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Vendor Corner

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Vendor Corner was created to assist the City's vendors in doing business more efficiently.

Tax Exempt Form

The City of Sarasota is a municipal corporation that is tax exempt under Florida Statutes. 
Click here to download the City's Tax Exemption Certificate.

Solicitation Registration/Current Solicitations

The City of Sarasota currently uploads all solicitations to BidSync.  Click Here to register.
 - New solicitation and vendor registration program. Click Here to Email the Purchasing Department for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

The City has officially changed platforms to host public solicitations. BidSync is FREE to register on and does not require an upgraded account to view, interact or respond to any of the City of Sarasota's solicitations.

Click here to register for Bidsync

Current Contracts

Click here for a list of current City Contracts with expiration dates.

City Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

The City of Sarasota processes all purchase orders electronically.  Below is a link to the City's Terms and Conditions associated with each purchase order.  These Terms and Conditions take precedents unless otherwise stated.  Any exception to these Terms and Conditions must be approved by the Purchasing General Manager.
Click here to view the current version.

Cooperative and Piggyback Contract

The City of Sarasota is authorized under current City Procurement Code to use existing public contracts, commonly know as piggybacking.  The City is also a member of several Procurement Cooperatives which is authorized by Florida State Statute.  If you are a vendor and have a current contract with another government agency, please contact the Purchasing Division with information about the contract your company may hold.

Current Cooperative Memberships

Cooperative Name Website
National IPA www.nationalipa.org
Sourcewell (Formly NJPA) www.sourcewell-mn.gov
Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AE www.aepacoop.org
National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) www.ncpa.us
WSCA-NASPO www.wsca-naspo.org
U.S. Communities www.uscommunities.org
Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) www.hgacbuy.org
Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) http://dir.texas.gov/
TIPS Purchasing Cooperative https://tips-usa.com/index.cfm
Florida Sheriffs Association https://www.flsheriffs.org/law-enforcement-programs/cooperative-purchasing-program

Please contact us if your company is a member of a cooperative not listed above.
Click Here to email us about your Cooperative.