Upcoming BuyDetroit Programming

Sign up for the BuyDetroit portal to apply for the “Meet the Buyer Event” being held on July 28th.

Registration for “Let’s Discuss How to Market Your Niche” is now open.

BuyDetroit is a new program focused on helping Detroit vendors connect with opportunities, and preparing them to compete for contracts, be they large-scale development projects or product and service orders. This procurement initiative is designed as a coordinating force around the needs of Detroit’s existing business community. It includes investments in systems that can accelerate job creation, capacity building and business growth. One of those systems is the BuyDetroit portal.

The BuyDetroit portal will become Detroit’s opportunity clearinghouse for procurement opportunities – all on one website. Suppliers and buyers will create online profiles, post and obtain opportunities. Buyers can easily access suppliers through the databased to match their procurement needs. Through this robust data and reporting repository, we can better measure critical factors in the supply chain including opportunities secured by suppliers.

Portal Training

The training videos do not have sound, with a few exceptions. Use the video controls to make the video full-screen, or to pause, fast forward, or rewind.

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Marketplace


Connect with buyers and supplier, support Detroit businesses, and respond to opportunities. The Marketplace is always open.

BuyDetroit Presents: "Let's Discuss How to Market Your Niche."

05/25/2021 - 06/22/2021

BuyDetroit Presents: "Let's Discuss How to Market Your Niche."

City of Detroit RFQQ Supply Schedule #3 Guard Services (18188,1)


RFQQ: Detroit Supply Schedule #3 Guard Services 18188,1

RFQ High Voltage Electrical Maintenance

04/27/2021 - 05/04/2021

RFQ High Voltage Electrical Maintenance

BuyDetroit: Buyer & Supplier Application to Participate in The Meet the Buyer Event

05/25/2021 - 06/30/2021

BuyDetroit: Supplier Application to Participate in The Meet the Buyer Event

Procurement Outreach - Gordie Howe Bridge (USA)

05/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

Sourcing Centers

Comerica sourcing opportunities

  • Facilities & Construction – general contractors, interior and exterior renovations, landscaping, snow removal, parking lot paving, striping, etc.
  • Marketing and print
  • PPE – health and safety products
  • Human Resources services – training, recruiting, online learning
  • Legal Services
  • Financial technology services to support Wealth Management, Commercial and Business Banking – including hardware, software, cloud, data analytics, telecom, Information security, application.
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DTE Supplier Resource Center

DTE’s Supplier Resource Center lists bid opportunities and other key information for working with DTE. New bid opportunities are updated monthly.

City of Detroit sourcing opportunities

Register as a supplier with the City of Detroit to access procurement opportunities.

What is BuyDetroit?

Understanding the context of the local business climate, the BuyDetroit program is designed to encourage business to business procurement. This procurement initiative is designed as a coordinating force around the needs of Detroit’s existing business community. While the goal is to drive inclusivity, diversity, increased jobs, capacity building and new investment at local firms, the immediate work is focused on building up the systems that can accelerate that.

One of the systems is the structuring of a Buyers Council (BC), that is comprised of a group of for-profit and non-profit entities who grew out of local procurement efforts that the city has shepherd in the last decade to increase local and diversity spend. These corporations are committed to tracking and growing local suppliers who are Detroit based, while aiming to drive Inclusivity & diversity in their local spend efforts. The BC members worked to help create an opportunity clearing house, which is the central component of the program.

The central component of the process is an online portal for Detroit-based companies. Through connecting buyers with quality local suppliers, BuyDetroit, is helping build a community of businesses that support the economic success of one another.

In the portal, companies will be able to do the following:

  • Make connections with buyers
  • Respond to RFPs via the portal
  • Make connections with other peers
  • Participate in PROS ( Pre-Rehabilitation Opportunity Sessions)
  • Procure goods and services

Why participate?

BuyDetroit facilitates business-to-business procurement. It is designed to help buyers, suppliers and contractors of all sizes and categories connect, grow and create new jobs. This initiative will coordinate Detroit’s many current procurement activities and become the hub for new opportunities in the City.

Who is eligible?

Suppliers

  • Must be headquartered or based in the city of Detroit
  • Registered with the state of Michigan
  • Have an EIN
  • Have a valid license for the trade or profession the company is registered as (such as Lawyer, CPA, tradesman, and other licensed-required fields).
  • In a brick-and-mortar facility in the City of Detroit

Buyers

  • Buyers should be agreeing to a fair bidding process that includes the scoring rubric and clear concise
  • List real opportunities with an open and end date
  • Be responsive to the questions one may have about the opportunity
  • Must report the selected company and contract value
  • Must have an EIN number
  • Accept responses to the RFP through the portal
  • Must not discriminate

How to participate?

Create an account and register for the Marketplace. See the Portal Training videos above for more details.

WHAT TYPES OF OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Buyers will post specific opportunities in a variety of service areas. This will come in the form of Request for Purchase notices from such notable companies as City of Detroit, Quicken Loans, Bedrock, DTE Energy, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center and Comerica, just to name a few.

At A Glance

Funders

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New Economy Initiative logo

“At TCF, we believe that strengthening communities starts by strengthening those who call it home. Small businesses are the backbone of our neighborhoods, and we are committed to helping them grow and thrive. As Detroit’s hometown bank, we are thrilled to support the BuyDetroit program and the opportunities it creates for our local businesses and residents to make connections and  create new jobs.”

“Investing in small businesses is a driving force of job creation and economic growth overall, particularly in Detroit. We are proud to support the BuyDetroit program, which connects and grows Detroit-based buyers, suppliers and contractors, making personal and community wealth building opportunities available to small businesses and residents of Detroit.”

New Economy Initiative logo

“Investing in small businesses is a driving force of job creation and economic growth overall, particularly in Detroit. We are proud to support the BuyDetroit program, which connects and grows Detroit-based buyers, suppliers and contractors, making personal and community wealth building opportunities available to small businesses and residents of Detroit.”

Partners

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Buyer Council

Born from a need for increased diversity and local business participation, the Buyer Council is comprised of top procurement leaders from several member organizations. The Council is focused on growing Detroit’s small to mid-sized companies using a number of solutions including certification, scaling and promoting new opportunities with the City of Detroit and other Council enterprises. Supporting Detroit-headquartered businesses promotes local business growth and increases job opportunities for local residents.

Let us help you connect to opportunities in Detroit

844-333-8249

Keyra Cokley

Associate Technical Assistance Manager