Equitable Distribution Program

Miami-Dade County created the Equitable Distribution Program (EDP) to facilitate increased contracting opportunities to community-based Architecture and Engineering (A&E) firms, as well as afford County department's access to qualified professionals for smaller projects in an expedited fashion without necessitating a formal solicitation process.

The program is structured to equitably distribute projects in all County technical certifications to the program participants through a centralized rotational system. Each firm's position, in the technical certification pools, is based on their prior contracting opportunities with the County. The EDP is applicable for all County projects with an estimated construction cost of $2 million or less and study activities less than $200,000 per the thresholds established in Florida State Statute 287.055 for continuous contracts.

Register online for EDP Program

Consultants may apply to participate in the EDP Program only via the automated Contract Compliance Software. Paper applications are not accepted.

Becoming an EDP Member

All Architectural and Engineering firms with a local Miami-Dade County office that meet the program eligibility requirements may participate in the program once they have successfully completed the EDP application process.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The firm must have active Pre-Qualification Certification with the County
  • The firm is required to be in business for a minimum of one year and may be required to have a place of business in the County
  • A business owner, alone or as a member of a group, shall own or control only one firm including affiliates in the EDP
  • An individual design professional can only qualify one firm pursuant to the respective licensing governing boards of the state of Florida
  • Maintain a current and accurate award and payment records for the past three years on Miami-Dade County projects
  • EDP firms issued a service order under any County A&E Professional Services Agreement are required to submit appropriate utilization reports to the user department on all new and existing County contracts, including EDP work authorizations
  • Upon written notice, a firm shall execute the EDP agreement and submit the required documents and insurance certificates within 10 calendar days or lose their position in the EDP listing for a period of 180 days

EDP Program Requirements

For EDP work assignments issued after Jan. 28, 2013, Subcontractor-Supplier Listing and Subcontractors Payment Report forms must be submitted by the prime consultant to the user department for all EDP assignments with a fee of greater than or equal to $100,000 with subconsultants.

(Pursuant to Ordinance 11-90 and Sections 2.8.1, 2-8.8 and 10.34 of the Miami-Dade County Code.)

Contractor Reporting Requirements explains procedure for submitting required reports.

Subcontractor Supplier Listing must be submitted to the user department as a condition of receiving an EDP service order which involves fees of $100,000 or more.

Subcontractor Payment Report must be submitted to the user department as a condition of final payment for any EDP service order which has sub consultants, and which involve fees of $100,000 or more.

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