SCF to Host Procurement Summit

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 2, 2009) - Local business owners can learn how to pursue purchasing contracts with local government and educational entities in a Procurement Summit from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East. The summit is sponsored by SCF Corporate and Community Development, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County and Manatee Economic Development Council.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak with local representatives from SCF, the City of Sarasota, City of North Port, Manatee County, Manatee and Sarasota county school districts and others. They also will learn how to become a federal 8(a) certified vendor, which permits doing business with federal agencies.

The cost of $30 includes breakfast and lunch.

For more information or to register, call 941-408-1412 or 941-363-7000 or visit

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