Vendor  G uide to P rocurement S uccess (G.P.S.) Newsletter
We look forward to being the navigator on your procurement journey!
Hurricane season is here!  Sarasota County maintains a disaster assistance list in case vendor services are needed during a declared state of emergency, such as a hurricane or wildfire. P lease complete the Disaster Assistance Vendor Application if you would like to be included.

Reverse Trade Show: Brought to you by the Sarasota Bay Area Chapter (SBAC) of the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP). Save the date for October 23rd and join us in beautiful downtown Sarasota by registering here.

Vendor training:  Be on the look-out for upcoming opportunities to learn more about how to do business with Sarasota County. We will announce via our mailing list and send a link to register. Be sure to attend!
When a performance and payment bond (P&PB) is required, who records it? Once a contract has been executed, and a purchase order is issued for a project, the County will mail you the originals overnight. When you receive them you will need to have the P&PB recorded with the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller's Office.   Please email a recorded copy of the bond to the County's Administrative Agent for the contract.

Is my bid price exposed when I submit my offer? No. When you submit an offer in BidSync your submission is encrypted until bid opening. Construction bid pricing is released pursuant to F.S. 255.0518 when an abstract is posted to BidSync. For all other bids, pricing is made available upon Notice of Recommended Award, or 30 days after bid opening, pursuant to   F.S. 119.071(b) 2.

What do I do when the specifications are not clear on an active solicitation? P lease submit any questions related to active solicitations through BidSync, pursuant to Section 3.0 of the General Terms and Conditions of Solicitations .  

How do I set my BidSync account to receive only Sarasota County notifications? Vendors can edit their company profile to receive only bids from specific agencies. Follow the steps below to receive only Sarasota County notifications:

Under Company Profile
  1. Click on the Classifications Tab
  2. Click <Manage Regions> (blue box)
  3. Click <de-select all>
  4. Click the +sign next to Florida
  5. Check the box next to Sarasota
  6. Click <Save>
Be sure to register with BidSync to participate in the solicitation process.

Reinforced Concrete Pipe

Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility Class V Recharge Wells, Pump Station & Pipeline
Procurement staff directory: If you have any questions on an active solicitation contact the procurement representative listed in your solicitation. You may also find our staff directory here.

Public meetings: All public procurement meetings regarding current County solicitations are posted to the County Calendar .

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How do I become a Sarasota County vendor? It is FREE to do business with Sarasota County! Be sure to register with BidSync  so you receive notifications of advertised solicitations that are applicable to your business.

Current solicitations: View all Sarasota County solicitations here .