Join the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, and the Gulf South LGBTQ+ Chamber for an introduction to City contract procurement. Our speaker will provide insight into the registration process, updating existing supplier profiles, responding to a solicitation, and payment process for City contracts.
Julien Meyer - Chief Procurement Officer City of New Orleans Office of Procurement/Bureau of Purchasing
Julien Meyer is a French-trained lawyer who came to live in New Orleans in 2005. He joined the City Attorney's office in 2012 as a member of the Contracts Group. In 2018 he became the Chief Procurement Officer and head of the Bureau of Purchasing. Julien directs a team of 14 staff who assist 30+ city departments in purchasing goods and services.
Benefits of obtaining City contracts can include:
- Assured Payment: while City's payment terms are NET30, a city contract can allow vendors to rely on receiving steady monthly revenue.
- Strengthened Company Value: having city contracts can make your company more valuable when it's time to sell or apply for a business loan or line of credit. Contracts can be passed on to the buyers of your business, making your company a more attractive acquisition.
- Finding More Opportunities: having a City contract can increase your networking potential and help you gain higher levels of trust with future clients.
- Advantages for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses: the Bureau of Purchasing works closely with the Mayor's Economic Development Office and the Office of Supplier Diversity to ensure that City departments give due consideration to contracting with socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.