The Purchasing Division is dedicated to ensuring integrity and fairness, with centralized responsibility for providing and managing the most effective and efficient procurement processes and procedures for the acquisition of quality goods and services in support of City Departments and the City of Gainesville’s mission and goals.
General Government Purchasing is located at 200 E. University Avenue, P.O. Box 490, Gainesville, Florida, 32602. Bids must be received by General Government Purchasing by 3:00 p.m. on bid date. Call (352) 334-5021 for more information.
Local businesses can pick up a copy of the bid at City Hall. All others need to contact DemandStar for document fulfillment
Click here for Bids and RFP's.
Blackout Period. To ensure fair consideration and consistent and accurate dissemination of information for all proposers, the City prohibits communication to or with any department, employee, or agent evaluating or considering the proposals during the submission process, except as authorized by the contact person.
During the blackout period as defined herein, except as pursuant to an authorized appeal, no person may lobby, as defined herein, on behalf of a competing party in a particular procurement process, City officials or employees except the purchasing designated staff contact in the purchasing division. Violation of this provision shall result in disqualification of the party on whose behalf the lobbying occurred.
Blackout period means the period between the issue date which allows for immediate submittals to the City of Gainesville Purchasing Department for an invitation for bid or the request for proposal, or qualifications, or information, or the invitation to negotiate, as applicable, and the time the City Officials and Employee awards the contract. Lobbying means when any natural person, for compensation, seeks to influence the governmental decision-making, to encourage the passage, defeat or modification of any proposal, recommendation or decision by City officials and employees, except as authorized by procurement documents.
200 East University Avenue, Room 339
Gainesville, Fl 32601
P.O. Box 490, Station 32
Gainesville, Florida 32627-0490
Phone: (352) 334-5021
Fax: (352) 334-3163
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
The City of Gainesville Purchasing Division does not maintain a vendor data base but utilizes Onvia Demandstar to provide current bid information, including automated bid solicitation notifications. The system allows you to receive the information quickly, whenever and wherever you choose, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Who should use Onvia Demandstar?
- Individuals and businesses wanting to become a vendor or supplier for the City of Gainesville
- Established vendors who need to update their information to remain competitive
- Vendors who want to obtain copies of Bids and Request For Proposals (RFPs)
- Vendors who want to know the status of Bids and RFPs
What type of information is available on the Onvia Demandstar?
- Current Procurement Listings
- Legal Advertisements
- Invitation to Bids/Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications
- Bid Tabulation sheets
- Current Award Recommendations
For more information about the service or if you need technical assistance, please contact Onvia Demandstar at 1-800-711-1712 or at www.demandstar.com