Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Detroit seeks contractors

guard escalator
Guard services are one of the areas where the City of Detoit is seeking conractors - Photo by Ryan McGuire/Pixabay
The City of Detroit is looking for Detroit-based or Detroit-headquartered businesses to fill various roles in its chain of supply contractors. Each of these business selected would provide a certain service to the municipal government.

The City is specifically looking for local businesses that are able to provide guard services as well as

  • Ground maintaince services;
  • Janitorial/custodial services
  • Uniforms; and
  • Facilities management.
In order to attract as many Detroit-based and Detroit-headquarters businesses into their contracting process, the Office of Contracting & Procurment will host an information workshop tomorrow morning from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Adams Butzel Recreation Center (10500 Lyndon St.). This center is approximately five miles from the Warrendale neighborhood and is near Fenkell and Myers Rds.

During this meeting, representatives from the City of Detroit will discuss many elements about how to contract with the local government. They will discuss connection local businesses to resources, the pre-qualificatin process, BidSync, licensing, and performance expectations. They will explore how how local business owners can certify their business with the City of Detroit.

This event is presented by Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, Council Member Janee Ayers, and Council Member Gabe Leland. Leland, of course, represents the 7th District on the City Council, which includes the Warrendale and surrounding neighborhoods. Jones and Ayers were elected on a citywide basis to represent everyone.

Detroit-based and Detroit-headquartered business who would like to take advantge of this opportunity are asked to confirm their attendance via this page on Eventbrite.

Anyone with questions about this workshop is asked to contact Yolanda Gaines by emailling gainesy [at] detroitmi [dot] gov or by calling her at (313) 224-3595.