February 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Vendor seminar to be held on Belle Isle work

Detroit — A vendor seminar will be held next week on Belle Isle for businesses hoping to contract with the state for construction services, including on the island park.

The free, half-day event, being held by the state Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget and the Detroit Economic Development Corporation, will take place on Feb. 21 at the Belle Isle Casino.

The seminar is being offered as a morning session from 8:30 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1-4:30 p.m.

On Monday, Belle Isle opened under the management of the state through a 30-year lease agreement with Detroit.

“This week, Belle Isle became Michigan’s 102nd state park,” Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief said in a released statement. “This seminar will provide the information, resources and expertise that businesses need in order to effectively bid on state contracts, including contracts for Belle Isle Park.”

Attendees will receive information about contracts for private business operations on state lands, the bidding process and requests for proposals

To register, visit www.BelleIslePark.org.