5th annual Procurement Expo for Colorado businesses to be held Jan. 22, 2014

Minority Business and State Purchasing Offices
team up to help buyers, sellers

DENVER - Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 - The Minority Business Office, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and the State Purchasing Office, a division of the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, today announced the 5th annual Advance Colorado Procurement Expo will be held on Jan. 22, 2014

"We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner again with the State Purchasing Office. The collaboration between our state agencies and procurement partners is a real win for businesses across the state," said Olivia Mendoza, director of the Minority Business Office. "We know the hundreds of people who attend this Expo are going to come away with a greater understanding of how to conduct business at a variety of levels."

"This is a significant event for everyone involved," said David Musgrave, Supplier Diversity Liaison of the State Purchasing Office. "The Colorado Department of TransportationUniversity of ColoradoColorado State UniversityCity and County of DenverDenver International Airport, the Regional Transportation District and Denver Public Schools have reserved Expo space. Many more state agencies, state institutions of higher education, local governments and K-12 schools are expected to attend."

WHAT: 5th Annual Advance Colorado Procurement Expo

WHEN: Jan. 22, 2014 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

WHERE: Denver Athletic Club

1325 Glenarm Place, Denver 
@ColoradoEcoDevo, #ProcurementExpo

WHY: Attendees who want to learn how to do business with state and local government can benefit from free workshops and can also explore the Expo and visit "buyers" and "sellers" at their booths, at no cost.

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is recommended at www.colorado.gov/spo. Attendees can also register at the door. 

SPONSORSHIPS/EXPO BOOTHS: Businesses offering goods and services that seek greater exposure and access to the Colorado public procurement community may consider participating through advertising, sponsorship and Expo booths. Contact LeRoy Romero at l.romero@state.co.us.