727-587-6727 or email Purchasing@largo.com.
How to find bid opportunities?
The City of Largo posts all formal competitive bidding and proposal opportunities on DemandStar.com.
City of Largo Departments are permitted to make smaller purchases for day to day operations up to $2,500. These purchases are typically made utilizing the City’s purchasing card.
Departments obtain informal quotes up to $49,999 in writing or orally. The quote process is less formal than bids or proposals. Departments solicit the adequate number of quotes from various companies. The solicitation for quotes is not advertised.
Invitations to Bid (ITB) and Request for Proposals (RFP) are formal purchasing processes. The formal purchasing process is used for purchases $50,000 or greater. These processes are advertised on Demandstar. All bids and proposals must be received by the date and time listed on the solicitation, any bid or proposal received after the opening date will not be considered.
Do I have to be "pre-qualified" to be a vendor of the City?
No. The City of Largo does not require any type of “pre-qualification” for vendors to do business with the City.
What is Demandstar and what are the benefits of registering?
Demandstar is an online platform that allows government agencies to publish requests for bids, quotes, or RFPs online to a national network of vendors who have signed up to use Demandstar. The City of Largo and numerous other government agencies in Florida use Demandstar.
May I attend a bid opening?
Bid openings are open to the public and vendors. Bid opening times, dates, and locations are listed on the cover page of the bid document.
How do I view recent bids or recommended awards?
Recent bids or recommended awards can be found on Demandstar. For more information, please contact the Office of Performance and Budget at 727-587-6727.
Where can I find information about Largo's housing programs?
The online Contractor's Guide to Housing Programs gives you a complete overview on the types of programs offered, how to become an approved City contractor and understanding bid certifications.