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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

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)

Vendor Onboarding Events

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., Feb. 15, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Thurs., March 14, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Wed., April 10, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Thurs., May 23, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Thurs., June 13, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Vendor Forums - A New Path to Collaboration

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., Dec. 22, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Register now; submit your questions by Dec. 15
  • Tues., Jan. 30, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Register now; submit your questions by Jan. 24
  • Wed., Mar. 27, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Register now; submit your questions by March 20
  • Wed., June 26, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Register now; submit your questions by June 19