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Pinellas SBE Program
SBE Eligibility

Applications (both required)

Pinellas Co. Vendor Application (Demandstar)

SBE Program Application

SBE Program Vendor Search 

Workshops

Doing Business with
Pinellas County

Gaining Access to Bids
Respond to Quotations
Pricing Your Service

 

Pinellas County Purchasing

Current Bids

 

More SBE Programs

City of Tampa
City of St. Petersburg
Hillsborough County


Additional Contracting Opportunities

City of Clearwater
City of Largo

City of Oldsmar

City of St. Petersburg

FBO.gov (federal ops)

FL Dept. of Transportation

Florida State Contracts

Hillsborough County Purchasing

Pinellas County Schools

Tampa Bay Area Purchasing Cooperative

 

Gov't Contracting Assist Links

Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program

 


Never Late Cleaning Wins $65,000 Contract 



"After registering my company, Never Late Cleaning, for Pinellas County's SBE Program, I competed for and won a $65,000 contract for clean up after Hurricane Irma. As I continue to diversify and expand Never Late, I'm happy to include Pinellas County as a new client." -
- Ada McFarley, CEO, Never Late Cleaning, specializing in vacation rentals, corporate offices and facilities 


Pinellas County SBE Program Eligibility and SBE Certification Process (download)

Pinellas County's SBE Program Eligibility

Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program: The SBE Program includes a sheltered market created for qualified vendors that allows small businesses to place bids for County purchases from $5,000 up to $100,000. In addition, goals will be placed on procurement opportunities for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA) contracts. The program is non-specific to gender or race and benefits all small businesses principally located in the geographical boundaries identified in eligibility below. The business must have been in business for at least six months. To be eligible for certification, the Small Business must also meet the following criteria.

  1. The business must be located in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, or Manatee counties. A current business tax receipt or Sunbiz Articles of Incorporation from at least one of Pinellas County’s 24 municipalities or, Hillsborough, Pasco, or Manatee counties (A post office box is not acceptable as a business address). 
  2. The business must serve a commercially useful function.
  3. The number of employees must not exceed 50 full-time employees.
  4. Annual Sales do not exceed the maximum 3-year average gross revenues of $3 million or less for businesses providing selective goods and services or gross revenues not exceeding $8 million for construction service providers.
  5. Participate in business development education and consultation.

To be considered, you must complete BOTH the SBE Program application and the Pinellas County procurement vendor registration application. Effective May 7, 2019.

  


 

Sign up to learn how to Do Business with Pinellas County and grow your business with a workshop
at the Florida Small Business Development Center

 


Pinellas County's SBE Program Contract Compliance

Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE)  Program Contract Compliance: Pinellas County Prime contractors awarded contracts that include an SBE goal, must visit Small Business Program Management System page once notified through the system and in accordance to the award:

  1. Add all Subcontractors including the SBE(s) submitted at the time of bid submittal to their respected awarded contract into the Small Business Program Management System with copies od signed agreements for all SBE Contractors. Note, changes to SBE Contractors must be approved by the Office of Small Business and Supplier Diversity department with a documented explanation. 

  2. Report monthly payments for ALL subcontractors no later by the 15th of each month

  3. Respond to discrepancies in a timely manner

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The FSBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. For disability accommodations please contact St. Petersburg College Security at (727) 791-2560  a minimum of five days in advance.

 

Questions: Please email Dr. Cynthia Johnson, Center Director, 
or phone (727) 453-7200.

 
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