Join Us

Smart Columbus will provide opportunities for individuals, businesses and organizations to do business with and/or partner with the City of Columbus.  

To express interest in doing business with or partnering with Smart Columbus:

  1. Complete a Vendor Inquiry Form (either format):
  2. Submit the form to
  3. Sign up to as a City of Columbus vendor at vendor services

By registering as a vendor with Vendor Services, you will be enrolled to received notifications when procurement opportunities arise. 
Due to the amount of interest expressed by potential vendors in the Smart Columbus program, it will not be feasible for the city to contact or meet with every vendor. The Smart Columbus Project Management Office will work in consultation with its grantors, committed project partners and local economic development groups to place vendors into groups and send invitations to present. The following factors will determine the order in which potential vendors are contacted: 

  • Alignment with work elements identified in the scope of work for the USDOT contract
  • Willingness to make an in-kind contribution to the Smart Columbus program
  • Alignment with city, regional, or state economic development goals