PITTSBURGH, PA (February 24, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh Office of Management and Budget has released its inaugural Buying Plan that provides businesses with a list of contracting projects and opportunities for bid for the next four quarters to enhance accessibility to bid on government contracts. The Buying Plan includes lists from the City of Pittsburgh, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Parking Authority, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Sports and Exhibition Authority and the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Businesses will be able to see a comprehensive bidding forecast list from all six government agencies in a single document.
As part of the Living Cities Accelerator Grant, this project aims to make procurement more inclusive and is a recommended best practice to improve minority- and women-owned business participation in government contracting. For smaller companies, the Buying Plan will help provide these businesses with ample time to look into opportunities in advance of their posting to ensure the project fits their interests and aligns with their resources. For larger contracts, the project also allows the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise community to look into collaboration and teaming arrangements to enhance their competitive profile.
The Buying Plan is available at https://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/redtail/images/8618_Pgh_Buying_Plan_Q1_2020.pdf and will soon be available on all partner agencies' websites. It will be updated quarterly with the most current information. All City of Pittsburgh bidding opportunities will continue to be posted on the Beacon procurement platform.