Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Workshop Announcement: COSTARS: It's Not Just Price!

This workshop will give the background of state contracts and COSTARS contracts, offer marketing tips and review the bidding opportunity information on the website.

COSTARS, the Commonwealth’s Cooperative Purchasing Program, leverages the purchasing power of the state and our over 7600 members (consisting of local governments, public authorities, and non-profit educational and health entities and fire and rescue companies) to generate competitive pricing while eliminating the need for the public bidding process. With its comprehensive choice of products, it gives local public and non-profit agencies the option of keeping their procurement dollars in their local economy by purchasing from qualified suppliers. At the same time, COSTARS provides increased opportunities for hundreds of businesses of all sizes in all locations to compete for over $575 million of government business. COSTARS contracts are awarded to all responsive and responsible bidders.

Presenter: Bruce Beardsley, Marketing Manager, COSTARS
When:    October 22, 2012 from 10:00 to noon


Harrisburg Area Chamber of Commerce/CREDC
3211 N Front Street
Harrisburg, PA  17110

For more information call 484-646-4005.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Chamber of Commerce, SEDA-COG and the Southeast Pennsylvania PTAC, Kutztown University.

Cost: Free