On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey held a “Committed to Camden” meeting at the Campbell Soup Company in Camden. Procurement professionals from Campbell Soup, American Water, and Rutgers University participated in a panel discussion, “Getting the Business – Insight into the Procurement Process for Contracted Goods & Services.” Kevin Sheehan, a Shareholder at Parker McCay, was chosen to moderate the panel.
Mr. Sheehan has represented developers and businesses that have transformed the City of Camden. He has more than 25 years of experience helping developers manage redevelopment projects, from representation before state and local agencies to successfully completing redevelopment projects of all sizes. Mr. Sheehan is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey where he works with business leaders throughout the region on issues that affect the business community.
The panel discussion included presentations from the procurement directors of three of the largest businesses in the city who provided advice for suppliers and spoke of their commitment to working with diverse suppliers. They discussed the types of goods and services they utilize and procurement processes, vendor requirements, and what it takes for the city’s small businesses to win contracts or obtain business for their companies.