Available Market Research Tools
to State Agency Competitive Procurement Opportunities:
All State Agencies
are required to advertise competitive procurement opportunities on the
Florida Department of Management Services, Vendor Bid System. As a vendor interested in providing commodities/services for
large state purchases (purchases valued in excess of $25,000), periodic
review of the information available at this site should be conducted.
Here are the steps to view procurement opportunities on the Web.
Click on ?Business?
Click on ?Doing Business with the State?
Under ?Everything for Vendors and Customers" section, Select
"Vendor Bid System", click on ?Search Advertisements?
Complete data fields to tailor your search for specific agencies or
commodities/services. You can leave all of the fields blank to view
all the current advertisements on the system.
Click on ?Initiate Search?
To view information
regarding each procurement opportunity, click on the solicitation number.
This will take you to a formal advertisement which will provide basic
information regarding the commodity or service sought by an agency and the
contact person/phone number for requesting a copy of the solicitation
package. Some advertisements
will include access to an electronic version of the solicitation package.
If this is the case, use caution in printing out the solicitation
document. Some solicitation packages are made up of many documents and
require submission of various documents for the vendor?s response to be
considered. Failure to submit
all the documentation required in the solicitation package will be grounds
for disqualification of your response.
The screen below
depicts a search request for the Department of Environmental Protection?s
advertisements and the resulting system response.
The screen appearing
below contains the response to the search requested above.
Please note that the advertisements in the vendor bid system may
change daily. Frequent review
of the data is recommended.
Click on the solicitation number ?2001026C? on the above
screen to view the advertisement. The
advertisement for this solicitation is as follows: