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Eleventh Annual USG Procurement Expo will be October 24, 2017 in Savannah

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(October 4, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host the 11th Annual University System of Georgia (USG) Procurement Expo Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo will be held at the Armstrong Center located at 13040 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA.

The USG Procurement Expo is a one-day event where businesses can learn about contracting opportunities with USG colleges and universities and how to navigate the USG procurement process. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet Savannah area purchasing and economic development representatives. While the event targets small, minority, and women-owned businesses, all vendors are welcome to participate.

A lunch program begins at 12:15 p.m. and includes featured speakers Connell Heyward, MWBE Coordinator, Chatham County Purchasing & Contracting; MarRonde Lumpkin-Lotson, Adminstrator, Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, City of Savannah; Jamie McCurry, Chief Administrative Officer, Georgia Ports Authority; and Sabrina Scales, Director, Finance and Business, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.

Following lunch, attendees can network at a reverse tradeshow with USG procurement officials, representatives from federal, state and local agencies, and prime construction management firms. To register for the USG Procurement Expo, go to For additional information, contact Christina Hobbs, Ed.D., Communications and Governmental Affairs at 404-657- 2514, or email

Kristin Burton

"At Armstrong, you develop a personal relationship with all your professors, and they have your best interests in mind."

Kristin Burton
Class of 2010, 2013
B.S. in Rehabilitation Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy