Small Business Enterprise Rule Development – Notice of Proposed Rule Amendment
Do you have a product or service you want to offer the South Florida Water Management District? Would you like to submit a bid for work on a District project? The District purchases goods and services from vendors throughout the state and nationwide. This helps us tap into the expertise and versatility offered by private businesses and the entrepreneurial community while controlling costs, expanding opportunities in the communities we serve and reaching out to small businesses.
Purchase orders and agreements are governed by the agency's commitment to quality, cost effectiveness, efficiency and fairness in a competitive arena as well as adherence to applicable statutes, rules and regulations. District employees are subject to the provisions of the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, Part III, Chapter 112, Florida Statutes.
Our procurement process is streamlined to simplify doing business with us. We invite you to register your business and explore the current solicitations/business opportunities available.
Current Solicitations/Contract Opportunities
Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
Small businesses play a big role in our state economy. Now, through implementation of the South Florida Water Management District's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Rule 40E-7, Part VI, F.A.C., these firms have increased opportunities to participate in projects and initiatives that are important to our region.
The SBE program offers additional consideration to small business enterprises in the District solicitation process. The rule includes provisions for bid equalization, sheltered markets and SBE subcontractor participation goals in proposals and bids.
To participate, firms must be certified by the District and must demonstrate that the three-year average gross receipts of the business, together with its affiliates, does not exceed $13 million for construction, $5 million for commodities and $6 million for services.
To become a certified SBE, you must:
- Register your business as a vendor; and
- Complete a SBE Certification/Recertification Application and attach:
- Business license
- Tax returns for the last three years for the applicant (including affiliates) OR
- Documentation that provides certification and expiration dates of SBE certification by another Florida government entity.
The District will review your application and respond within 60 days. Meanwhile, please visit the Procurement Current Solicitations and Contracts Opportunities Calendar to find out about current and pending procurement opportunities.
- SBE Rule [PDF]
- SBE Subcontractor Participation Schedule (Form 0956) [XLSX]
- SBE Subcontractor Revised Participation Schedule (Form 1373) [XLSX]
- SBE Statement of Intent to Perform as a SBE Subcontractor (Form 0957) [DOCX]
- SBE Certification Application (Form 1231) [PDF] [XLSX]
- SBE Recertification Application (Form 1232) [PDF] [XLSX]
- SBE Subcontractor Utilization Report (Form 1217) [DOC]
- SBE Final Subcontractor Utilization Report (Form 1218) [DOC]
- SBE Directory
Your interest in doing business with the South Florida Water Management District is welcomed. To become a registered vendor in our database, please take a few moments to read the Vendor's Manual and Doing Business with the District, and complete and return the Business/Vendor Registration Application (brief instructions and application forms below). In addition to registration procedures, the Vendor's Manual contains important information about SFWMD procurement policy and procedures.
We are committed to processing registration requests as quickly and as accurately as possible. To help us provide you with a timely response, please ensure the following:
- The Business Registration Application has been fully completed, including your Federal Employer Identification (FEIN) or Social Security (SSN) number and at least one five-digit commodity code from the Commodity Code List;
- The legal business name and FEIN submitted on the Application matches the State filing and IRS FEIN Notification Letter or most recent tax filing, or, the legal name and SSN submitted on the Application matches your Social Security card;
- Your firm is active and in good standing with the State of Florida and/or your home state; and
- All fictitious (dba) names are registered with the State of Florida Division of Corporations (www.sunbiz.org) in accordance with Florida’s Fictitious Name Act.
Notification of Social Security Number Collection and Usage
In compliance with Florida Statute 119.071 (5), the District is providing contractors with notice that it collects the Social Security numbers of those independent contractors without a Federal Employer Identification Number for the purpose of reporting income as required by law.
Return your completed application (forms linked below) as an email attachment to CMDM@sfwmd.gov, or fax to (561) 682-5133.
- Vendor's Manual [PDF]
- Doing Business with the District [PDF]
- Business Registration Application (Form 0661) [PDF] [DOCX]
- Commodity Code List [PDF]
- Vendor Abbreviations [PDF]
- Vendor Suspension Rule [PDF]
- Suspended Vendor List [PDF]
Vendor Payment Search
Our Vendor Payment website provides information about District disbursements to vendors.
- Search for payments to District vendors from June 2006 to the current date, using the Recipient name
- View payment totals for a District vendor and drill down to detailed information, including payment dates and amounts
Professional Engineering Services Contracts
The South Florida Water Management District’s mission is to safeguard and restore South Florida’s water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from flooding, and meet the region’s water needs while connecting with the public and stakeholders. Equally important elements of this stewardship are the conservation and development of water supply, the protection and improvement of water quality, the mitigation of impacts from flood and drought and the restoration and preservation of natural resources. This mission encompasses broad responsibilities and represents a large spectrum of activities and specializations.
In order to meet the demand for professional engineering services due to legal mandates and operation, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and replacement requirements, the District issued a Request for Proposals subject to the legal requirements established under the Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act, Section 287.055, Florida Statutes. Multiple consultants with the capability to provide professional engineering services were selected to assist District staff in support of these restoration and operations efforts.
Click the contract title below to view the list of selected consultants and the work orders issued to each firm on an as-needed basis. This information will be updated on a monthly basis.