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How to Do Business with Broward County
Broward County > Purchasing > How to Do Business with Broward County

If you sell a commodity or service, you may find a market in Broward County Government. The Purchasing Division contracts for nearly $600 million in goods, services and construction each year. Since the principal objective of the Purchasing Division is the acquisition of quality goods and services at the lowest cost, we are constantly seeking new sources of supply. 

The information provided on this page is intended to provide general overview of the requirements for doing business with Broward County and links to additional pages with more information. More specific information related to responding to a solicitation is provided on the Current Solicitations page. It is the vendor's responsibility to check the Purchasing Division's website often for changes. If you have questions which are not answered by the information provided on the website, please call the Purchasing Division at 954-357-6066 for further assistance.

Broward County Code of Ethics

In accordance with Ordinance 2010-64, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a Code of Ethics that governs many aspects of how County business is conducted. Review the No Gift Policy letter from the County Administrator for complete details. As purchasing professionals, the Purchasing Division also adheres to the ethical principles adopted by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).

No Gift Policy

NIGP Code of Ethics

Vendors Must Comply with All State and Local Business Requirements

All vendors located within Broward County and/or providing a service within the County must
have a current Broward County Local Business Tax Receipt (formerly known as an Occupational License Tax). All corporations and partnerships must have the authority to transact business in
the State of Florida and be in good standing with the Florida Secretary of State. For further information, click to contact the Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division and/or the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations.

Confidentiality of Financial Statements submitted to Broward County

Any claim of confidentiality of financial statements must be asserted in writing at the time of the submittal and the financial statements must be submitted in a separate bound document labeled “Name of Firm, Attachment to Proposal Package, RLI No. __ - Confidential Matter.” The firm must identify the specific statute that authorizes the exemption from the Public Records Law. Failure to provide this information at the time of the proposal submittal may result in a recommendation by the Director of Purchasing that the response is non-responsive. Please note that the financial statement exemptions provided for in Section 119.071(1)c, Florida Statutes only applies to submittals in response to a solicitation for a "public works" project. Please read the instructional document "Requirements for Submitting Financial Statements" for complete details.

Requests for Broward County to Complete a Credit Application

Broward County does not complete credit applications. The financial strength of Broward County is evidenced by its AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch on its General Obligation bonds. Broward County complies with generally accepted accounting principles as well as the statutory financial reporting requirements of this state. The financial reports which disclose this compliance and provide financial information to support the financial stability of this county may be viewed on the Internet at the Finance and Adminstraive Services Department page.

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