Purchasing Administrator
Your Small Biz Update
From Clark County Purchasing
September 1, 2020

As you may know, Clark County has undergone a great deal of change in recent months including budget cuts and the retirement of many employees including our longtime Purchasing Manager, Adleen Stidhum. It has been a pleasure to work with Adleen over the years, directly serving hundreds of small businesses through the County's small business training programs. She was devoted to excellence, is deeply missed, and I feel honored to be entrusted with managing the Purchasing division while County leadership determines the next steps for our Purchasing team and SBOP.
Like every organization in America, the County--including SBOP--has been required to make countless adjustments related to the impact of COVID-19. Among the changes, SBOP classes are postponed until a date yet to be determined. Please know that through it all we remain committed to helping you understand how to do business with Clark County. When all the COVID-related emergent needs are met, we look forward to returning to the level of nurturing we have always worked to provide small businesses.
If ever you have questions about purchasing guidelines and procedures or feel our Purchasing team can be of assistance, please be sure to let us know. Email or call (702) 455-2897. Meanwhile, we encourage you to watch your inbox for the SBOP monthly newsletter, as well as other email updates.

On behalf of the entire Purchasing team, thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this very challenging time. Here's looking forward to the day we can safely meet in person again.

To your success,
Adriane Garcia, MPA, CPPB
Purchasing Administrator
Clark County Purchasing and Contracts

COVID-Related Funding Updates
Nevada Commercial Rental Assistance Grant (CRAG)
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has announced updates to CRAG requirements, and small businesses now have until Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 5:00pm to apply. To find out if you are eligible and apply visit the GOED website.  
North Las Vegas Cares
The City of North Las Vegas (NLV) has launched a website where small businesses can learn about access to financial resources designed to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 crisis. For information about resources including the NLV Cares Small Business Assistance Program and Small Business Stabilization Forgivable Loan visit

Maximize Your Access to New Contract Opportunities
Track Bid Solicitations in and Around Clark County
Small business owners wear a lot of different hats, making it easy to miss out on new contract opportunities until it is too late to bid. Whether working to land your very first contract, or seeking to increase the amount of work you do with the County, make sure you can learn about new opportunities as soon as they arise.

The County Purchasing team announces and manages procurement activities online through three sites--the County Purchasing website, NGEM, and Bonfire. NGEM and Bonfire also provide local small businesses with information and updates regarding opportunities to work with a variety of outside entities.

Clark County Website
SBOP recommends that you regularly check the “Current Opportunities” section of the County Purchasing website, where all of our current opportunities to work with the County are posted. For each project listed, you will also find instructions on how to get started with the bidding process.

NGEM - Opportunities With Multiple Agencies in Nevada
NGEM (Nevada Gov eMarketplace) is a supplier database where you can register your business to receive information about bid opportunities from more thanI 20 different entities including Clark County, the City of Las Vegas, Water Reclamation District, McCarran International Airport and more. To make sure you don't miss out on notifications about new opportunities make sure you register your small business online at   

Bonfire - Opportunities Throughout North America
Bonfire is designed to help small suppliers search local opportunities by project type, with subscription options available for those seeking to do business on a wider scale. Local small businesses can register to search and receive notifications of available opportunities through Clark County’s Bonfire Portal.

Keep Your Information Up To Date
Once registered, be sure to keep your NGEM, Bonfire, and County business profiles up to date, entering changes in contact information, goods or services. If you add a new product or service it is important to update commodity codes to ensure you receive notifications of opportunities related to the new area of expertise. Make sure you can take advantage of every opportunity.
Virtual Business-Building Events
Let's Communicate or D.I.Y.!
September 12, 2020 - 9:00 am
Communicate more effectively to increase profits, productivity, reduce stress and build your business.
Disaster Budgeting, Credit & Money Management
September 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm
Get valuable insights to help you manage your financial standing in challenging, uncertain times.

Find a full calendar of SCORE workshops and seminars here.

How to Win at Social Media During a Pandemic!
September 9, 2020 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how to build a powerful online presence and community for your business and how to do it in a way that will be sensitive and responsible during this time of COVID-19—even on a tight budget.
Costing, Pricing & Break-Even
September 23, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Learn about strategies to set product pricing, how costs behave and break-even analysis.

Selling to government?
Simplify the process.
The Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Procurement Outreach Program (POP) provide free services to simplify the process of selling goods and services to government. These programs from the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development provide services free of charge.

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