While healthcare services are commonly believed to be the purview of state and federal agencies, in fact cities and counties also play a role in the effective delivery of healthcare products and services to communities.
In Miami-Dade County, one of the most important organizations in the regional healthcare system is the Public Health Trust, an independent governing body run by citizens and tasked with ensuring the smooth delivery of healthcare services to communities in Miami-Dade.
The Public Health Trust is only one of several organizations in South Florida that administers important healthcare services. In this article, we’ll review how to find and evaluate healthcare-related bid opportunities in Miami and surrounding areas.
How to Become a Vendor with the City of Miami
In order to bid on healthcare solicitations published by the City of Miami, vendors must first register with the city. Miami operates an online supplier registration program in support of their procurement activities where vendors can register to become a supplier to the city of Miami, review open and awarded solicitations, read detailed guidelines about the municipal procurement process, review Miami policies and much more.
In Miami, city procurement contracts worth more than $200,000 automatically bind interested parties, local elected officials and city administrators to a unique “Cone of Silence” that prohibits verbal communication between people in these three categories.
No matter what the nature of your healthcare business, finding relevant bids to compete for can be challenging. The health care industry has many sub-sectors, including medical supplies and equipment, medical research services, physician services, drugs and pharmaceuticals and more.
Finding Relevant Bids for Your Business
One of the most time-consuming aspects of doing business with the government involves tracking down the bids that are relevant to your business. Out of thousands of bids published every year, only a few may meet the criteria of what you're looking for, including type of bid, length of contract and region where the work is to take place.
Vendors should consider partnering with a bid intelligence company such as BidNet to help them take the heavy lifting out of the bid research and qualification process.
Healthcare bids in Miami are published across several online and print sources, making it difficult to keep track of opportunities. Finding the bids themselves is just the first step of the research process: once bids have been found, they must be qualified according to your needs - and only then can the proposal process begin.
Why not partner with a bid intelligence company and let them find the bids your business wants to bid on?
For more than 30 years, BidNet has been helping companies connect with the public sector opportunities that are relevant to their business. BidNet sends daily email notifications to members with new bids that precisely match their business offer, saving vendors time and money during the research phase.
As a vendor, choosing to work with a bid intelligence company will free up your resources, allowing you to spend more time completing proposals, following their progress, and ultimately winning more government business.
Nathan Munn | BidNet.com