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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 DDJ Bureau of Procurement & Contract Administration at (850) 717-2600.


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 0.7% transaction fee, unless exempt as indicated in Rule 60A-1.032, Florida Administrative Code.

A) MFMP Vendor Registration is located at the following website: 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:

      • 52161518 - Global positioning system GPS receiver (replaces 730275 - SATELLITE TRACKING DEVICEGLOBAL POSITIONING)
      • 78111800 - Passenger road transportation (replaces 913285 - DETENTION TRANSPORTATION SERVICE; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE)
      • 85121701 - Psychotherapists services (replaces 913473 - THERAPY FOR DELINQUENT YOUTH; CHILDREN,YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE)
      • 92101701 - Jail or prison or penitentiary services (replaces 974520 - MEDICAL SERVICES, JAILS, PRISONS AND JUVENILE FACILITES)
      • 92101702 - Youth camps or facilities services (replaces 913180 - DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT NON-RESIDENTIALJUVENILE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE, and 913303 - HOME DETENTION FOR DELINQUENT YOUTH -ALTERNATIVE TO SECURE DETENTION; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE)
      • 92101703 - Half way house services
      • 93141504 - Foster home care services or orphanage (replaces 913289 - EMERGENCY SHELTER-DELINQUENT YOUTH;CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE)
      • 93141507 - Social work administration services (replaces 913200 - DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT NON-RESIDENTIALMARINE SCIENCE TRAINING; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE, and 913220 - DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT RESIDENTIAL COMMIT-MENT PROGRAM; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE, and 913240 - DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT RESIDENTIAL MARINESCIENCE TRAINING; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE, and 913260 - DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT RESIDENTIAL RUNAWAYSHELTER SERVICE; CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES SERVICE, and 913280 - DEPENDENT/DELINQUENT RESIDENTIAL TRAIN-ING 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:https://www.dms.myflorida.com/agency_administration/office_of_supplier_diversity_osd 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 $35,000.00) 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 four (4) 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),  and Invitations to Negotiate (ITN).
  • Single Source purchases including agencies intended purchases from vendors who may be the only source capable of meeting specified requirements.

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 Procurement & Contract Administration, indicating an interest in receiving courtesy email notifications of current and future competitive solicitations posted by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Interested Parties Form


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