By Ryan Lynch
From professional fireworks displays to engineering services, a number of city contracts are up for renewal or bid this year.
As of March 9, the city has roughly 418 contracts set to expire by the end of 2021. The contracts include everything from recurring services and maintenance to consulting and other needs.
Orlando Business Journal compiled a list of the contracts set to expire this year so companies can see what may become available for bid. The list is part of an ongoing look at contracts with public entities that are set to become available.
Contracts with public entities such as the city can offer business opportunities for local companies. Contracts also can span several departments, including the city’s police and fire departments, with a diverse set of needs.
The city typically considers selecting a new company or renewing an agreement based on the service and the contract, city spokeswoman Samantha Holsten told Orlando Business Journal. As of fiscal year 2020-21, the city’s purchasing and contracts division was managing 850 active contracts with a total value of roughly $1 billion, according to the city’s official budget.
There are number of potential benefits for businesses that pursue local government contracts, Angel de la Portilla, president of government consulting firm Central Florida Strategies Inc., told OBJ. “Companies and providers usually monitor these contracts as they can result in a significant amount of revenue for their business.”
Companies should be proactive about looking at when and where contracts are expiring to see where opportunities may lie, de la Portilla added.
Use the searchable database of city contracts below to see what contracts are set to expire this year.
See the city’s VendorLink website as well as its procurement department to check the availability of contracts. For more information and to contact the department, click here.
Orlando contracts up for grabs in 2021
Data via city, contract availability subject to change.
Source: Orlando Business Journal
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