Anchor alliance program partner

City of Miami Gardens

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.


Solicitations: a notification detailing the goods and/or services the City of Miami Gardens is planning to purchase.  Solicitations often include important information that a supplier/vendor/bidder needs to know in order to fulfill this request.


Bidding: the process by which a business (ie, vendor) responds to a solicitation for goods and services, and that response (referred to as a bid) is reviewed and compared to other bids.


Procurement: refers to both the department and the process of handling all purchases and relationships with vendors.

Special Tips

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

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The City of Miami Gardens may have updates to their certification and procurement process. Stay in touch with Peter Parkin, Procurement Director via email at pparking@miamigardens-fl.gov or phone at (305) 622-8000, ext 2490.

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

City of Miami Gardens uses a service called BidSync as the primary vendor registration and communication portal. 

Start by registering for a free account on BidSync today.

Reach out to procurement1@miamigardens-fl.gov 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.

Miami Gardens will consider accepting certifications from:

More information on support for getting certified

Find Opportunities

How to find new opportunities

Miami Gardens 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 the City of Miami Gardens.

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 Gardens attends the Southeast Florida NIGP Reverse Trade Show each year. At this event, small business owners can meet purchasing professionals from across the regions.

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 vendors can contact Peter Parkin, Procurement Director for the City of Miami Gardens.

Get support with certifications and other opportunities

Email the Procurement Department for more information on the City of Miami Gardens’ small business certification and economic growth plan.