The City of Palm Bay Purchasing & Contracts Division's primary responsibility is for the acquisition of supplies and services that are essential to citywide operations. They are responsible for the annual procurement of approximately $40 million dollars worth of supplies, services, annual contracts, construction projects and professional service agreements.
The City's purchasing authority is centralized through the Purchasing & Contracts Division, with the responsibility of smaller dollar pricing research delegated to the individual department level. All contracts and purchase orders are issued through the Purchasing & Contracts Division and approved by the Purchasing Manager.
The City of Palm Bay utilizes electronic on-line services for notification and distribution of its solicitation documents. The City’s solicitation information can be obtained:
FREE of charge from Public Purchase. This is a new on-line vendor registration program that the City has implemented. Solicitation documents can be downloaded from the Public Purchase website at no charge; however, prospective vendors must complete a one-time initial on-line registration process to obtain this FREE automatic notification. Please contact Public Purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 801-932-7000 for additional questions about registration.
For those vendors who currently are members of Demandstar by Onvia (www.demandstar.com), or would like to become a member, the City will continue to post its solicitation documents to that website. Demandstar generally charges a fee to its members for their services. If you are interested in receiving free notification solely for the City of Palm Bay’s solicitation documents, please contact them directly at 1-800-711-1712 with your request.
Both companies are responsible for the distribution of the City’s solicitation documents and for the maintenance of their automated vendor list. These lists categorize each vendor by commodity codes for the specific supplies or services offered by the vendor. Businesses who have subscribed to either or both vendor lists are notified by fax or e-mail whenever a formal sealed proposal or departmental written request for quotation has been issued for the supplies or services offered by the vendor.
To view the City’s current list of opportunities, please visit one of the following links:
DEMANDSTAR by ONVIA
The purchasing function of the City of Palm Bay is vitally important to those of us within the municipality and to all citizens who are concerned with the wise and honest expenditure of public funds. Purchasing, by and for the City of Palm Bay, must be conducted fairly with opportunity given to all who desire to participate in the procurement process. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Purchasing & Contracts Division for more information at (321) 952-3424.