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San Juan issues RFP for e-commerce trainers


San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo

By John McPhaul

jpmcphaul@gmail.com


The Municipality of San Juan is requesting proposals from qualified entities in the area of e-commerce to train owners of small and midsize businesses (PYMEs by its Spanish acronym) in the Capital City on how to expand their businesses and sell their products and/or services through digital sales platforms.


In his announcement of the request for proposals (RFP) Thursday, San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo said it establishes that the hiring will be for a term of 24 months to offer participating entrepreneurs a training course to establish a point-of-sale online presence on the internet.


The initiative, which is part of the efforts of the Capital Entrepreneurship program to support San Juan business professionals and entrepreneurs, also seeks to encourage the participants, in addition to learning about e-commerce, to develop their business online.


“One of the challenges merchants had during the pandemic was how they could stay operational, even when their stores were closed. This situation not only led us to redefine the way we continued our daily routine and our consumption patterns, but it also showed a great opportunity to do business through e-commerce,” Romero Lugo said. “This modality is very effective since it allows entrepreneurs to have a commercial presence seven days a week, 24 hours a day, in a market that transcends their establishments and that opens the doors to customers all over the world.”


The proposals must be aimed at training PYME entrepreneurs in San Juan so they can develop and manage online points of sale, and offering a curriculum whereby entrepreneurs are trained to develop their website to market their products or services.


“We are confident that we will be able to receive innovative proposals from serious and professional companies, which will allow us to provide our entrepreneurs with the best tools for their development and that together we will continue to promote the economic progress that we aspire to for the Capital City,” the mayor said.


An orientation meeting will be held next Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the Municipal Clerk’s Office located on the 15th floor of the Municipal Government Center on Chardon Avenue in Hato Rey. The deadline to submit questions is June 10 at 4 p.m., through entrepreneurship@sanjuan.pr and auctions@sanjuan.pr.

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