The following web pages are good resources to assist you in doing business with the State of Florida.
Florida Standards and Specifications
Florida CBE (Certified Business Enterprise)
The State of Florida purchases more than $1 Billion annually for goods and services through the Division of State Purchasing. If you would like to do business with the State of Florida, then becoming a registered vendor is as easy as following these steps:
Your first step is to register as a vendor with the State of Florida at MyFloridaMarketPlace. MyFloridaMarketPlace links purchasing agents and registered vendors together and facilitates the contract process from the bidding stage to the final payment.
The second step is to accept the emailed Terms and Conditions so that your account can be activated. if you are a business 51% owned by a minority, woman, or service-disabled veteran.
The last step is to complete a State of Florida CBE (Certified Business Enterprise) application. We have provided information and links for this process. If you need assistance, please email Vendor Help or call 866-FLA-EPRO (866-352-3776).
Step One – Vendor Information Registration
The process to register as a State of Florida vendor is fairly simple. The information you will need includes:
*Your FEIN number or Social Security Number
*Company Name – as it appears for tax filing information
*Commodity Codes for the goods or services you offer
Step Two – READ and ACCEPT the Terms and Conditions of Use to activate your account. This will be emailed to the contact email address you provide during vendor registration. There are several note-worthy items to mention. First, you are agreeing to a 1% fee payable to the State of Florida on all contracts that you win. There is a monthly deadline for payment when this fee applies. Second, you will have a limited time frame in which to supply an itemized list of products and pricing if requested by a third party.
Step Three – State of Florida CBE (Certified Business Enterprise) application.
Visit the Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD)for information on becoming a Florida Certified business. The purpose of this department is to improve business opportunities for Florida’s minority, women, and service-disabled veteran business ventures. This department is divided into the following categories: certification, advocacy and outreach, vendor resources, agency resources, publications, and the certified vendor directory. We have provided a few links that are helpful to understand why and how to become a Florida Certified Business Enterprise.
Certified Business Enterprise Applications
Benefits of a State of Florida Certified Business Enterprise
Minority and Women Businesses Applications
Service Disabled Veteran Businesses Applications
Supporting Documents Definitions/Descriptions
Re-certification Information and Re-certification Application