We are excited to announce the creation of a City of Austin Vendor Academy! (previously known as the CIP Partners Academy)

The Academy has been designed to provide training on a variety of procurement topics to assist them to successfully do business with the City.  Topics are relevant to vendors who provide goods, services, professional services, and construction-related services.  Learn how to navigate the requirements of doing business with the City of Austin while keeping informed of new opportunities.




Please join us for the 2024 City of Austin Vendor Academy!

Take advantage of the training opportunities now available and be a part of an incredible Vendor Academy experience. 


Register Now!

Training Schedule

January 24, 2024

- Local Business Preference Program and Small Business Program - Presentation
- MBE/WBE Program Overview - Presentation

February 28, 2024

- Navigating AFO Vendor Registration, Usage of Commodity Codes - Presentation
- Funding Sources and Types/Business Planning Services- Presentation

March 27, 2024

- Getting Bonded for Construction Contracts
- Getting Paid Under Construction Contracts

May 22, 2024

- Invitation for Bids (IFB) Process Overview
- Processes for Contract Changes 

June 26, 2024

 - Requests of Qualifications (RFQS) Process
 - Contractor Performance Evaluation (CPE) 

July 24, 2024

 - Construction Training Program (CTP) Overview

August 14, 2024

- Requirements for Living, Prevailing, and Wage Theft Programs
- Construction Contracting Methods

October 23, 2024

- Request for Proposals (RFP) Process – Submitting Proposals and Understanding the Best Value Process

Click Here to View Past CIP Partners Academy Session Information


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