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The City of Sarasota Purchasing Division offers two different ways to register to receive solicitation notification.

1.     DemandStar is a that connects businesses with nearly 400 government agencies that input bids, RFPs and quotes directly into the DemandStar system. Some quotes are unavailable outside of DemandStar, as they fall under the formal purchasing threshold.  DemandStar offers free and paid services for solicitation notification and viewing.

View DemandStar Plans This icon means that by clicking on the link you will be leaving a website of the City of Sarasota to a website not under its jurisdiction.

2.     The City of Sarasota also offers a free service known as Egov.  This allows your company to receive free email notifying you that bids have been posted. 

Register on Egov

Pricing Levels

1.     $0.00 - $5000.00 Best obtainable price.  Buyer should use due diligence.

2.     $5000.01 - $50,000.00 Buyer must obtain three written quotes.  These may also be issued as a formal quote through the Purchasing Division.

3.     Items over $50,000.00 must have a formal bid or request for proposal.


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