Diversity in Contracts
Doing Business with UCF
Thank you for your interest in providing services or products to the University of Central Florida (UCF). The university values and admires the dedicated business owners who are critical in making our economy strong.
The following steps are provided as a guide to assist you in doing business with the university.
- Check UCF’s bid opportunity announcements
- Review current list of annual contracts and vendors
- Understand UCF’s bid and quote limits
- Market directly to UCF departments
Procurement Services rarely hears about opportunities prior to vendor selection for purchases under $75,000. Each department has its own procurement needs and budgets. No formal bidding is required for purchases costing less than $75,000, and UCF departments have much latitude in making vendor selections that satisfy their requirements. Maximize your level of consideration for these opportunities by introducing your business directly to UCF departments. Search the UCF A‐Z directory for each department’s website and staff information. Feel free to contact us for information on which departments might buy a particular good and/or service.
- Stay connected
Sign up for the Diversity in Contracts mailing list to receive information on upcoming events and known opportunities.
- Consider applying to become either a state contract vendor or purchasing cooperative vendor
Many times the Procurement Services staff will direct departments to purchasing cooperatives as a way to save time and money. For more information, visit the Florida Department of Management Services Purchasing Cooperative Contracts.
- Check other local bid opportunities
- City governments
- School boards
- County governments