Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become registered to do business with the Broward County Public School (BCPS)?

Interested vendors may complete the Vendor Registration Application. Vendors may also email our office for further vendor information, at purchasinghelpdesk@browardschools.com.

Where can I find contracts that are available for bid?

Current solicitations and addendums may be downloaded from Demandstar at www.demandstar.com.

How can I go about submitting a bid for a specific solicitation?

Bids must be delivered directly to Procurement and Warehousing Services prior to the due date stipulated on the solicitation. Bids are not accepted electronically. Hard copy responses must be sent to the following address: Procurement and Warehousing Services, 7720 West Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 323, Sunrise, FL 33331.

What are the benefits of becoming a Certified S/M/WBE firm?

Policy 3330 Supplier Diversity Outreach Program includes narrowly tailored Affirmative Procurement Initiatives (APIs) designed to increase availability and contract participation by Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprises (S/M/WBEs). Firms Certified as S/M/WBE by Broward County Public School may receive preference in solicitations through goal setting.  In addition, contracts may include specified S/M/WBE subcontractor/subconsultant goals.

How can I become a Certified S/M/WBE?

Policy 3330 Supplier Diversity Outreach Program requires a Significant Business Presence in the Tri-County market area:   Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.  The size standard criteria is based on the U.S. Small Business Administration Table of Small Business Size Standards

Firms interested in S/M/WBE Certifications may attain full details on eligibility criteria and Certification Applications by visiting the Supplier Diversity Outreach Program section of the Procurement & Warehousing Services website.

How can I become pre-qualified for construction contracts?

Construction pre-qualification is managed by SDOP. Pre-qualification requirements and general information can be found here.

How can I reach a Purchasing Agent for a specific commodity or contract?

There are various Modules, which consist of a Purchasing Agents and assigned Purchasing Technicians, who handle specific commodities. Contact information and list of corresponding commodities can be found here.