Anchor alliance program partner

Broward County Public Schools

Glossary

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

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Suppliers: 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 County Public Schools 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 Broward County Public Schools’ Procurement and Warehousing Services.


Special Tips

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

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Some anchors, including this one, ask that you submit a DUNS number when registering. A DUNS number is a nine-digit identifier issued by Dun & Bradstreet, a well-known business credit bureau. 


Look up your company’s DUNS number or request one by visiting Dun & Bradstreet.

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 Public Schools uses a system called Ariba for supplier registration. 

Start by registering on Ariba today.

See Broward County Public Schools’ Overview page for more information.

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.

When registering as a supplier for Broward County Public School on the Ariba platform, you will be asked to self-certify if your small business fits into any minority or specialized category.

Broward County Public Schools also accepts small business certifications from:

Broward County Small Business Certification Programs

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Small Business Certification Programs

Miami-Dade County Small Business Certification Programs

Palm Beach County Small Business Certification Programs

Palm Beach County Schools Small Business Certification Programs

More information on support for getting certified

Find Opportunities

How to find new opportunities

Broward County Public Schools uses a services 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 County Public Schools listings to see open business opportunities. 


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.

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 procurement representatives at (754) 321-0505.

Get support with certifications and other opportunities