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1 Florida Association of Minority Business Enterprise Officials Tallahassee, Florida February 2003 Florida Department of Management Services

2 MyFloridaMarketPlace 2 Receive Order Source What is the MyFloridaMarketPlace system going to include for CMBE vendors and other users? Full life cycle of purchasing cycle (requisition to payment of goods and services) Connection to buyers and vendors through electronic exchange of catalogs, quotes, bids, contracts, purchase orders, invoices, etc. Sourcing tools for bids, quotes, auctions and reverse auctions Integration with the States financial management system (FLAIR) for payments Vendor registration in one location for all state buyers Request Pay Approval

3 MyFloridaMarketPlace 3 In the MyFloridaMarketPlace system, some things will be different and some things will remain the same for MBE vendors. Whats Different? Vendors will register in one location for all state agency buyers to find Vendors will have the opportunity to sign up for on-line solicitations and bids Vendors will affirm that they are an MBE business that can be certified by the State Vendors will maintain their company information on-line through MyFloridaMarketPlace Vendors will receive purchase orders and will invoice using the system Whats the Same? Vendor relationship with agencies Vendor relationship with OSD Vendor submission of required certification documentation to OSD OSD review and approval of certification requests submitted by the vendor OSD oversight and monitoring of certified vendors using the system

4 MyFloridaMarketPlace 4 Vendors must register on MyFloridaMarketPlace to begin or continue selling goods and services to the State of Florida Vendor Registration available March 2003 During Vendor Registration... New and existing vendors have the option to identify themselves as a minority and/or woman-owned business Certified Minority Business Enterprise (CMBE) vendors and companies that want to become a CMBE vendor must choose that designation during registration CMBE and MBE vendors will register in the MyFloridaMarketPlace system even if they are already registered in the States SPURS system.

5 MyFloridaMarketPlace 5 After selecting to be considered as a certified MBE, the vendor must go on to complete the rest of vendor registration By selecting CMBE designation, vendors affirm that they meet the Office of Supplier Diversitys (OSD )CMBE requirements Vendors that select to be considered for certification must submit the required documentation to OSD within 25 days of registering in the system Failure to submit the required documentation will result in certification being denied by OSD Following receipt of the required documentation at OSD, the rigorous certification verification process will begin, just as it is accomplished now If, during the verification process, the vendor is determined to not meet the requirements, the vendor will be notified about the determination and given an opportunity to provide additional material as allowed by law If the vendor completes the required steps and provides all of the required documentation, then the State Certification Officer will certify the vendor as a CMBE and the certification letter and mountable certificate will be sent to the vendor for their use and display In order to obtain CMBE status, a vendor is still required to submit all the documentation that is currently used to determine certification status.

6 MyFloridaMarketPlace 6 MyFloridaMarketPlace includes tools for vendors and for buyers. All vendors will have access to a dedicated vendor helpdesk to provide support. Vendor ToolsBuyer Tools MyFloridaMarketPlace Users Initial Users - Pilots Initial Users - Exec Agencies Eligible Users - Other State Agency State Term Contract Vendors Minority Businesses Agency/ Dept. Contract Vendors Eligible Users – Univ, City, County General Public Small Businesses Vendor search State term contract items Requisitions/Purchase orders Online workflow approvals Informal solicitation (quotes < $25,000) Sealed bids (ITN, ITB, RFx > $25,000, auctions, reverse auctions) Receipt of Goods P-Card Contract development and administration Reports Self registration notification of formal and informal solicitations Online quoting on informal solicitations (< $25,000) Online submission of sealed bids (> $25,000) Electronic purchase order receipt Electronic submission of invoices Catalog creation and updates for State term contracts Reports Business Support and Operations Buyer Help Desk Vendor Help Desk Strategic Sourcing Procurement Assistance Catalog Enablement Training and Education I want to buy I want to sell BuyersVendors

7 MyFloridaMarketPlace 7 The initial users for the new system will be those that fall under the Governors executive agencies. Other eligible users will participate in the future. Initial Users - Pilot Agencies (May 2003) Department of Transportation Department of Children & Families Department of Health Department of Corrections Department of Juvenile Justice Department of Environmental Protection Department of Revenue Department of Lottery Agency for Health Care Administration Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles Department of Elder Affairs Department of Education Department of Citrus Department of Law Enforcement Department of Military Affairs Department of Business & Professional Regulation Agency for Workforce Innovation Department of Community Affairs Executive Office of the Governor Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Management Services Initial Users – Executive Branch Agencies (July 2003 – April 2004) Other Eligible Users Other State Agencies Universities/Community Colleges Other Governments (City, County, etc.) Legislature Judicial

8 MyFloridaMarketPlace 8 State term contract vendors under (23) F.S., will continue to be required to pay a fee for use of the system All State Term Contract vendors will be required to pay a 1% fee on the purchases that are made under their contract All vendors, whether they are on a state term contract or not, who desire to offer their goods and services through the system will be required to accept the terms and conditions of use, including the payment of the 1% fee Credits will be given for fees paid on items returned through no fault of the vendor Changes to Chapter 287, F.S., requires the collection of a fee from vendors using the MyFloridaMarketPlace system.

9 MyFloridaMarketPlace 9 Opportunity to generate additional business and increase sales Potential for selling a broader range of goods and services through increased visibility of products and/or services (vendor searches, catalog searches) Potential for finding additional customers through increased visibility across agencies (access to additional state agencies and local FL governments) Opportunity to streamline operations and decrease operating expenses Potential for increased order accuracy and order processing speed through receipt of electronic purchase orders Potential for decreased labor costs per order through use of electronic invoicing Potential for decreased shipping and handling costs that result from shipping wrong goods or wrong quantity of goods due to order errors Opportunity to shorten order-to-cash cycle and improve cash flow Potential to shorten invoice processing time through vendor automation of invoicing and State automation of matching Potential to shorten the payment approval process through electronic approvals There are several specific areas that will help derive benefits for vendors by using the MyFloridaMarketPlace system.

10 MyFloridaMarketPlace 10 Single Point of Registration Access to Untapped Buyers State of the Art Tools Available Customer Support Enhanced Economic Development Opportunities for Small Business Reduced Administrative Burdens and Manual Processes Dedicated Supplier Manager to Assist with Creation of On-Line Catalogs All vendors, including MBE and CMBE vendors, should receive benefits from using the MyFloridaMarketPlace system to reach state buyers.

11 MyFloridaMarketPlace 11 For More Information Learn more about MyFloridaMarketPlace at under Hot Topics Download Training Materials (coming soon) us or call us with specific questions Help Desk: Number to be published soon

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