Current or potential District vendors can now join DemandStar for free. Vendors not registered in DemandStar are highly encouraged to register now as beginning in winter 2022, all District bid solicitations will be posted to DemandStar, and all bid submissions will be accepted and awarded through DemandStar only. Click here to learn more.
Doing Business with the District
Thank you for your interest in doing business with the District. We procure goods and services in a fair and ethical way that encourages competition, is consistent with applicable laws, policies and procedures, and ensures taxpayers receive the most value for tax dollars. We also follow these values and guiding principles of public procurement »
Some of the Goods and Services We Procure
• Auctioneering Services • Auditing Services • Auto Parts • Banking Services • Computer Software, Hardware Maintenance and Consulting Services • Construction Services • Debris Removal • Drilling Services • Engineering Services • Environmental Assessments • Fleet Vehicles • Generator Maintenance • Heavy Duty Equipment • HVAC Maintenance and Repairs • Insurance (Property/ Casualty/Health/Life) • Investment Services • IT Consulting • Janitorial Services • Laboratory Supplies • Legal Services • Multi-Function Devices • Restoration Services • Security/Access Controls
Unless exempt under District policy, the following thresholds apply. Exemptions under policy include cooperative contracts, sole or single sources and emergencies. There are also exemptions authorized per statute.
|$10,000 or less||One or more quotes|
|Above $10,000 or
up to $100,000
|10,000+ to $25,000 – two competitive written quotes
$25,000+ to $100,000 – three competitive written quotes
|Formal competitive procurement requiring public advertisement and a sealed response|
Vendor Registration and Payment Information
Visit this page to learn more about the Vendor Registration form, commodity codes, E-Verify registration, payment and invoice information, and freight and payment terms. LEARN MORE »
Commodity Code Search
Use these codes on your registration form to best describe the goods and/or services your company provides. SEARCH NOW »
This NIGP Commodity/Services Code information link is copyrighted and the property of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (http://www.nigp.org). This link is for viewing purposes only and is not to be downloaded. To download this information requires a license from Periscope Holdings, Inc., the custodian of the NIGP Commodity/Services Code.
Vendor Electronic Payment Authorization Form
All new and registered vendors are encouraged to authorize the District to send payments electronically. To request payments by electronic funds transfer (EFT) send the request via email to VendorRegistration@WaterMatters.org or by calling (352) 796-7211, ext. 4121.
Review this page for a link to District solicitations, types of solicitations and tips on submitting a solicitation. VIEW NOW »
Single Source Procurements
Posting of the District’s intended single source procurements and awards. VIEW HERE »
Tax Exemption Certificate
The District is exempt from Florida sales and use tax, pursuant to Section 212.08, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and from federal excise tax. The District’s Consumer’s Certificate of Exemption from the Florida Department of Revenue may be downloaded for your purposes.
Surplus vehicle and equipment materials are auctioned online through Atkinson Realty and Auction, Inc. Specific information can be found on their website.
The District has parcels for sale as part of its surplus lands program. These can be found on our Land for Sale page.
Evaluation Committee Meetings
The Procurement Services Office facilitates Evaluation Committee Meetings that are open to the public. View details of any upcoming meetings below. Pre-bid/pre-proposal conferences, bid and proposal openings, etc. are advertised through DemandStar notifications.