The City of Hollywood conducted a survey of City vendors and the results are as follows:
|Categories||Very Satisfied||Satisfied||Neither Satisfied
|Accessibility (in-person, email or phone)||46.43%||32.14%||7.14%||7.14%||7.14%|
Vendor Survey Comments with Responses
What suggestions do you have for City procurement staff to improve customer service?
Create timely bids and respond to emails / calls from vendors
Solicitations are posted with all relevant time frames and deadlines (i.e., issuance date, deadline for questions, deadline for submittals, etc.). Inquiries and questions are responded to in OpenGov within reasonable time frames, and emails/calls are also responded to timely. Vendors may call the Office of Procurement Services at any time for assistance at (954) 921-3299.
Provide time when bids are available.
OpenGov notifies vendors of bids/solicitations tied to each vendor’s commodity codes. We recommend that vendors also periodically check OpenGov and the City’s website for opportunities to bid on City projects.
We were awarded a contract but we took a few months to actually begin working. Our poc did not know who to contact, how to send files, etc. I think the on-boarding process for vendors should be more efficient.
When an award is issued through the Procurement Office, the point of contact on the solicitation provides guidance and assistance to all involved throughout the solicitation and selection process, including vendors. The Procurement Office will solicit vendor feedback on awards and take action as needed to make the process more efficient. Vendors may call the Procurement Office at any time for assistance at 954.921.3299.