Anchor alliance program partner

Broward College

Glossary

This Anchor Alliance Partner uses the following language when communicating about business opportunities.

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Supplier: these are the businesses that register with this institution to provide the goods and services it needs. ‘Vendors’ is sometimes used interchangeably with ‘Suppliers’.


Solicitation: a notification detailing the goods and/or services Broward College is planning to purchase. These often include important information that a vendor needs to know in order to fulfill this request.


Bids or Proposals: the responses the institution has received from businesses for the solicitations it has posted. 


Procurement: the process of handling all purchases and relationships with supplier/vendors/bidders. Procurement is handled through the county’s Procurement Services Department.

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Additional information that can help you get started with anchor partners.

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Broward College publicly shares all procurement-related meetings. Potential suppliers can attend (virtually) these meetings to familiarize themselves with the College's procurement process.

About this toolkit and other Anchor Alliance partners

Review information about the Anchor Alliance toolkit or select another partner below to learn about other business opportunities.

Get Ready To Do Business

Register

Start by registering on Broward College’s Supplier website.

Step 1: Review the supplier registration guide and gather the documents and information  you will need.

Step 2: Visit the Broward College Supplier website and register your business.

Special Certifications

Certain small businesses may be eligible for certifications that help them be more competitive as vendors. Examples include minority-owned or women-owned business certifications, or certifications for businesses located within designated zones.

Many anchor partners accept certifications from other entities and/or offer their own certification program. See below for information on the certification this institution works with and how to get your business certified.

More information on support for getting certified

Find Opportunities

How to find new opportunities

Broward College uses a service called DemandStar as the primary way to share new solicitations and communicate about bidding opportunities with potential vendors.

Create a free account on DemandStar then search for Broward College listings.

Successful Bids

See examples of successful past proposals that were awarded a contract:

Matchmaking

This Anchor Alliance Partner hosts or participates in ‘matchmaking events’ where you can meet and talk with representatives from different departments.

Broward College frequently hosts pre-bid meetings where suppliers can meet department heads and the procurement team prior to the submission of proposals. Contact the procurement team for upcoming meeting information at (954) 201-7485.

Build Relationships

Connect with procurement professionals

Developing and maintaining positive relationships with representatives in various departments within this institution could help you resolve problems more quickly and ultimately be more successful.

Contact the Director of Broward College’s Procurement Service at (954) 201-7485 or zriollan@broward.edu.

Get support with certifications and other opportunities

The Broward College Office of Supplier Diversity is available to assist small business owners prepare for business opportunities with Broward College. Contact the Supplier Diversity team at sdc@broward.edu.

You can also complete Broward College’s Business Assessment Survey to help inform the college’s business programs.