Anchor alliance program partner

Broward County

Glossary

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

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Vendors: 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 the county 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. 


Bid Opening: Broward County hosts a weekly, live-streamed session where the public can view bids submitted by vendors and hear important details including bid amounts and other vendor-provided information.


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

Special Tips

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

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Many anchors, including this one, use a service called BidSync to post new business opportunities. By registering with BidSync, you will be able to see new and existing opportunities for many organizations and institutions.

  • Create a free account on BidSync via this link. You will be asked to verify your email and select the types of goods and services your small business provides, then you can search each anchor partner individually.
  • Note: BidSync will only show certain opportunities via the free account, you may need to sign up for a paid account to see all solicitations. All opportunities for this anchor partner will be visible via the free account.

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

Broward County uses a service called BidSync as the primary vendor registration and communication portal. 

Start by registering for a free account on BidSync today.

Broward County offers additional details on how to register and receive BidSync notifications on their Vendor Registration page

Reach out to the Purchasing Division team at (954) 357-6066 with any questions you may have.

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.

Broward County offers four types of certifications:

County Business Enterprise (CBE) 

  • CBE-certified small businesses must have a Broward Business Tax Receipt and be located in Broward County

Small Business Enterprise (SBE)  

  • For small business where the personal net worth per owner is less than $1.32 million
  • SBE-certified small businesses receive first consideration for contracts under $250,000

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) (a federal program for transportation contracting)

Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (a federal program for small businesses providing concessionaire services in Broward County).

More information on support for getting certified

Find Opportunities

How to find new opportunities

Broward County uses BidSync as the primary way to share new solicitations and communicate about bidding opportunities with potential vendors.


After you have created a free account on BidSync, search for solicitations from Broward County.

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 County hosts two annual conferences. Check their website for upcoming dates and schedules.



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.

Get in touch with representatives of Broward County’s Purchasing Department (954) 357-6066.

Get support with certifications and other opportunities

The Office of Economic and Small Business Development is available to meet one-on-one with businesses to provide assistance with certification, business start up, international trade, referrals for access to capital, mentorship opportunities and many other programs.