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Instructions for Using State of Florida Purchasing Systems

General Instructions

Viewing a Bid Advertisement on MyFlorida.com

  1. Bid information is located on MyFlorida.com (under "Business," "Doing Business with the State," "Everything for Vendors and Customers," "Vendor Bid System (VBS)") at the following address:

    vbs.dms.state.fl.us/ vbs/ main_menu

  2. From the Vendor Bid System menu page, select "Search Advertisements"
  3. In the Agency drop down box, select "Department of Corrections" to view bid advertisements from the department.
  4. Fill in any other search criteria.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Initiate Search button.
  6. Select the bid advertisement you wish to view.
  7. Follow the instructions provided in the bid document(s) for submitting your bid.

Vendor Registration on MyFlorida.com

  • Register to use MyFlorida Marketplace:

    1. Vendor Registration is located on MyFlorida.com (under "Business," "Doing Business with the State," "Everything for Vendors and Customers," "Vendor Registration System (VRS)") at the following address:

      https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com

    2. Scroll the New Vendor Registration form and complete the following.

      Note 1: You must know the class and group codes for the commodities and/or services that you provide.

      Note 2: If you are a certified minority business and you are registering your business, please be aware that you can NOT assign any of the official minority codes to your business. You must contact the Office of Supplier Diversity at (850) 487-0915 or e-mail the Office of Supplier Diversity at: http://osd.dms.state.fl.us and request that the certified code be placed on your file.

  • Register to use the Vendor Bid System:

    1. Effective July 1, 2003, all vendors wishing to use the Vendor Bid System must be registered with MyFlorida MarketPlace. Instructions for completing the MyFlorida Marketplace registration are provided above.

    2. Please allow two days after completing the MyFlorida Marketplace system registration before registering to receive e-mail notification.

    3. Please direct questions or problems regarding the Vender Bid System to vbsassist@dms.myflorida.com.

Viewing a State Term Contract on MyFlorida.com

  1. Vendor Registration is located on MyFlorida.com (under "Business," "Doing Business with the State," "Everything for Vendors and Customers," "State Term Contracts") at the following address:

    http://dms.myflorida.com/ business_operations/ state_purchasing/ vendor_information/ state_contracts_agreements_and_price_lists

  2. Under the heading of State Term Contracts, you may choose to view a listing of contracts in one of the following ways:

For assistance with any of the above systems, please reference the support, feedback and contact information list provided by the Department of Management Services.