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Forsyth County Looks To Do Business With Local Companies

The goal of the Local Business Initiative is to return as much taxpayer money back into the local economy as possible.

Credit: Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce
Credit: Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce

Forsyth County continues to concentrate on providing more opportunities for local companies to do business with the county government, according to a press release. The county has announced the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at its Dec. 19 regular meeting voted to extend the existing Local Business Initiative through Dec. 31, 2014. The goal of the program, in place since 2009, is to return as much taxpayer money back into the local economy as possible. 

“The goal of the program is to provide more opportunities for local companies to conduct business with the county government,” Procurement Director Donna Kukarola said in the release. “There are opportunities for all types of businesses to work with the county government, as we purchase a wide variety of materials, equipment and services.” 

The Local Business Initiative is applicable only to projects with a total cost of less than $500,000. Under any applicable solicitation or bid issued by the county, vendors desiring to qualify for the program will be required to demonstrate they satisfy all of the requirements. This must be done each time a vendor submits a bid, quote or proposal and would like to be considered under the Local Business Initiative. 

For solicitations less than $500,000, a qualified local business that submits a responsive and reasonable price receives a local preference credit of five percent. However, there are some exclusions under certain circumstances. 

For more information about doing business with Forsyth County government, visit the Procurement Department page at www.forsythco.com

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