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Doing Business with the State


What Providers Need to Know When Doing Business with the State of Florida

Do you have any questions about using the Vendor Bid System?

If you have any questions, please contact the Customer Service Desk at 1-866-352-3776 or at vendorhelp@myfloridamarketplace.com.

Do you have any questions about a specific Department of Juvenile Justice procurement document?

Contact the DJJ Bureau of Contracting at (850) 413-0708.


In order to do business with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) a prospective provider/vendor must do the following:

1. Register in MyFloridaMarketplace (MFMP) (The State’s e-procurement system):

MFMP is Florida's online procurement system designed to streamline interactions between vendors and state government entities that purchase goods and services. MFMP provides a user-friendly Internet portal where prospective providers/vendors can register, receive information on upcoming bids, post information on products and services, and receive purchase orders electronically. Prospective Providers shall be aware that for each transaction (purchase of goods or services) vendors are required to pay the state a 1% transaction fee, unless exempt as indicated in Rule 60A-1.032, Florida Administrative Code.

A) MFMP Vendor Registration is located on MyFlorida.com (under "Business," "Doing Business with the State," "Everything for Vendors and Customers," "Vendor Registration System (VRS)") at the following address/link: https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com

B) Scroll to the New Vendor Registration Form and complete the following:

Note 1: Commodity Codes: You must know the commodity codes for the commodities and/or services that you can provide to the Department. The following are the most commonly used commodity codes used for DJJ solicitations:

      • 913-180 DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT NON-RESIDENTIAL JUVENILE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE
      • 913-200 DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT NON-RESIDENTIAL MARINE SCIENCE TRAINING; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE
      • 913-220 DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT RESIDENTIAL COMMITMENT PROGRAM; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE
      • 913-240 DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT RESIDENTIAL MARINE SCIENCE TRAINING; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE
      • 913-260 DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT RESIDENTIAL RUNAWAY SHELTER SERVICE; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE
      • 913-280 DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT RESIDENTIAL TRAINING SCHOOL; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE

Note 2: Certified Minority Business (CMB) If you are a certified minority business and you are registering your business, please be aware that you can NOT assign any of the official minority codes to your business. You must contact the Office of Supplier Diversity at (850) 487-0915 or e-mail the Office of Supplier Diversity at: http://osd.dms.state.fl.us and request that the certified code be placed on your file.

2. Register to use the Vendor Bid System:

A) Prospective Providers/Vendors wishing to use the Vendor Bid System must FIRST be registered with MyFloridaMarketPlace. Instructions for completing the MyFlorida Marketplace registration are provided in # 1 above.

B) Prospective Providers/Vendors interested in bidding on formal solicitations, (greater than $25,000.00) will need to ensure they are also registered in the Vendor Bid System (VBS). Registering for VBS will actually take place while you are registering in MFMP.

C) The VBS provides prospective providers/vendors with an option to receive email notifications for new solicitations for the class and group code (types of services) for which the prospective provider/vendor has registered. Please allow two days after completing the MyFlorida Marketplace system registration (see # 1 above) before registering to receive e-mail notification. BE SURE AND SELECT THE BOX TO RECEIVE E-MAIL NOTIFICATION FROM THE VENDOR BID SYSTEM WHILE YOU ARE REGISTERING IN THE MFMP SYSTEM (UNDER THE SOLICITATION PAGE).

3. Monitor the Vendor Bid System:

The public, including prospective providers/vendors are strongly encouraged to monitor the Vendor Bid System on a daily/weekly basis for advertisements and information related to new and ongoing solicitations.

There are five (5) types of advertisements that are posted to the Vendor Bid System at http://vbs.dms.state.fl.us/vbs/vbs_www.main_menu. They include:
  • Agency Decisions and Notices, including intended awards.
  • Public Meeting Notices.
  • Competitive Solicitations, including Invitations to Bid (ITB), Requests for Proposals (RFP), Invitations to Negotiate (ITN), and Requests for Information (RFI).
  • Single Source purchases including agencies intended purchases from vendors who may be the only source capable of meeting specified requirements.
  • Grant Opportunities including notices of availability of grants. Grant objectives and application processes will be detailed in the advertisement or other documents.

4. Instructions on Navigating the Vendor Bid System:

To find DJJ solicitation information, follow the instructions below:
  • Click on the menu choice "Search Advertisements."
  • From the "Agency" drop down list, select: "Department of Juvenile Justice"
  • At the bottom of the page select "Initiate Search."
  • A list of all advertisements for the Department of Juvenile Justice will be displayed. Click on the Advertisement Number of any advertisement you wish to view.
  • There may be additional documents to view. After the advertisement is displayed, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "click here to view more related documents."
  • Links to the solicitation documents and related materials will be displayed.
  • These documents may be downloaded. If a document is needed in a Word Version or Excel Version, contact the Procurement Officer for the particular solicitation.

5. For Help/Assistance with MFMP or VBS:

The state’s e-procurement systems are managed by the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS). For assistance with registrations with either of the above systems, contact MyFloridaMarketPlace Vendor Registration Customer Service: 866-FLA-EPRO (866-352-3776) or e-mail vendorhelp@myfloridamarketplace.com.

6. Department of Juvenile Justice's Interested Parties List:

The Department of Juvenile Justice maintains an Interested Parties List. This is a list of providers and individuals who have completed and submitted the following form to the Bureau of Contracts, indicating an interest in receiving courtesy email notifications of current and future competitive solicitations posted by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Interested Parties Form