Purchasing

Note to Vendors
Our vendor application is for payment processing only and will not permit notification of upcoming bids or quotes.

Our sealed bid threshold is F.S. 287.017 Category 2, currently $35,000, and is awarded by City Council generally to the lowest responsive and responsible vendor who meets all the specifications and/or qualifications for the commodity or service being offered.

Verbal telephone/email quotes are solicited for items from $1,000 - $5,000. Written quotes are requested for items between $5,000 - $35,000. City Council approves all acquisitions over $35,000. It is the vendor’s responsibility to maintain contact with individual departments for purchases under the formal bid threshold.

Bid Openings
All bid openings are open to the public. All interested parties are welcome to witness the bid openings at the stated date, place, and time. There is no determination of award made at that time.  Sealed bids, proposals, or replies that are received pursuant to a competitive solicitation are exempt from F.S. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution until such time as the City provides notice of an intended decision or until 30 days after opening the bids, proposals, or final replies, whichever is earlier.
A recommendation is made to the Sebring City Council, who makes the final determination of award.

All bids are subject the public records law pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.
Mission Statement
To ensure that goods and services are acquired at fair and reasonable prices and the highest personal standards of conduct are maintained in all relationships with vendors, suppliers and subcontractors.

The city utilizes publicpurchase.com to release all bid postings as well as notify vendors of active solicitations. The city also advertises the invitation to bid the in the local newspaper (News-Sun). Vendors interested in registering may visit www.publicpurchase.com.