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Vendor Training

  • Are you interested in doing business with Polk County?
  • Would you appreciate face time with a procurement professional that can answer questions regarding current and future bid and quote opportunities?
  • Do you need guidance on how to begin selling your product or service to the county?

The Procurement Division is now offering a free, "How to do Business with Polk County" training session to all interested vendors. This training explains the bidding process from start to finish and is offered on the third Thursday of each month. To reserve your seat, please call us at (863) 534-6757 during normal business hours to register or email Procurement with the following information for each attendee:

  • Attendee name
  • Company name
  • Attendee phone number
  • Email address
  • Training day requested

Training for Classes are held in the Procurement's Conference Room located at 330 W. Church St., Room 150, Bartow, FL.

  • All classes are held at 9 a.m.
  • Class size is limited to the first 25 registrants for each session
  • All fields are required

Every effort will be made to comply with the requested session; however, sessions will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

One-on-One Training

  • Can't attend the monthly training?
  • Would you prefer one on one training?
  • Would you like the training to be offered in Spanish?

The Procurement Division will accept appointments with interested vendors for one-on-one sessions. During the appointment, procurement staff will speak to vendors about bidding opportunities and requirements, answer questions about doing business with Polk County, and receive information about your product or service.

By Appointment Only

Please call (863) 534-6757 to schedule an appointment. There will only be a limited number of appointments available each day so call early to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

In efforts to increase supplier diversity Polk County has implemented vendor training in Spanish. The training is to inform vendors of the entire bid process and get them geared up for opportunities. If any vendors would like to participate in one of our vendor training sessions in Spanish please contact Procurement Specialist Carlos Baez at (863) 534-6749. These session can be held one-on-one or in a group setting. Please call to make arrangements today.