City Bid Process Update
The City of Apopka is transitioning its electronic bidding platform from DemandStar to a bid building software called ProcureNow. ProcureNow provides current bid information, including automated bid solicitation notifications. There is no charge to vendors wishing to sign up for ProcureNow.
ProcureNow streamlines the bid submittal process for vendors by reducing the amount of time it takes for staff to create, post, and evaluate each bid. The new e-Procurement Portal allows prospective Vendors and Suppliers the ability to:
- Electronically submit bids in one place and eliminate the submission of paper proposals.
- Receive notifications of future bid opportunities by selecting the “Subscribe” button (after account creation).
- Receive timely support for bid questions.
- Submit questions and receive answers online regarding open bid opportunities.
- Track updates to existing bids by clicking the “Follow” button. This will allow all interested bidders to receive amendments and addenda automatically.
- Use a vendor guided process of responding electronically to bids to ensure your bids have been accurately completed.
- View bid opportunities issued by the City of Apopka in one location.
To view bids from the City of Apopka, please visit ProcureNow - City of Apopka
To register as a vendor and submit proposals, please refer to the ProcureNow Vendor Guides.
Click here to visit the legacy DemandStar platform.
For additional questions, please email Purchasing.
Vendor Community Workshop on June 3, 2021
The City of Apopka hosted a free Vendor Community Workshop on Thursday, June 3, 2021 for vendors interested in learning about the bid process and requirements for doing business with the City of Apopka.
- Jessica Pugh, City of Purchasing Administrator
- Geri M. Forslund, ProcureNow: Director of Customer Success
- Dr. Shakenya Jackson, City of Apopka Grants Administrator
- Melissa N. Fox, Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc.: Grants Compliance Manager
- Nicole Kennedy, City of Apopka Sustainability Coordinator
- Bob Cambric, SELF (Solar and Energy Loan Fund): Board Member
- Lauri Gomez Borg, SELF (Solar and Energy Loan Fund): Program Director Orlando/Orange County
Interested in becoming a contractor with SELF? Visit their online contractor application to learn more.