Metro remains committed to working with our vendors during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
We are reviewing our payment measures to consider a range of approaches for ordering as well as processing payments that supports the continuity of supplies for Metro and takes into account the economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus on our vendors.
Some examples of what we are considering include expedited review and approval of submitted invoices, the expanded use of our Purchase Card Program and modified payment terms.
“We have made a concerted effort in recent years to give more businesses — big and small, minority-owned and disadvantaged — a chance to work with Metro,” said Metro CEO Phil Washington. “The COVID-19 crisis does not change this one iota. If anything, Metro will dig deeper and do everything we can to ensure folks get paid.
“Just like we’re making every effort to provide mobility to workers during this unprecedented event, we’ll make every effort to help prop up the businesses that are the fabric of our local economy,” added Washington. “I thank all Metro’s business partners for their patience and wish everyone the best in the weeks ahead.”
For information on Metro’s contracting opportunities and practices, please visit Metro.net/business.
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