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Business Development and Outreach Activities

Business Development and Outreach staff engages in a number of activities including but not limited to the following:

  • One-on-one technical assistance with vendors; Call us for Technical Assistance (615-880-2814) or email us at
  • Conducting business development training through the BAO training series; See our FY 17 Training Schedule
  • Participating in trade shows and business fairs sponsored by other business development entities;
  • Providing networking opportunities, to develop new business relationships
  • Managing the delivery of an annual Business Symposium targeting minority and small businesses sponsored by Metro’s BAO;
  • Working to identify and linking minority businesses with available sources of capital;
  • Serving as a liaison with approved certifying entities to ensure certified status of Metro vendors.
  • Partnering with other Procurement and Contract Management Staff to engage in Conflict Resolution/Ombudsman work designed to limit vendor-to-department and vendor-to- vendor conflicts resulting in fewer instances of contract breech and termination.

Contact Us

Via Express Mail
Suite 112, Lindsley Hall
730 2nd Avenue South
Nashville TN 37210

Via USPS Mail
730 2nd Avenue South
PO Box 196300
Nashville TN 37219

615-862-6180 Phone
615-862-6179 FAX

Business Assistance Office
615-880-2814 Phone
615-862-6175 FAX