The Tampa Port Authority (TPA) Procurement Department is responsible for the purchasing of construction, improvement, repair, or building, goods, supplies materials and services, to be used for port purposes, as specified by Chapter 95-488, Laws of Florida (“Enabling Act”).
As a public entity, the Tampa Port Authority (TPA) is constantly striving to ensure that the procurement of goods and services is efficient, cost effective and in compliance with all TPA policies and applicable laws. In addition, it is important to TPA to make certain that such goods and services are solicited in such a manner that is fair and equitable to all potential providers. We invite all businesses to participate in the TPA’s purchasing process.
To view a list of projects currently out for bid (posted on Onvia Demandstar).
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The TPA does not maintain a “bidder/vendor” list. Procurement opportunities are posted on this website and TPA advertises Invitations to Bid (ITB), Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) in local newspapers: Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, La Gaceta and the Florida Sentinel Bulletin as well as on the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) website when appropriate.
Additionally, TPA utilizes the Onvia DemandStar (DemandStar) government e-procurement system. DemandStar is an electronic subscription service that connects businesses with a network of government agencies that input bids directly into the DemandStar system. Subscribers are notified of government bidding opportunities as soon as they are posted by one of the member agencies. To subscribe to DemandStar, please visit (www.demandstar.com).
For questions regarding the procurement process, please contact:
Phone: (813) 905-5044
Fax: (813) 905-5050
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