The department, as well as other Florida government entities, uses the following state systems to assist in the procurement of commodities and services. These systems are managed by the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) and made available to vendors and state and local government entities:
All vendors are invited to make full use of these systems, not only for procurements with the Department of Corrections but also with all other state government entities.
In order to do business with the Florida Department of Corrections (or any state agency in Florida), a vendor must first register in the state's e-procurement systems. Please be aware that for each purchase, vendors are required to pay the state a transaction fee, unless exempt as indicated in Rule 60A-1.032, Florida Administrative Code. Vendors interested in bidding on formal solicitations, (greater than $35,000.00) will need to also register in the Vendor Bid System. The Vendor Bid System provides an option to receive email notifications for new solicitations for which the vendor is registered.
In addition to the above state purchasing systems, information specific to FDC can be accessed through the links below: