ACCOUNTABILITY: The BUSINESS of WATER MANAGEMENT Effectively Managing and Investing Taxpayer Dollars
The South Florida Water Management District constantly looks for and aggressively implements ways to improve and streamline operations. We strive to be as efficient and effective as possible and have instituted a number of enhanced business practices over the years. We know that sustaining our region's water resources depends equally on making the best use of our fiscal, technological and human resources and on creating business opportunities for the communities we serve.
To underscore our transparency and public accountability, we routinely:
Streamline permitting, procurement and other economy-driven processes
Actively foster business and community partnerships
Measure and report on progress toward meeting established budget and strategic goals
Encourage involvement and open dialogue with the public we serve
Collaborate with other agencies and governments to share resources and reduce costs
Embrace technologies that improve our efficiency
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The South Florida Water Management District is committed to working with skilled and cost-effective contracting individuals and companies. The District values these business partners to provide goods or services for projects of all sizes.
To fulfill the needs of the District's complex and varied initiatives, we maintain a large pool of pre-qualified scientific, engineering and technology firms. The District also maintains a pool of more than 1,500 goods and services providers certified through our Small Business Enterprise Program.
To protect the integrity of our procurement process, the District adheres to all applicable statutes, rules and regulations, and we require the same level of diligence from our contractors and vendors.
To safeguard regional water resources, we also work with business applicants for environmental resource, surface water, Works of the District, water use and well permits, and then we monitor the work that was permitted. Additionally, we establish partnerships with businesses, local governments and communities to promote alternative water supply development and conservation practices.