Thursday, April 03, 2014

New bidding system, authors, library week, more: County Update



Welcome to Sarasota County's community e-newsletter. If you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, contact us at pubcom@scgov.net.   
Sarasota County libraries and the American Association of Retired Persons are offering free assistance with the preparation of 2013 tax returns throughApril 15
Sarasota County has announced a new partnership with BidSync, a company that develops cloud-based procurement solutions for the public sector. The move marks an expansion by Sarasota County into electronic procurement, which began in 2011 with a system called "eProcure" that allows electronic filing and tracking of bids, requests for proposals and invitations for quotes.
In collaboration with the Asolo Repertory Theater's production of "The Grapes of Wrath," National Steinbeck Center playwright Octavio Solis will speak at the Selby Library on Monday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Geldbart Auditorium. 
National Library Week is April 11-18. Celebrate 
The national 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool, released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addresses physical environments; social and economic factors; health behaviors, and access to clinical care.
Real estate agents, landlords, property managers, architects, multifamily complex builders, permitting officials and all community members are invited to attend one of two free Fair Housing seminars Thursday, April 24.
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has named Sarasota County a "Healthy Weight Community Champion," for its efforts to increase physical activity and improve nutrition. 
The Venice Community Center, along with its partners, is offering a progressive dinner event Friday, April 25, starting at 6 p.m. for $40. 
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