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INDIANAPOLIS (July 13, 2021) — IndyGo is launching a new vendor development pilot program for small businesses interested in improving their proposal writing skills. For businesses interested in working with IndyGo, this three-month pilot program allows firms to meet with members of the procurement team and learn how to make their business proposals stand out.

IndyGo maintains an extensive list of contractors and consultants based on commodities and services provided. Because of the high number of firms listed on the bidders’ list, IndyGo wanted to give the business community resources and tools to help create a robust and thorough business proposal.

“We’re incredibly thrilled to see so many businesses interested in providing services to IndyGo,” says Chelci Hunter, senior supplier diversity officer. “Not many small businesses have access to the resources or tools to help boost their proposal writing skills. We want this program to help businesses improve their proposals and increase their chances of doing business with us and other business entities.”

A committee of five members will review applications submitted for the program. The committee will review applications based on their response to essay questions and references.

“The committee is eager to see businesses submit applications to further enhance their proposal writing skills,” says Kevin McDuffie, supplier diversity specialist. “The committee encompasses a wide range of expertise such as procurement, legal and communications. Being a fairly new employee alongside others who have worked with IndyGo for several years, brings a variety of unique perspectives.”

To apply for this program, visit indygo.net/procurement. Five applicants will be selected for this pilot program. Applications are due no later than August 8, at 5 p.m.

 

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