HCWA Hosts Summer Supplier Conference

The Henry County Water Authority (HCWA) is hosting a Summer Supplier Conference on Tuesday June 21, at its Headquarters in McDonough, so local, small minority-owned, veteran-owned, and women-owned companies and individuals can learn how to do business with the Authority. In addition, these current and potential vendors are learning about the utlity’s planned projects and purchases for fiscal year 2023.

Last year, the HCWA Board of Directors expanded and diversified its procurement policies to provide more opportunities – by encouraging participation and inclusion – for locally based companies to benefit from doing business with the Authority.

To do so, the HCWA Board adopted three resolutions specifically targeting locally based small businesses in and around Henry County. Those initiatives included the (1) Local Sheltered Market Program (LSMP), (2) Suppler Inclusion Program (SIP), and (3) Local Business Preference Program (LBPP).

The LSMP is designed to attract small businesses within Henry County and surrounding counties within South Metro Atlanta to do business with the Authority by reserving certain contracts for goods/services for bidding by local businesses.

The SIP is designed to promote opportunities for targeted businesses to participate in the procurement process for providing goods/services for the HCWA. Those businesses include Local and Small Business Enterprises (LSE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (VBE), and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE).

The LBPP reaffirms the existing Local Business Preference Program, which was first implemented by the HCWA in 2019. This 2022 Summer Supplier Conference is one of many forms of public outreach to promote the LBPP, LSMP, and SIP.

For more information on how to do business with the HCWA, suppliers can call 678-583-2496, or check out the About Us/Procurement page on this webiste.  


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