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Escambia County encourages local, small, women and minority owned businesses to register as vendors with the county. Businesses recorded on the vendor registry have an immediate advantage to act on any advertised bid solicitations that fit the description of their business.

There is no cost to register as a vendor. Once you have registered, you will be able to monitor the online board or receive notifications for various contract jobs available for bidding.



Some of the eligible goods and services which can be provided by certified vendors are listed below:

Appliances
Architect
Animals Sheltering
Audio Visual
Books/Book Software
Bridges/Roads
Building/Construction
Catering
Chemicals
Climate Control
Computers
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Concrete/Masonry
Consulting Services
Electrical
Electronics
Emergency Services
Energy/Utilities

Engineering Works/Services
Environmental Services
Facilities
Flooring
Food/Nutrition
Furniture
Fuels
FEMA Disaster
Heat/Air
Hurricane Clean-up
Insurance
Instructional
Janitorial
Landscaping Supplies/Services
Linen Services
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Supplies
Neighborhood/Human Services
Offices Supplies
Parks
Paper Products
Printing Services
Promotional
Plumbing
Publications
Restoration
Safety/Security
Shipping Services
Sports
Streets/Walk Ways
Supplies
Subcontracting
Stormwater
Training
Transportation Services
Utilities Services
Vehicle Parts & Services
Waste Disposal/Sewage/Recycling Services

Small Business Enterprise Initiative

Escambia County adopted a Small Business Enterprise Ordinance in July 2014  to establish a Small Business Enterprise program with the purpose and intent of providing the maximum opportunity for increased participation of qualified small businesses in the county’s procurement processes.  Information on the SBE Initiative and application form are available here

Vendor List

The Office of Purchasing maintains a vendor list by specific category. Business firms on the vendor list are notified that formal quotations or formal sealed bids are being solicited for a commodity in which they may be interested. To have your firm's name placed on the vendor list, tell us by mail, in person, by telephone, or online via the vendor form. The office will need your name, address, telephone number and the type of commodity you sell.

Vendor Registration

The first step to do business with Escambia County is to become a registered vendor. The Office of Purchasing conducts a two-step registration process. Vendor registration requests basic information about your business that the Office of Purchasing must have on file. You are also asked to provide a written description of the goods and services you can supply, which will be reviewed by the purchasing staff in order to identify the appropriate commodity class listings to send you in the second phase of the registration process. Register as a vendor with Escambia County here

The second part of vendor registration will be an assignment of the five-digit commodity codes within the commodity classes identified by the purchasing staff. You will then have the opportunity to select the specific commodity codes for registration based on the goods and services you provide. Since the vendor notification system utilized by the Office of Purchasing is commodity-driven, the selection of the correct commodity codes is extremely important. View a list of commodity codes and commodity class items here.

Read related ordinances:
Sec. 46-110
Sec. 46-111
Sec. 46-112

Read more about doing business with Escambia County.

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