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Procurement offices of local governments in Lake County to host Reverse Vendor Tradeshow

RELEASE DATE: March 8, 2010

TAVARES — Procurement offices from various agencies in Lake County are hosting its Second Annual Reverse Vendor Tradeshow to provide companies an opportunity to meet face-to-face with procurement officials on Friday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leesburg Community Center, located at 109 Dixie Ave. (State Road 44), Leesburg.

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Governmental agencies’ procurement and purchasing offices that will be in attendance at the tradeshow, include Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Lake County Schools and the municipalities of Clermont, Eustis, Leesburg, Mount Dora and Tavares. Other local agencies may be in attendance as well.

The Reverse Vendor Tradeshow is hosted by Procurement Officials of Lake (POOL). Established about a year ago, one of the organization’s main goals is to make it easier for the vendor community to participate in public sector purchasing entities and opportunities throughout the County.

“One of POOL’s first actions was to sponsor a Reverse Trade Show in February of last year,” said Barnett Schwartzman, Director of the Lake County Procurement Division. “That show was attended by representatives from more than 300 companies. Many of those companies became new participants in the purchasing programs of County and City governments within Lake County.”

For more information about the Reverse Vendor Tradeshow, which is free to attend, call the City of Leesburg Purchasing Division at (352) 728-9880 or e-mail purch@leesburgflorida.gov, or call the Lake County Procurement Services Division at (352) 343-9424 or e-mail bschwartzman@lakecountyfl.gov.

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