City of Palm Bay’s New Bid Solicitation Service Now Live
The City of Palm Bay’s new bid solicitation management service, VendorLink, is now live. Beginning today, June 15th, 2020, VendorLink will replace DemandStar and Public Purchase as the City’s platform for bid solicitations, contract administration, and vendor relations to facilitate the purchase of goods and services to provide competitively priced, high quality services to the public.
VendorLink provides a free, user-friendly online portal where vendors can register to receive email bid notifications and access solicitation documents from the City of Palm Bay. The online registration allows vendors to provide basic information about their business and to select specific commodity codes for the goods and services they provide, ensuring that they receive relevant bid notifications. The VendorLink service is a low-cost solution for the City and provides free access to vendors and other interested parties, including members of the public, to view solicitation and contract documents.
All active City of Palm Bay vendors have been notified of the change via email with instructions on how to register their business with VendorLink. Vendors currently registered with DemandStar and Public Purchase, as well as all prospective vendors, must complete the simple, no-cost registration with the VendorLink system at https://www.myvendorlink.com/common/register.aspx to receive bid notifications and access solicitation documents from the City of Palm Bay.
The VendorLink service is also utilized by the City of Cocoa, Brevard County Board of Commissioners and Brevard School Board. All vendors who have registered to receive notifications from those organizations will be automatically registered to receive solicitation notifications from the City of Palm Bay.
What We Do:
The Procurement Department provides procurement services to end-user departments, while ensuring that the City maximizes its return on its purchases and follows procurement rules and regulations established in accordance with local, state and federal requirements.
The Procurement Department's primary responsibility is for the acquisition of goods and services that are essential to citywide operations. Procurement is responsible for the annual purchase expenditures of approximately $56 million dollars in goods, services, annual contracts, construction projects and professional service agreements.
We hope that this site will assist you in understanding the rules and guidelines of the City of Palm Bay’s procurement process which are established in City Code of Ordinance Chapter 38. Any specific questions or comments may be addressed by contacting Procurement Department staff at (321) 952-3424.
We hope your business experience with the City of Palm Bay is a pleasant one!
2nd Floor, Suite 200
120 Malabar Road
Palm Bay, FL 32907
Phone: (321) 952-3424
Fax: (321) 952-3401
The Procurement Department has been recognized by industry professionals for award-winning services and practices, including: six-time recipient of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute (NPI); three time recipient of the Award of Excellence in Public Procurement from the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO); five-time recipient of the Agency Certification Award and one-time recipient of the Sterling Agency Award from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC).