Anchor alliance program partner

City of Miami

Glossary

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

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Supplier or Vendor: used interchangeably, these are the businesses that register with this institution to provide the goods and/or services it needs. The City may also use the terms ‘bidder’, ‘proposer’, ‘contractor’ or ‘consultant’.


Solicitations: a notification detailing the goods and/or services the City of Miami is planning to purchase.  Solicitations often include important information that a supplier/vendor/bidder/proposer 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: refers to the process of handling all purchases and relationships with supplier/vendors/bidders/proposers. Procurement is handled through the City of Miami’s Procurement Department.

Special Tips

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

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Special tips

The City of Miami has compiled a Guide to Doing Business to help potential vendors get ready to do business with the city.

Many anchors, including this one, use BidSync to post new business opportunities. Register on BidSync today to see new and existing opportunities for multiple institutions.

  • 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

Start by registering with the City of Miami’s City Supplier website:

Step 1: Review the City of Miami's Guide to Doing Business

Step 2: Visit the City Supplier website and register your business, noting all follow-up requirements

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

City of Miami posts solicitations on their Current Solicitations page, as well as on BidSync and GovQuote.

  • Register for a free BidSync account to find new opportunities. You will also be able to submit responses to current solicitations via BidSync.
  • Register for a free account on GovQuote – smaller purchase requests (under $25,000) will be posted here.

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.

City of Miami will host an event called Pathways to Public Procurement Summit for Small and Local Businesses (ie, Pathways Summit). The event is tentatively scheduled for October 2020, check with the procurement team at purchasingsupplieradmins@miamigov.com for event details.

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.

Potential suppliers can contact members of the procurement team via email at purchasingsupplieradmins@miamigov.com or phone call at (305) 416-1922.

Get support with certifications and other opportunities