Business Opportunities Directory
Palm Beach County has fully converted to an on-line Vendor Self Service (VSS) System. The official and only website for advertisement of all Palm Beach County solicitations for non-construction and non-exempt goods and services can be found by clicking on the links referred to below. All other information will remain on this website.
- Invitations for Bid/Requests for Proposal/Notice of Cancellation
- Request for Quotation/Request for Submittal
- Posted Awards/Notice of Cancellation
- What did we order last year?
In order to do business with the County, vendors are required to: (i) create a Vendor Registration Account OR (ii) activate an existing Vendor Registration Account through the Purchasing Department's Vendor Self Service (VSS) System, which can be accessed at https://pbcvssp.co.palm-beach.fl.us/webapp/vssp/AltSelfService
In order for the County to make payment to a vendor, the vendor must have the following correct information, to date, in its VSS Vendor Registration Account: (i) Vendor's Legal Name; (ii) Vendor's Address; and (iii) Vendor's TIN/FEIN.
Vendors may receive payment from the County by Credit Card. If interested, please contact the Palm Beach County Office of the Clerk & Comptroller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-355-3295.
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Invitations for Bid/Requests for Proposal Intro
Obtaining an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP)
- The Purchasing Department has implemented an on-line Vendor Self Service System (VSS) that provides email notification of IFBs and RFPs to registered vendors (1) who provided an email address in their vendor registration information; (2) who have designated a commodity or commodities in their vendor registration account; AND (3) the good or service being advertised matches a commodity selected by the vendor. VSS can be accessed by clicking https://pbcvssp.co.palm-beach.fl.us/webapp/vssp/AltSelfService. After registering in VSS, please follow the link in the VSS confirmation email and download "IFBs and RFPs" to view the County's open solicitations.
You may also request an IFB or RFP in person or by mail by sending a request to the address indicated below. There is a non-refundable service charge for all IFBs or RFPs requested by mail or in person. If your request is by mail, please allow sufficient processing time, and include a check or money order (no cash will be accepted by mail or in person) for the service charge amount, payable to Board of County Commissioners Palm Beach County, along with your request to:
Palm Beach County Purchasing Department
Attn: Copy/Mail Room
50 South Military Trail, Suite 110
West Palm Beach, FL 33415-3199
In order to receive an IFB or RFP in person or by mail, you must provide your name, address, phone number, the IFB Number/RFP Number, and the appropriate service charge via a check or money order.
Submitting a Bid or Proposal
If you would like to submit a bid in response to an IFB, print and complete the IFB and respond by the Due Date and Time as instructed in the IFB. Fax or e-mail responses to an IFB will not be accepted.
If you would like to submit a response to an RFP, print and respond to the RFP by the Due Date and Time as instructed in the RFP. Fax or e-mail responses to an RFP will not be accepted.
At this time, we are unable to accept bids or proposals sent in e-mail or other electronic format. You may, however, submit a bid or proposal via regular or express mail as instructed in the solicitation.
If you submit your bid/proposal via regular or express mail, the Buyer's Name, IFB Number/RFP Number and Due Date must be clearly referenced on the front of your return envelope.
The Purchasing Department is no longer holding public bid openings due to the provisions of Section 119.071(1)(b) F.S., the Florida Public Records Law. This Law prohibits the County from providing information until the earlier of: the County providing notice of an intended decision, or until thirty (30) days after opening the bids. Further, if the intended decision is to reissue the solicitation, the County is prohibited from providing information until notice of an intended decision concerning the reissued solicitation or until the reissued solicitation is withdrawn.
Palm Beach County Inspector General
- Pursuant to Palm Beach County Code, Section 2-421-2-440, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners established the Office of the Inspector General.
- The Inspector General shall have the power to audit, investigate, monitor, and review the procurement process, including but not limited to, establishment of specifications, solicitation responses, activities of the contractor, its officers, agents and employees, lobbyists, County staff, and officials, in order to ensure compliance with contract specifications and to detect corruption and fraud.
- An Inspector General Fee will not be imposed on Contractors/Vendors in order to defray the cost of the office of the Inspector General.
- For more information, please visit http://www.pbcgov.com/OIG/ and click on the “Inspector General” tab.
Amendments to an IFB or RFP
Public Records Requests
In accordance with the provisions of Section 119.071(1)(b) F.S., the Florida Public Records Law, the County is prohibited from providing information regarding competitive solicitations
until the earlier of: the County providing notice of an intended decision, or until thirty (30) days after opening the bids, proposals, or final replies. Further, if the intended decision is to reissue the solicitation, the County is prohibited from providing information until notice of an intended decision concerning the reissued solicitation or until the reissued solicitation is withdrawn.