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Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) is committed to promoting the growth and development of minority, woman-owned, and veteran-owned small businesses. The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Office has the unique responsibility of assisting Florida’s diverse small business community to actively participate in and have access to FTE’s contracting and procurement opportunities, ranging from professional and contractual services to construction.

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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is proud of its longstanding policy to ensure that social impacts to communities and people are recognized early and continually throughout the transportation decision-making process. The Department’s Title VI Program is responsible for providing leadership, direction and policy to ensure compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and related authorities.

FAQ

In order to become certified by the Florida Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) as a woman, veteran, or minority-owned business enterprise, a business must meet the eligibility criteria set forth in Rule 60A-9, Florida Administrative Code. Further, the vendor must register in MyFloridaMarketPlace as a vendor, identify itself as a woman, veteran, or minority-owned business and submit supporting documentation to OSD for review.

You may begin the registration process via the State of Florida’s Vendor Information Portal (VIP). The system will also ask about your social economic status and will prompt you to select the socio-economic categories that apply to you (woman, veteran, and/or minority). After completing the registration in VIP, review the required documentation for certification and submit to the Office of Supplier Diversity. Review the Certification Required Documents before you submit your documents.

The MyFloridaMarketPlace Vendors section of this website provides information and resources to current and prospective vendor customers.

No, any business may register with MyFloridaMarketPlace to do business with the State. However, if the vendor wishes to participate in the procurement process as a certified business enterprise, it must go through the Office of Supplier Diversity to obtain the certification.

Resources

  • Register to do business with the State of Florida at MyFloridaMarketPlace
  • Seek certification, if eligible
  • Get prequalified, if necessary
  • Pursue Business Development Initiative (BDI) contracts
  • Attend Pre-Bid meetings even if not mandatory
  • Review Consultant Acquisition Plans
  • Review 90-Day Spending Plan
  • Meet with procurement staff
  • Prepare a capability statement
  • Review New Bidders Orientation presentation
  • Review Doing Business with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) PowerPoints
  • Review Lettings
  • Register to bid on Bid Express
  • Develop strong relationships
  • Attend networking events
  • Subscribe to receive Bid Solicitation Notices

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