can register electronically at http://www.publicpurchase.com.

Vendors should be sure to enter a valid email address in their profile to properly receive any notifications from the Public Purchase system. Information such as Commodity/Class Item Codes which define the products and/or services your company represents is vital to the electronic notification process and without them, your company will not receive bid notices.

It is the vendor’s responsibility to see company information is kept current.

More information is available from the Purchasing Department website at https://www.allentownpa.gov/Finance/Purchasing/Vendors or by emailing purchasing.agent@allentownpa.gov.

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