Local businesses will have a chance to register as a city vendor from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 10 at City Hall in Old Town Temecula at the city’s first annual “Vendor Day,” it was recently announced.
The event, which is geared towards Temecula businesses, is a way to keep the community healthy, vital and strong, city spokesperson Christine Damko explained.
The idea is to have businesses use “Planet Bids,” an online management system that connects companies needing products and services to the other businesses that can deliver those same products and services.
Every year the city spends a fair amount of money on these products and services — many times on companies that are not located in the community.
“Sales tax is the number one revenue generator for the city of Temecula,” Damko explained.
She said that every dollar spent locally within Temecula goes directly into keeping Temecula ranked as America’s second safest city.
“Amazing parks, family and recreational opportunities along with maintaining our public infrastructure makes a big difference in our community,” she added.
Businesses that stop by will be able to register on Planet Bids which will allow them to maintain a company profile, view solicitations, receive email notifications of bid opportunities, submit bids electronically and download bid documents.
“We realize that creating and growing jobs is important to our citizens and our economy,” Damko said. “To use the notion of shopping local as an economic development tool will help nurture and grow the unique business base that we are so lucky to have.”
City staff members will be on hand at the event to help attendees with the registration process and answer any questions.
Businesses can register online at: http://www.cityoftemecula.org/Temecula/Government/Finance/Purchasing
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