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Multi-Session Learning Opportunity: Designing and Implementing a Vendor Survey



- 11.29.2023


Are you looking to design and implement a vendor survey to understand challenges that businesses — especially small and diverse firms — face when doing business with your government? Join us for an exciting new, multi-session training opportunity for governments looking to design and administer a vendor survey.

Virtual Dates: This three-part virtual bootcamp is scheduled for November 2023, featuring bi-weekly training sessions. In addition to these group sessions, participants from your government team should expect a time commitment of 2-3 hours per week of structured independent work designing and drafting a customized vendor survey for your jurisdiction.
Session #1: November 2, 2-3pm ET
Session #2: November 14, 12-1pm ET
Session #3: November 29, 1-2pm ET

* Participation in all three sessions is required.

Who Should Attend: All Procurement Excellence Network (PEN) members working in city, county and state governments in the U.S. and Canada are welcome to apply. We encourage government teams of 2-4 people to participate. This bootcamp is a great match if you're new to vendor surveys or if you are looking to revamp a previous survey that didn't achieve its intended impact. We aim to select up to 10 jurisdictions for this exclusive opportunity. If you are not yet a PEN member, sign up here to be considered for this free learning opportunity.

Application deadline: Wednesday September 27, 2023. All applications to the Vendor Survey Bootcamp should be submitted through this brief online form by 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. This online form should not take longer than 20 minutes to complete. Please reach out to our team at with any questions. This offering is available to PEN members at no cost.

For more information: Read our FAQ document here.

We strongly encourage all PEN members working in city, county and state government in the U.S. and Canada looking to design and implement a vendor survey to take advantage of this great opportunity and apply today!