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Rochester, NY: Selling Your Product & Services to Local Governments

Selling Your Product & Services to Local Governments


Selling your products and services to Monroe County and/or the City of Rochester could substantially increase your business sales.  Please join us for this free session to learn from the County and City purchasing offices, and the Rochester City School District's Rochester Schools Modernization Program about their processes and how to become a vendor.  Several local support agencies will provide a brief overview of their services, followed by " how to do business" briefs form the county and city purchasing officials.  The event will culminate with a panel discussion/Q&A session.  Also, learn about the new Monroe County initiative geared towards Veteran-owned businesses.

Date:           Wednesday, August 08 , 2018

Time:          8:30 a.m. Registration/Networking

                   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Program  

Location:  Lakefront Lodge, Webster Park
                 1120 Lake Rd, Webster, NY 14580

                 Free Parking

Click here for directions.


Registration: Click here to register       

There is no fee to attend, but advanced registration is required. 


Questions:   avulaj@monroecounty.gov (585)753-2017 or matthewburrell@monroecounty.gov (585)753-2015


Scheduled to attend:

US Small Business Administration


The Buffalo District Office's operating area includes the 14 Westernmost counties of New York State. The District Office located in the state's second most populous City of Buffalo, has a full service Branch in the state's third most populous City of Rochester. The two offices are well located so as to provide maximum assistance to the industrial cities in which located, plus surrounding suburban communities and the rural counties of the District.


Monroe County Purchasing Department
The Division of Purchasing and Central Services is comprised of two units: the Purchasing Unit and the Contracts Unit. The Purchasing Unit is responsible for administering purchase and public works contracts in accordance with New York State General Municipal Law while the Contracts Unit is responsible for coordinating the execution of Service Contracts, which includes professional services agreements, and agency contracts with not-for-profit agencies.

City of Rochester Purchasing Department
The City of Rochester has an M/WBE Utilization Plan that ensures that African American, Hispanic American and Women-owned businesses receive a percentage of the total contract amount for each public works project. These goals depend on whether the project is street construction or general/building construction.
Rochester Schools Modernization Program
In December 2014, the Governor of the State of New York signed the Legislation for Phase 2 with a total value of $435 million, with $297 million in estimated “hard” construction expenses and $137 million in design, management, technology implementation, financing, and other “soft” incidental program expenses. With upcoming Phases 3 and 4, the RSMP is expected to total approximately $1.2 billion. It is the largest public works project in Rochester’s history.

Monroe County Economic Development
Monroe County Economic Development’s (MCED) goals are your goals. A return on investment, the creation of jobs and the retention of jobs. MCED can connect your business to a wide range of support services, incentives, and  financing programs.

Monroe County Finger Lakes PTAC
The Monroe County Finger Lakes PTAC helps businesses secure government contracts that will keep them competitive and thriving in our region. From free bid matching  services to one-on-one  counseling, the Monroe County Finger Lakes PTAC can assist your company in selling to the government and military.

Online resources associated with this event:

SBA Rochester www.sba.gov/ny/buffalo

Monroe County www.monroecounty.gov

Imagine Monroe www.imaginemonroe.org

City of Rochester www.cityofrochester.gov/mwbe/

Rochester City School District RSMP: https://www.rcsdk12.org/rsmp