Vendor Registration with Broward County Purchasing Division
Broward County Purchasing Division issues and receives solicitations through an electronic bidding system called BidSync. We encourage you to register for free with BidSync to receive solicitation notifications and respond electronically to our solicitations.
How do I register with BidSync?
Vendors can complete the registration process online in just a few minutes. It is free to register with BidSync and you do not have to pay a fee to view any of our solicitations once registered. Although BidSync offers a subscription service for a fee ("LinksPlus"), it is not required to do business with Broward County.
Select “My Account” from BidSync's website at bidsync.com. Then select “Not registered? Sign up now" and follow the instructions on the registration process.
Vendors can also complete the registration process by calling BidSync at 1-800-990-9339. Vendors can begin viewing solicitations immediately and BidSync will confirm registration within 24 hours.
Did you previously receive e-mails from us?
Broward County no longer directly sends notices to vendors on our solicitations. We transferred your information to BidSync and BidSync notified vendors to complete the free vendor registration process. You now must manage your profile for solicitation notifications through BidSync (including e-mail addresses for since Broward County’s Vendor Self Service (VSS) system is retired.
How do I receive notifications in BidSync?
To receive notifications on Broward County solicitations, Vendors must ensure their “bid notification settings” are updated in BidSync to receive “County” agency notifications. Additionally, review your firm’s NIGP classifications in BidSync, to include as many as applicable to your business to ensure you receive as many notices as possible.
If a solicitation NIGP classifications matches your vendor’s profile, you will receive an email notice when the solicitation is advertised. To continue to receive notifications on a specific solicitation after the initial advertisement email or to receive notices on any other solicitation, a vendor must:
1. Select "Add to My Bids"
2. Turn on notifications for the solicitation by selecting "Notify me about this Bid"
3. Ask a question on the solicitation through the Q&A section in BidSync for the solicitation
4. Accept or View a solicitation document in BidSync
How do I change e-mail preferences in BidSync?
Vendors can update their vendor profile in BidSync and change the frequency and type of notifications in BidSync.
Vendors should logon and select "bid notification settings." Vendors can then select or unselect the different types of e-mails, including marketing notices from BidSync (for Links PLUS bids and special offers and promotions).
Commonly Asked Questions:
You asked - we answered! Commonly Asked Questions on BidSync and Broward County is available.
Need Additional Help?
BidSync offers a Customer Solutions Center, which includes announcements and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Here are some of their top FAQs available from the Customer Solutions Center:
How do I register with BidSync?
How do I search for a solicitation?
How do I accept documents?
How do I respond to a solicitation?
How do I add a new user?
How do I change BidSync e-mail preferences?
How do I upload an attachment to a solicitation?
How do I submit an electronic bid bond?
What do I do if I get an error submitting an electronic bid bond?
Need Help with BidSync?
BidSync has launched "Webinar Academy" to offer free webinars designed to help you make the most of your account. Webinars are offered every Wednesday starting at 11am Eastern. These webinars take place once a week and are repeated every month (new dates are posted monthly). Log in to your BidSync account and select "Get Started at the bottom of the page to view the current webinar schedule.
To access the BidSync’s Customer Solutions Knowledge Base and training materials, create a login* to view all FAQs and announcements.
Additionally, Vendors can contact BidSync by phone or e-mail at:
1-800-990-9339 Toll Free
*Note: the login to the Customer Solutions Center is a different account than your to BidSync login.
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