Our June networking luncheon featured James Hanney of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. During his presentation, Mr. Hanney encouraged attendees to do business with his organization through their vendor registration and bidding process.
There are multiple level of projects and scopes and each has it’s own process of requesting bids, reviewing qualifications and awarding contracts. All of this is managed through their web site at https://www.tampaairport.com/planned-procurement-opportunities. His presentation included many of the steps necessary prior to bidding which included registering your business, getting certification of MBE status to name just a few. And while there might seem like a lot of steps in the process the outcome could be well worth it to your company.
Presentation slides from luncheon "Navigating Procurement"
James Hanney is a Purchasing Manager for the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority where he focuses on capital improvement projects. Over the last six years James has been responsible for the procurement of various design-build, design professional, continuing consultant and construction contracts for Tampa International, Peter O. Knight, Plant City and Tampa Executive Airports. Prior to that he was a Senior Procurement Analyst for Hillsborough County BOCC.
James is a Marine Corps veteran with a BA in History and MS in Entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida and a Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement from Old Dominion University. He is a Certified Public Procurement Officer, Certified Professional Public Buyer and Certified Professional in Supply Management. He is also an Executive Board Member for the Tampa Bay Area Chapter of National Institute of Governmental Procurement.
Images from the event
photos by Al Fredrick