City Rolls Out New Online Procurement System
Published on July 17, 2019
(Miami, FL, July 17, 2019) - The City of Miami Department of Procurement today announces the launch of its new online Contract Management System, which makes navigating the public procurement process even easier for interested parties, while adding another level of transparency for the public. The new online system houses all of the City’s contracts and related contract documents in one convenient, searchable electronic database. The database includes procurement documents related to architecture and engineering services (A&E), construction, public works, transportation, and goods and services.
“Our taxpayers deserve and expect efficient public services and transparency from their local government,” said City Manager Emilio Gonzalez, “and the City’s new online procurement database helps us meet those expectations by using technology that will allow citizens to better understand how we use public money to purchase goods and services.”
The new system allows for the consolidation of the A&E and construction contracts on the same web portal, alongside contracts for goods and services. It also creates greater transparency, as the public now has the ability to view all documents related to a given contract (solicitation, contract, amendments, proposal/bid submittal for the awardee, purchase orders, etc.) in a single, searchable database. Some of the functionalities for vendors and the public include, but are not limited to:
- The System will automatically notify vendors via email when their insurance or bond is expiring so that they may submit updated certificates of insurance or bonds in a timely manner.
- The System has the ability to allow external customers, constituents, other governmental agencies, to view the City’s procurement contracts and all of their related documents.
To learn more about the City of Miami’s new online Contract Management System, please click here.