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Department of Management Services

Agency Purchasing

Departmental Purchasing's mission is to procure commodities and services at the best value for the State. 

Contact Us:

dms.purchasing@dms.myflorida.com

Mailing Address:
4050 Esplanade Way, Suite 335
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950

Departmental Purchasing Director: TBD

Deputy Departmental Purchasing Director: Jesse Covell (850) 410-0102

Operations & Management Consultant II: Angela Pereira (850) 414-7746

Purchasing Analyst: Cassandra Williams (850) 410-1423

Purchasing Analyst: Christina Espinosa (850) 410-2404

Purchasing Agent: Lori Anderson (850) 488-0510

How to register with the State:

For information on how to register to do business with the Department, please visit the following Vendor Information Portal (VIP) website: https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/  

How to register as a Certified Minority Vendor:

When registering to do business with the State of Florida, each vendor can only select or be assigned to one business code.   The Certified Minority business codes are listed below:

Certified Minority Business Codes
H - African American
I - Hispanic
J - Asian/American
K - Native American
M - Woman
W - Service-Disabled Veteran

Agency staff is encouraged to seek minority, veteran and women-owned businesses to participate in procurement opportunities for commodities and services. The Department will continue to do business with organizations that meet the following standards:

  • Commodities and services meet the specifications required
  • Delivery of commodities or services are timely
  • Commodities and services meet quality standards
  • Price is competitive

For information on how to register as a Certified Minority Business, please visit review the eligibility requirements listed on the Office of Supplier Diversity’s website.

Vendor Bid System:

If you are trying to locate information regarding a Department of Management Services’ competitive solicitation, you can do so by visiting the following Vendor Bid System (VBS) website: http://vbs.dms.state.fl.us/vbs/search.criteria_form, click on “search advertisements”, click the “agency” drop down menu and select "Department of Management Services" and click the "Initiate Search" button. This will show the following type of advertisements on the VBS: Agency Decisions also known as Intent to Awards, Public Meeting Notices, Competitive Solicitations, formal Single Sources and Grant Opportunities.

MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP) eQuotes:

State agencies are required to utilize the MFMP eQuote system to informally quote commodities and/or services above $2,500.00 and below $35,000.00. To register to receive eQuotes, you can do so by visiting the following Vendor Information Portal (VIP) website:https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/. For additional assistance registering for eQuotes, please contact the MFMP Vendor HelpDesk at 1-866-352-3776 or via email, vendorhelp@myfloridamarketplace.com. New registrations and changes to vendor registrations will take effect the following business day.