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Vendor Academy

The Strategic Procurement Department (SPD) is committed to providing procurement-related information to the County’s vendors to promote the objectives of equity, environmental sustainability, economic development and engagement of all stakeholders to foster accountable and transparent governance. As providers of goods and services, vendors represent key stakeholders in the success of the County’s procurement processes. 

Below are various training resources, including upcoming virtual instructor-led workshops, INFORMS materials, links to videos and upcoming outreach/vendor onboarding events.

Upcoming Virtual Workshops

Vendor Events and Forums

  • Doing business with the County does not have to be challenging. The Academy offers onboarding events that provide information on the different procurement processes and navigation of the INFORMS eSupplier portal.

    • Thurs., June 13, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Thur., July 11, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Fri., Aug. 2, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Fri., Sept. 20, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Fri., Oct. 11, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Fri., Nov. 8, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    • Thur., Dec. 5, 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.
  • Vendor Forums demonstrate the County’s commitment to engage and collaborate with vendors. The goals of these forums include:

    • Providing opportunities for vendors to interact with County staff
    • Providing valuable insights on vendors’ experiences in doing business with the County.
    • Building and strengthening relationships between the County and vendors.
    • Providing avenues for vendors to learn about the County’s contracting opportunities and resources that are available to help them thrive.  
    Vendor Forums are hosted by the Strategic Procurement Department on the third Thursday of the designated month (unless otherwise noted) from 10 a.m. until noon. Online registration will be available 30 days prior to each session. 

    Upcoming Vendor Forums
    • Fri., Oct. 18
      11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Details will be announced soon
    • Fri., Dec. 13
      11 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Details will be announced soon
  • This workshop will provide an overview of the benefits of doing business with Miami-Dade County and contracting opportunities with County departments.

    • Wed., June 26: Matchmaking with Park, Recreation and Open Spaces (PROS)
      1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
      Arcola Lakes Senior Center
      8401 NW 14 Ave.
      Miami, FL 33147
    • Fri., Nov. 15
      11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Details will be announced soon

We are Here to Listen, Ready to Respond

The Strategic Procurement Department pledges to respond to vendor concerns and to provide professional, courteous and prompt service. SPD is committed to treating vendors equitably and building strategic relationships.
Vendor Feedback Form

Procurement 101 Videos

How to Register as a Vendor in Miami-Dade County (English)

How to Register as a Vendor in Miami-Dade County (Spanish)

How to Register as a Vendor in Miami-Dade County (Haitian Creole)