Anchor alliance program partner

University of Miami


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

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

Solicitation or Invitation to Bid: 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.

Request for Proposals (RFPs): a notification asking potential suppliers to submit a proposal detailing how they would provide a needed good or service.

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

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

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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.

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Find Opportunities

How to find new opportunities

University of Miami encourages potential new vendors to meet the procurement team. At these meetings, vendors can discuss the goods and/or services they provide and the UM team go over potential opportunities.

To schedule a meeting, contact:

Kenneth Pallais, (305) 284-9779,

Annette Arriera, (305) 284-3093,

Successful Bids

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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.

Potential suppliers contact Ignacio Calle at (305) 284-8963, or Kenneth Pallais (305) 284-9779,

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